We have a great two-page sketch that can be used many ways for our challenge at Stick It Down this month. Check out what the other Double Page DTers have created with this multi-purpose sketch!
I choose to scrap some photos of my son from a few years back. I wanted swim theme die cuts, but didn’t find any in my stash, or really for purchase . . . so I made them! After googling a few images of swim fins and kick boards I copied them to a word document and sized them for the page. I printed two copies and then went to work with cardstock, scissors, and ink. I think they turned out nicely! I used Versa Magic ink in Mango, Eggplant, Midnight Black, and Cloud White to create depth and dimension. I selected royal blue cardstock and a light blue patterned paper from a really old stack of Provo Craft papers for the background. I was looking to match some Mrs. Grossman’s Design Lines I had in my stash. I am having a blast using up old stuff and creating pages. Once I had the photos in place I realized there wasn’t quite enough to make the layout shine. I flicked Fireworks! Spray in Bahama Blue on the lighter colored paper, and in Cottage Ivy on the royal blue. Just a tiny bit of shimmer. With a few journal strips and a title die cut with my new Sizzix Just a Note Alphabet I thought I was done.
True story here, a few weeks ago I tried my hand at making home-made enamel dots from Pony beads. I put them out on the second-story deck to cool. Came back 10 minutes later and they had been blown all over the deck and through the slates. I picked most of them up, and my dear son found a bunch in the grass under the deck. When I had the layout still on my desk I found another one outside and was inspired to add a few to the layout. Yes, now it is done!
Another side-note. I like to photograph my layouts outside . . . here is a photo of one page taking flying lessons! See the shadow? I caught the photo while the page was mid-air.
Thanks for stopping by, and do try your hand at the great sketch. You will have fun!