Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Love This Boy Layout

So while I was at retreat I started a scrapbook page using the February SOTM and the Sketchabilities Sketch #131 with the White with 1 cross challenge. I didn't quite have time to finish all the details I wanted, so I tucked it safely into my album until, well, today! I like working with the Sketchabilities sketches. They have an arty, inky slant to them that I really love. 
I knew the cool blue and white of the layout would be perfect for the Paper Issues Say It Ain't Snow Cold Challenge. 
I built some flowers out of A Happy Hello images stamped in Black onto Glacier Cardstock. I trimmed some banners from the cards printed in the Year: Noted kit, I added a few tiny black cricut flowers and used some rub-ons from my retired stash to add in a subtle title for one of my favorite Max pics ever. The big swirl is hand doodled, and I added a doodled border to the banners and some pen accents to the stamping. I distressed the background with Glacier Ink direct from the pad. 
I had embossed some of the banners. Stitched around the layout. I added sparkles...and bitty sparkles...but I wasn't done yet. I needed something...something more. Then I saw the new CTMH Inspiration Bingo Game and I almost had a bingo!
So I worked down the 4th bingo column: 
1: Tearing/sanding, since I distressed the edges of all the CS and B&T
2: Doodle work with my big spiral and black stamped accents
3: Stamping unconventionally by using the sentiment stamp to fill in the sketch area indicated for spritz or ink. I also used it as a border in the bottom banner area.
4. 4 patterned papers: Seaside Dots, Seaside Woodgrain, Chalk It Up (I fussy cut that star swirl in the flower spray), and Arrows from Year: Noted.
5. Punched Border: the chevron rows I stitched over.  

And now I love it! I'm gonna order the Colonial White Scrapbook Frame for my craft area, so Max can shine his love down at me while I craft!

14 comments:

papercraftingwithkellyjanes.com said...

This is fantastic, Wendy!!! Love all the detail!!!!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

I am absolutely drooling over the details! Wonderful work, Wendy! :)

Nancy Ball said...

My gosh, your layout is absolutely FANTASTIC!

Lynn said...

Wow, this is so beautiful and creative. Love your layering of the SOTM images and the background stamping. Just perfect!

Nicole Doiron said...

Precious photo and layout! Thanks for playing along with the Placid Blue challenge at White with 1!

Katie said...

Fabulous page! Great take on the sketch and WW1 combo. Thanks for joining us at WW1.

Heidi said...

Great page suits the sketch perfectly, thanks for joining us at WW1

SistersArt .Creation said...

Glad that you finished it... turned out fabulous...!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities. Hugs, Merry

Tania Ridgwell said...

Fantastic page. Great take on this months challenge. Thanks for joining us at WW1 :)

Janet Bott said...

amazing work! .. super sweet photo. You have followed long so well with the sketch and the colour! Thanks for playing along with WW1 and sketchabilities this month.

Marelle Jackman said...

Love this - thanks for playing at WW1 with us

Marelle Jackman said...

Love this - thanks for playing at WW1 with us

Sarah Fitzgerald said...

This is a fabulous layout!

Rikki Graziani said...

Love this!!!! Thanks for playing along with Sketchabilities and WW1

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