I've been noticing a trend lately with sketches. Lots of strips of paper which makes it soooo easy to put together a layout using just scraps! This layout is of my niece Katie and is based on Creative Scrappers Sketch 112. Don't ask me what the face is for but considering it was a hot, summer day and she had a broken ankle, she was probably complaining about something, and rightfully so. I'm not sure of the date on this which I will eventually add to the circle at the bottom once I send it to her on Facebook and ask her when she broke her ankle! She ought to love this! LOL! This is the sketch it's based on:
The paper strips were actually "ribbons" printed onto paper that I found in a really old kit that I bought at a scrapbooking convention from Leaving Prints which is no longer even in business. Am I the only one who goes to expos and conventions and spends all kinds of money on stuff I didn't even really like just because it was cheap? I have a stack of these kits and honestly, the paper is low quality and I don't even like most of it. I pulled out about 6 of them that I know I will never use and think I will give them to my friend who is just starting out scrapping and has very little in the way of patterened paper. I cut the "ribbons" into strips and glued them down. I crinkled and distressed the edges of the blue paper. I have apparently run out of ALL SIZES of chipboard circles so I just punched a bunch of orange circles out of a leftover piece of BoBunny paper....the only quality paper on this layout...and glued them together to give them dimension. The bracket was plain chipboard that I also covered with the BoBunny. While I was searching through drawers looking for chipboard circles, I came across a sheet of chipboard pieces by Little Yellow Bicycle Zach's Life. That line is CLEARLY a boy line but the colors worked for this layout so I used them! Even the printed words on the circles at the top fit...it says "It Takes Courage To Grow Up And Become Who You Really Are" on one and the others say "Wherever You Go, Go With All Your Heart" and "Laugh". I was so excited that these obviously intended for boy pages embellishments worked on this teenage girl's layout! The green glitter letters you have seen on at least 3 other layouts this weekend! I have a habit of using whats in front of me and these have been sitting on my desk since Friday! I just put them away though...to force myself to be more creative! I will laugh if I do use them again this weekend because they REALLY work! I inked the edges in orange to tie the layout together and added some muslin and jute knots and this puppy is done!
Dinner is ready....John is cutting the ribs as I type this and I just took the cornbread out of the oven!! Be back later!!!