2009: Hillbilly Golf
While in Gatlinburg, TN we found a place called Hillbilly golf that was built into the side of a mountain. You had to ride a tram up the side of the mountain to start playing and then bring it back down at the end. You had to be really carefully to not hit your ball to hard because it would go down the mountain and you would never find it again.
I had a lot of fun with this page. I took the color scheme – green and orange – from the color scheme of the mini golf business – look at the roof line of the club house in the picture on the left hand side. I decided that I wanted to design the background pages myself so that I could show the tram going up the mountain. I used craft paint to paint the trees after I had drawn the tram track. The tram was hand drawn and then cut out with a pair of sharp pointed scissors. I used a black sharpie to outline the tram so that it would stand out more against the background.
The “Smoky Mountains” title was purchased at a craft store in Gatlinburg – I always make a point on our vacations of trying to find scrapbook stores that are selling local attraction items. The “Hillbilly golf” title I made with my Cricut machine and put on wood design paper to match the sign from the mini golf clubhouse.
To further emphasize the orange in the design I bordered each picture in orange – using a corner cutter to round the pictures and the borders.
I have seen this miniature golfing many times. Always wanted to try it. It would probably be a neat experience for the kids.