So May is almost over & I say goodbye to SKETCHY THURSDAYS - I LOVED guest designing for them for May, really I did. This is my Week 2 sketch for them - I have shown you the other 3 weeks already.
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I went for the right-hand side page as my inspiration. I switched up a few things - I'm getting confident with my interpretations these days :)
I used the latest palette from The Colour Room, which worked perfectly on this masculine layout about my son Jack. Oh boy, do I LOVE this young man!! I know that pages of him are few & far between but that is absolutely NO indication of any less love, just that he is such a busy bee & photo-ops with him are few & far between.
I took these photos of him on the night of his birthday, out on our verandah, after we had enjoyed a celebratory dinner of Thai food from Bangkok Wok. We prefer to eat in as we have a lovely covered patio where we eat our dinner together every night in the balmy Summer evenings, but that doesn't stop us ordering in!
Heavy inked the outer edges of the layout to bring in the tan colour, which is also represented by the decorative stick pins, clock embellishment & brads holding down that awesome chipboard edging, as well as a couple more of them by the title & the date and the "Cinema" ticket sticker.
I made a feature of my journaling by using my mini-alphas (3 different varieties to alleviate boredom LOL) & added the brad as one of my visual triangle points. I kept the rest of the space around the journaling open to show off the lovely vintage Collage Press paper.
The clock embellishment I used worked well with the title & the journaling, being relevant to the whole "For all time" idea :) I am wanting to use twine on EVERY layout these days it seems...but am always thinking of what I can do with it that's not the same old thing so I used 4 strands thick, twisted them loosely & looped them into place.
The Glitz Design "Afternoon Muse" sticker forms the beginning of my title & also serves to cover up a logo on my son's T-shirt! The "For All Time" also hides the base of the DVD my son is holding, as the line was slanted & looked distracting. Lastly, the "Cinema" ticket again covers the logo on Jack's shirt, which would otherwise have been a distraction.
This beautiful chipboard is courtesy of Imaginarium Designs in Australia. You can buy all their wonderful chipboard from this online store. Lucky for me, all us girls @ Once Upon a Sketch got sent a big envelope full of the stuff free of charge & will be receiving an envelope a month for the rest of the year.
I misted the chipboard with Maya Mist "Raspberry Pink" - just don't OVER mist or it gets soggy...a spritz will do, then a quick blast with your heat embossing gun to dry it off quickly & you're done. I have attached the chipboard strip with brads at the centre of each design.
Stone cardstock - Bazzill
Green printed paper - Collage Press 'Knave of Hearts"
Red print - Basic Grey "Offbeat"
Black & Cream alphas - October Afternoon Mini-market
Red alphas - Adorn-It (Carolee's Creations)
Black alphas - Making Memories
Twine - Martha Stewart
Clock embellishment - LSS
Stickpins - Maya Road/local haberdashery
"I'm Yours" & "Cinema" stickers - Glitz Design (Afternoon Muse Titles)
Bronze brads - large & small - from my stash
Chipboard piece - Imaginarium Designs
Red mist - Maya Road "Raspberry Pink"
Bubble-wrap stamp - Kaisercraft
Tan ink - Colourbox
Here you can see the logo on Jack's Tshirt BEFORE it gets covered up (on the left) and AFTER it is already covered up with the CINEMA ticket (on the right).
Here you can see I've now covered up that distracting logo with the "I'm Yours" sticker & if you scroll up to the original image of the completed layout you will see how I covered up the slanted base of the DVD (that made the layout look crooked) with the "For all time" letters.
Off to try AGAIN to comment on all your blogs and of course to do my best to get to some challenges before the end of the month comes & they all close! Too many sites too little time...