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April 04, 2011

Hans Christian Andersen: Michelle

Michelle is here today to show us her version of a layout using a title by HCA, "The Great Sea Serpent". She is sharing with us some Geography and History. I feel smarter already ")

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I searched through the titles of Hans Christian Anderson’s works and “The Great Sea-Serpent” title first popped out at me. I was thinking about something with the pool or bath time pics. But then I remembered these pictures I had of some ugly looking fish. Then went back and read the story. So, as you can see I went with the ugly fish because the story was about the sea and the transatlantic telegraph cable. The Transatlantic telegraph cable runs from Ireland into content of North America in Newfoundland. Which relates to where the pictures were taken on my father-in-law’s boat somewhere off the coast between Fermuse and Bay Bulls, Newfoundland. Now, as for the ugly fish Newfoundlanders call it Sculpin. But from what I can find online it looks more like a cross between a Monk fish and a Sea Raven. The Sculpin, which seem to be a fresh-water small fish.

Background paper used was from DCWV Photo Stack 2, matting Cocoa Cardstock from Close to My Heart(CTMH) and I copied the image of the map and section of the story onto Ivory parchment. Tag was from a pack of 2 3/4x1 3/8 Shipping Tags. I distressed edges of all the papers and cardstock. Inked up the edges of the papers and tag with CTMH Cocoa water-based ink. Stamped my title using the CTMH Old World Alphabet in Cococa. Added additional stamped elements.


  1. Wow that fish is crazy looking! LOL!
    Pretty layout - love the title font!!!!
    Thanks for teaching us too! :0)

  2. Up close and personal, this is one of the ugliest fish in the sea, but so much fun to watch with his huge mouth and funny shape. I love that you choose these pictures to scrap this wonderful layout Michelle!

  3. Very interesting subject for a layout! I love the unique :) Great title!


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