Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Paper Loft Everyday Life and Let's Get Sketchy

Whew!  It's been a while for scrapbooking, but the power layout boxes are on my desk as well as print outs of current sketch challenges in which to participate.  So many sketches have a place for only one picture or if there are multiples they are cut small.  I have my pics printed in the "digital" format (a little smaller than 4x6).  Yeah, I could go to my fancy printer and fuss until I can get these pics to a smaller size but I like the PICTURES!  That is why I scrapbook and as I have become a better photographer, there is less to crop out!  Good for me, but not conducive to scrapping sketches.  So this sketch was for one photo, I had 4 on my "power layout" page, but cut it back to the two best.  Therefore, my photo area is larger than the sketch, shrinking the "white" space.  I don't really like "white" space, so I have used The Paper Loft's Everyday Life No Excuses striped paper for my background.  I used TPL's Good Times accessory sheet for the title and matted and cut the paper banners from the solid sheets in this collection.  I used one printed banner, I cut from the packaging sheet, it was a sample of the Like Riding a Bike paper that I have used for the companion page, I liked the scale of the sample better than the actual paper for the banner. 


 I used my Sizzix to cut with Quickcutz's road sign set, the signs.  


Finally, the most time consuming part of the page was creating the tiny banner at the top.  I began with Heidi Swap trimmings (white) and smooched and spritz with many colors.  It did not look as I had envisioned, so I brought out the MM paints.  I took a sponge tipped dauber and painted the green dots and used a wedgewood color and a craft stick to edge the top and sides.  This banner is two pieces attached and overlapping. I made two sets and used the other two pieces on the companion page which I will post another day.  I edged everything with Versa Magic Aegean Blue and popped up some pieces with pop dots.




Thanks for taking a look, I had fun with this one!  messy and painty fun!
 
I am also entering this in the following challenges:
 

10 comments:

  1. Awesome job using the sketch! Your layout is very fun! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

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  2. Wonderful srapbook layout, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

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  3. Fantastic take on the sketch and awesome job with your banner! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

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  4. Great page Thanks for playing at LGS.

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  5. A really lovely LO and great take on the sketch.Thank you for playing along with our challenge at LGS :)

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  6. Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

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  7. Wonderfully done, thanks for joining us at LGS!

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  8. what a fun page! those photos are great! Thanks for playing along at LGS

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  9. Great page thanks for joining us @ LGS.

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  10. I print most of my photos in 4x6 also so have the same challenge of making sketches work for me . . . you did a great job here!! Thanks for playing at Let's Get Sketchy!

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