Thursday, August 18, 2011

August Sketch Blog Hop and Blog Candy

Welcome to the August Sketch Blog Hop! A few of us on the CK Forum (23 to be exact!) are sharing projects based on the wonderful sketch created by Amanda. I am sure it will be a lot of fun to see what everyone has done with the same sketch. If you did not arrive here from Mandi's blog, please return to Amanda's blog to follow the hop in order. Okay, so let's get started! Here's the sketch:
And here's my layout:
When I saw the cluster of photographs in the middle, I knew that I wanted the look of Polaroids on my page. I have been loving the look of the projects created with the Lawn Fawn Polaroid stamp from the Say Cheese set. Since I don't have the set, I decided to try my hand at making my own Polaroids with white and black cardstock. I was really happy with my faux Polaroids!

As you can see, I stretched the sketch a little. I usually try to make sketches my own. In stretching the sketch, I switched out the title block for an embellishment and moved the title down to the bottom of the page. As a result, I clustered the photos and journaling on the right to add balance and interest to my page.

Thanks to Nichol Magouirk, I have been so inspired to stamp on my layouts and this one is no exception. In addition to stamping on the faux Polaroid, I stamped the "On the Road" sentiment on the blue strip as well as the roadway under the cars. One other thing I would like to draw your eye to is my title. It's no secret that I love Thickers. However, since the Basic Grey collection pack came with stickers, I felt compelled to use them. To get the dimension of Thickers, I stacked my stickers two high. Lucky for me it was a short title and I had enough letters! Here's a closer look:

I have a confession to make: I am a latecomer to scrapbooking. While I do not scrap chronologically, nor do I fee the urge to "catch up", I look for every opportunity to group pictures from different events together. When I was playing around with the Wander collection for a travel layout that I will share next week, it occurred to me that these would also be great papers for a layout showing Mark from 1998 and Melissa from 1999 playing with the same toy. My journaling reads: Talk about getting a lot of mileage from a toy! Mark and Melissa both loved taking the Cozy Coupe out for a spin.
So, how about a giveaway to reward you for reading to the bottom of this post! I have a package of Jolee's Boutique Sightseeing Dimensional Stickers up for grabs! These should come in handy as you scrap pictures of your summer vacation! If you leave a comment and are a follower of my blog, you will be entered to win. I will randomly draw the name of a winner on Tuesday morning.
Thanks for hopping by! Your next stop is Devra's blog. And when you are done with the hop, return to Amanda's blog to see how you can enter her blog candy. In addition, check out Clever Creations for a chance at some more blog candy! And, finally, The Twinery is celebrating their anniversary and has a fabulous prize up on their blog.

Supplies
Cardstock: American Crafts;
Patterned Paper & Stickers: Basic Grey (Wander);
Embellishments: Maya Road Microchips (Motif Buttons/Neutrals); Tim Holtz (Mini Paper Clips; Tiny Attacher);
Stamps: Technique Tuesday (Good Times; Borderline--Time and Space); Hero Arts (Travel Journal);
Ink: Ranger (Black; Coffee)
Tools: Fiskars Border Punch (Scallop Sentiment); EK Success Edger Punch (Postage Stamp)

30 comments:

okanogangirl said...

Fabulously fun page! Love the detail of the circle at the top.

Amanda Johnson said...

This is great! The polaroids give it a fun look!

Auntie Em said...

What great techniques you have used on your LO! I love the polaroid effect. Your LO is a great twist on the sketch and it's so neat to see how you have made it your own.
Thank you for sharing! :)

Stacia lyn said...

Nice job!!!

Scraprageous said...

What a really fun page! I don't scrap chronologically either - always trying to catch up and I have been scrapping since before all kids were born.

blsd2scrp said...

this is so great! I am so inspired by this blog hop, seeing all the different styles and such! thanks for sharing! kelly

Paula Cote said...

Great page! I think most parents can relate too. Who doesn't have similar photos of their kids in the Cozy Coupe?! I once heard that it's the best selling car ever!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Beautiful layout! I love this paper line and it works great with your photos! Thanks for sharing!

Moongirl said...

What fun papers! I love the LO. I just became a follower so I can see more :)

Snips and Snails said...

This page is so much fun-love it! I'm following now.

Derv said...

Love, Love love!!!!! I have those papers. Might have to "borrow" your idea!

photochic said...

I LOVE the paper! So cute! Great layout!

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Beautiful choice of paper! Perfect for the photos -- like the Polaroid look!

Ashley Horton said...

This is such an adorable layout!! I love your take on the sketch and how you changed it up for your page! Love how you made the photos into polaroids!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Wow! What a fabulous sketch and awesome page. I love that you do not feel the urge to "catch up". I think that is one of the reasons I get discouraged with scrapbooking... knowing that I could NEVER catch up. Need to adopt your much more productive attitude! TFS!!

csewy said...

A very fun layout...great colors, elements, and sweet photos!!! I gave up scrapping chronologically a long time ago, seem to enjoy it more now that I don't worry about the order I scrap!! (csescrap13)

csewy said...

So cute....love the cute paper!!

All about UNC! said...

Love your page! Great pictures! You definitely nailed the faux Polaroid! I love your embellishments, the paper, and the borders. Excellent LO! Thank you for sharing it.

bfran55 said...

Cute layout. I am now a follower. :)

Caroleb said...

Loved your LO & I just became a follower.

DanaMK said...

Very cute! Love the stamping that you did - I've been trying to incorporate more on my layouts too!

Jolinda Hall said...

Hi, i just became a follower. This page is so cute! Love the little car embellishments.

suzeyq said...

I already follow your blog! I absolutely loved this LO! The idea, and your execution of it! Thanks for sharing.

Mandi said...

Great page. I love all the details

Steffanie said...

I am now a follower of your blog! Love your version of the sketch. I have some of this BG collection just waiting to be used---I think you have inspired me to do it!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your layout, Linda! The papers and photos are adorable. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tulip Scrapper said...

What an adorable layout!

Megan D said...

That is so cute and the paper is perfect. PS I love your banner on top of the blog!

Jackie said...

love the polaroids.......nice job

Leslie Miller said...

Hi, Linda! I love the sketch, and with a little adapting I like to think of these scrapbook sketches in terms of cards, too. So much inspiration! I know I've said it before, but I'm in a constant state of awe for the folks like you who create these awesome pages. When I was scrapbooking it was all photos and stickers. Then I went digital. Still so easy. But this is art!