Nuts About Sketches newest layout is a two pager, and I used both sides this time to help me scrap one of my dearest friends’ 30th Surprise Birthday Party!
As you can see, I stuck with the sketch pretty well, including the 7X5 photo on the 1st page with the banner; but instead of 3 smaller photos on top right side – I just used 4 6X4’s.
I fussy cut the banner by using a sticker banner from Carta Bella, putting it on the orange side of Echo Park sticker paper, and then fussy cutting it and flipping it over so I can use the lighter blue side of the banner, to better suit my needs. Alphas are Echo Park too, with brads from WRMKs.
Tag is from my stash, and the cute arrow with the brad is also by Echo Park. Washi is Bella Blvd:
The Echo Park collection I used is “That’s My Boy” – leftovers from my step son’s album. But the sticker at the bottom – “Clearly up to No Good” just says it all! The orange chevron brad with the 2 smaller yellow ones are also Echo Park; with the veneer stars by Studio Calico.
Nuts About Sketches latest sketch is another two pager. I had so much fun with this one. It always helps when you’ve got a cute furbaby to scrap too! 😉
Here’s my layout – featuring Jeffrey James 2 years ago. He had taken a rawhide outside and started chewing on it. A second later, he got bored with that and ended up chewing on a piece of dead grass. He did that for a few minutes. So if Jeffrey could talk and give someone advice, its that “Chewing on dead grass is more FUN than chewing on rawhide”. LOL!
Here’s close ups of the two pages
Since I went with a long title, I used Cricut cartridge “Opposites Attract” to cut it out.
And here’s the awesome two page sketch:
I absolutely fell in LOVE with the banner! And since I used about 90% of the Bo Bunny “Happy Tails”, the chipboard pieces were perfect to make a banner!
Using more chipboard pieces, I decorated the polaroid frame with stars:
“Lazy Days” sticker with the little heart is from Simple Stories SN@P “Dog” collection and the washi at the bottom of the pages is by Queen & Co.
As much as I love sketch challenges, I also love color challenges. They force the scrapper to think outside the box and use colors that you usually don’t use. For the ACOT February Color Challenge, the hostess gave us a color swatch – with taupe, 2 shades of purples and grays, and a blue:
I ended up using all the colors except the dark gray. Here is what I came up with:
I used a variety of products –
Background paper: Bo Bunny
Stars: STudio Calico
Washi Tape: Love My Tapes
Butterfly PUnch: Martha Stewart
Pearls: Zva Creative
Mini Alphas: My Little Shoebox
Fabric Ribbon: Webster’s pages
3D paper flower: Basic Grey
Buttons, paint (to paint the stars): from stash