Tuesday, February 12, 2013

the Seatbelt


I have another layout to share that was so fun to work with!  It was a submission at From Screen 2 Scrap  for their February Movie Poster (Casino Jack) Challenge.

Here's the poster:

And the extra criteria:

1 pt. = Grey base cardstock
2 pts. = Playing card(s)
3 pts. = Money notes

At first, I really didn't know what I could create with this poster... until I found this photo of Andrew!!
As I scoured the rows of "stuff" at a local store, I came across a package of large bills and snatched it up, never really thinking I would actually use it... but you never know!  The playing cards are extra large (possibly for those people who can't see well).  Even though they were rather large, I made them work on my page.

Here's what I created using a sketch from Page Maps:
I'm so lucky to have such creative kids!!
It sure was a challenge trying to tie up this wide black ribbon like in the photo!  I think I got close enough though. 
Gotta love that smile... so proud of his creation with the "extra" seatbelt!! 

I've used all the extra criteria too!  Woohoo!

Supplies used:
Paper: Colorbok
Money (not real)
Playing Cards (extra large)
Journaling Block matted on the back of the playing card
Wide Black Ribbon
Sticker Square & Word: BoBunny
Title Letter Stickers: Miss Elizabeth's
Ink: A la mode Black
Title matted on playing card
Sharpie Marker
Perfect Pearls Mists: Heirloom Gold
I used a playing card for my title block.  In the middle of the hearts was enough space to adhere the letters.  The edges were distressed and inked.  I also brushed the card lightly over ink.
Two cards were tucked under the center paper.  I also added a square button photo and the word over that.
My journaling block, which was written on white cardstock and matted on the back of a playing card.
Sure wish I had this money... for REAL!!  I'm imagining all the crafting stuff I could buy with just ONE of these bills!  :)
All the bills and cardstock were misted with gold... which I thought was appropriate (gold... money...).  At least that's how I associate it.

Here's a portion of the ribbon.  After knotting it I added the buckle.  The ribbon was adhered loosely so there's lots of dimension here.
I added the journaling block on the other part of the knotted ribbon.
Here's a look at the ribbon I tied... I still can't believe it looks like in the photo!!

I went digging through a "misc." box and found this cool buckle.  It looks like something Andrew could have made... but then again, maybe not.

Here's a closer look at the stickers which were adhered on cardstock then the edges inked.
Here's a look at the layering above the photo.  More money... I wonder if there's any way I can make it REAL?  :)

Thanks for visiting my blog!


  1. You have done so well this challenge, great idea, super photo of Andrew being creative with a seatbelt. Well done Libby!

  2. Great page Libby!
    Very Creative!
    Just let you know I have you linked on my blog for the CC hop! :)

  3. I love this page Libby. The photo is inviting & fun, the content really clever & your embellies are so apt. Great work & thanks for playing at FS2S!

  4. What a fun Page, very creative by add real money. That LO should be worth more than a $150.00 Thanks for playing this month.