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: