I really got carried away with my inking on this layout. I heavily cropped a photo to isolate the subject, used a TCW Chevron Template and Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge stamp set, lots of sponging and created my own background. Added some patterned paper as pennants and circles along with a small title. I love the finished result – one of my fav LO’s I’ve done recently. It is so easy to stamp and sponge and the results are fab.
Last night – was Midnight Madness at Craft Haven. We papercrafted the evening away – and yes, by about 11:00pm it is all getting a little ‘mad’ – only in the crazy, fun, laugh till it hurts way – not the where is the straight jacket, lock me up way. We had a sketch challenge and this was my LO on display as inspiration for the sketch. I kept it pretty simple and clean as a good place to start for newbie scrappers. There is some perfect pearl mist, spritzed thru a TCW mask, but the photo doesn’t really show it up too well. I love the Cherry Lyn dies, and chicken mesh is a favourite of mine – so many different uses – here it takes on a fishing net look. Of course Washi tape is fun to work with and another fav of mine at the moment. The papers, lettering and pennants are from A Walk in the Park Collection Kit – by Echo Park.
I have mentioned that I am going through some of my older photos – wow, it is so cool to look back at my boys and see how they have grown and changed. It is great to remember the little boy and the mischief in his eyes. This is my now 19 year old, how time flies. Must say I am pretty addicted to Kraft Cardstock as my ‘go to’ background – but it seems to just work.
I have been going through a few of my old photos – found this one of my youngest son Dwight – he turned 17 last week, now has size 13 feet and is taller than his father – but he is still ‘My Sweet Boy’. Isn’t’ he cute? Pennants/flags are one of new favorite things and I especially like how they use up scraps and can come in all shapes and sizes. I got the idea for this LO from a friends magazine cutting.
This photo is of Ethan chatting with and shaking the Prime Ministers hand whilst he (John Key) was on the campaign trail in New Plymouth (Nov 2011). I got the photo off the PMs Facebook page. The LO idea was taken from a Page Map – although as usual it looks nothing like the sketch.
This is one of the easiest and fastest LO I have done lately. 15 minute page, done in a flash. The interesting thing is I have done a summery page – with a male subject using the girly Flirtatious Specialty DSP – but the reverse side. The Color Spritzer Tool adds the fun splatter to the background. I have embossed the Big Shot Simple Letters Alphabet with the Square Lattice embossing folder, isolated a swimmer from the Sunny Fun stamp set and colored him in – this make a cute embellishment and popped on a button. Easy Peasy.
This LO was inspired by a magazine cut out. The photo is of my son Ethan – it was taken just before he left to go to Waikato for University. The LO is kind of fussy for me – but I really enjoyed scruffying it up abit. Crumb Cake is definitely my go to for a background and it works well with the linen thread here.
This LO is quite different from what a usually do. My inspiration came from a magazine cutting. I had two prints of the one picture so I punched out some pieces to make three small pics. I did some doodling, added some strips of paper, ribbon and some titles. The Patterns Designer Series Paper Stacks are so fun to use, I love the coordinating colors and patterns.
This LO is of my Dad when he was on his trip around the South Island – the trip was on his ‘bucket list”. I really like the Spice Cake DSP and have used it on lots of LOs both masculine and feminine. The Cupcake Punch is fantastic for clouds, I have used these lots too. I stamped the background card stock with the Spiced Paisley stamp set, used my Cutter Kit to scruffy the edges of my DSP, inked some cupcake “clouds”, added some Seam Binding ribbon in Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake (sounds yummy .. lol), an antique brad and a sentiment.
Taking a photo when the subject has no idea you are snapping is something I really like to do. The expressions you capture in that candid moment are so different from a posed shot. I love this photo of Dwight taken many years ago at one of his hockey games. I used the Big Top Birthday DSP – the bright colors are perfect for creating a dramatic LO. Add some inking, doodling, the Pennant Builder punch, 2.5″ circle punch, a hand drawn title, a bright button and the page is finished.