Monday, October 26, 2020

Creative Memories Sports Finish Strong for Bitten By the Bug 2

Welcome to the latest challenge from Bitten By the Bug 2.  Our challenge this time around is sports.  I created a layout of a half marathon my son ran last year.  He finished first in his age division. I must say I did not take any of these photos.  I borrowed them from the internet.  They were featured on the race website and the local news.

I used the negative cut from page 2 as a stencil for page 1.  I simply sponged some distress ink and held in place with my hand.  I was NOT that concerned with precision.  

I manipulated the layout of the title.  It was a square with the shoe as part of the design.  I used the shoe in the lower left.  

I made a duplicate of the title and contoured only the shoe to create a stripe of color in the sole.

The second page was actually the first page I created.   I loved the Finish Strong title available with Cricut Access. 

 I also made a duplicate of this title and contoured the runner.  I cut the second runner out of the background paper in a spot that I knew would be covered by the badge mat.

Cricut Finish Strong, Marathon Motivation and Stork's Delivery
Creative Memories Sports Paper Stack and Sticker pack
Black shimmer and white card stock
Tutti Small Scallop Stitched Circles
Our Daily Bread Designs Pierced Circle die 
Hickory Smoke Distress ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Bitten By the Bug 2 Sports theme for the next two weeks.



  1. Great layout. I never thought of using the negative piece as a stencil, but it is a wonderful idea. It is all the little details, like the runner being in the same paper that make it special.

  2. Congratulations to your son on an awesome finish to his race. What a great accomplishment. I love that you used all the pieces of your cut to make the layout. The images highlight the layout and pictures so nicely.

  3. What a great two page layout. I love the title and what you did with the negative piece. So creative! And congrats to your son!

  4. Wow, love your layout. Those sayings really shout out and show the energy in your artwork. Really nice.

  5. Great layouts. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper.

    DT Stacey

  6. Awesome layout! Love how you used the negative as a stencil. And congrats to your son on his race!