Saturday, August 4, 2012

Watch Me, Grammie!

Hello there,

Let's Scrap is having a challenge called "Flip It!"  
This got my full attention because I flip sketches too, to make them work more with what 
I want to do with my layout!
So, I gathered my papers and photos and searched through all the wonderful sketches
in the Let's Scrap Sketch Gallery and finally found the sketch I would use.  Since I had to
Flip It, I rotated both sketches clockwise, 90 degrees and went from there.

I've been trying to actually show you the flipped sketch, but can't seem to make it work, so 
hopefully you can picture it.

Here's the sketch I used (4-11-12):

The direct link to their sketch:

And, just for the fun of it, here are a few of the general rules:

1.  No card sketches, only layouts
2.  Create a single or double layout using a Let's Scrap Sketch
3.  The sketch cannot be used as originally published, you must rotate it or flip it
4.  You have two weeks to complete this challenge.  Deadline is August 10, 2012

Here's my take on the slipped sketch that I submitted to Let's Scrap (Challenge141, 4-11-12):

 This was another fun layout.  The photos show Dylan "in action" and having so 
much fun, as long as Grammie is watching!  :)

Supplies used:
Paper: DCWV
Fiskars Border Punch
Bike Sticker: SandyLion
EK Success Corner Rounder
Sharpie Marker (for journaling)
Font: Cricut Doodletype
Sanding Block
Ric Rac
Satin Cording
Pop Squares
"Free to be silly" Sticker: Miss Elizabeth's

I chose to stagger the title letters because I thought it fit better with the theme of my layout.
I used a border punch for the left side of photo section.  I placed the sticker on green cardstock
and just trimmed around it, placing a couple pop squares underneath to lift it off the page.
The ric rac was added as a little something.  The edges of it were shredded with my finger.
The green center photo block was sanded only on one side.  And finally, I sanded the 
brown strip off to the left in long straight lines to make it look more like "bike marks." 

 A closer look at my title using the Doodletype font with my Cricut.

Here's a close up of the grouping which shows a bit more detail on my sanding, the shredded
ric rac and the sticker words, as well as the border punch. 

Since I ran out of room on the left layout for the "!" I simply placed it on the right layout.  When
both layouts are placed together you can't even tell it was separated!  Really cool! 

I also sanded this photo block only on one side.  Here's a better look at the ribbon
I placed just under the photos. 

 I searched forever through my stash and finally found this bike sticker.  I think I need
to have a few more bicycle stickers, die cuts, etc. in my stash!

Anyhow, I placed two pop squares, one on top of the other under the right tire to lift it
off the page more while the back tire only has one pop square.  I was trying to achieve the
bike looking like a wheelie.  No matter, I still like how it turned out.

 My journaling block.  At the very top I added just the tip of a border punch to make it
look sort of like dirt, bike marks, something.....
At the bottom I added a piece of knotted satin cording.

Another look at the sanded cardstock that is supposed to look like "bike marks" in the
dirt.  If you use your imagination, doesn't it kinda look like it?  

Have a wonderful Saturday!

And thanks for taking a peek at my Blog.  I sure hope you've enjoyed it.  I appreciate all who are following my Blog and all who may stumble upon my site!

Polly  :)

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