Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New summer pages

I just wrapped up four new layouts. Here's the first two, both using Sketchy Thursdays sketches:

The first is for this week's challenge. I also used Stacy Julian's color combo for the week and the Studio Calico challenge to scrap vacation photos using their collection Documentay. Love the map paper. I did a lot of stamping for this layout: see the hints of grid around the photo block? Also some Ali E stamps (this one and this one) on the journaling and the title comes from half of a Unity stamp. I left out the RV image.

The second is for a chance at August guest designer at Sketchy's. I was to use yellow and make my own embellishment. The homemade embellishment may be a stretch, but here's what I did:
  1. I misted the October Afternoon paper with yellow then green, using a sunburst as a mask.
  2. I painted inside the masked sunburst, then outlined it with a pen.
  3. The sunburst became the home for my title and journaling.
It's hard to see, but I also distressed the page's edges. It looks good, roughing up something otherwise just plain cute.

The next one is a photo I had to scrap before the story went away:

I had found a ton of receipts cleaning out my purse last month, so I took a photo and wrote about what they revealed. Miracle of miracles, I apparently only went to Archiver's once that week! I like the little bits of pink, which I so rarely use. I used Studio Calico's July kit.

The final one is this week's Color Room challenge:

Yet again it has purple, X%&#! I own several purple shirts, but I own even fewer scrappy supplies in purple than in pink. Thank goodness for Primas, which have an endless supply of purple. I also used a purple core paper, sanding it a little to reveal some of the hue. I also sanded it to rough up what was otherwise a fairly neat LO. These kids don't really play neat together, so a little rough is good.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww!! Your lo's always inspire me!!! Thanks soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

BabyBokChoy said...

You are so full of wonderful and beautiful ideas and always done with such clean lines!! Love these!

Diana said...

Is it just me or are you doing a little more tilt than usual here?
All the LOs are great but I particularly love the colour combo in the 2nd one and those green polka dots are divine... .

Carrie K said...

Great LO's!! i love when you post your stuff and how you always give us some "background" :)

how do you keep track of all the challenges and sketches and when they are due?? there are so many i would love to participate in!!

Keshka said...

Fun pages! Love all the little details!

Heidi said...

omg you've been busy and these are all awesome! love the one about your receipts. and your sketchy thursdays gdt entry about summer so far is my fave for sure!

mel said...

love the receipts one also - it's fab! good luck for the august GDT comp at sketchy thursdays Melxx