Thursday, July 7, 2011

Barbeque star

My page for this week's Sketch Support is up. I made a layout, though the sketch is for a card. Here's what I did (click the images to see them larger):

I had two vertical photos of my husband barbequeing, so I decided to pair them with a journaling prompt from Ella's List It! Holiday Edition. I added the strips of paper and stars above and below the photos and journaling block.

I had fun pairing old and new with this layout. I used a lot of old scraps and some product from the stash--buttons, stickers, star punch--while also digging into the new--the Ella journaling spot and the October Afternoon big letter stickers. I was going for a color mix that reflected both summer and fourth of July.

I mentioned this on Sketch Support: After I had stitched the stars I realized they were not alligned. %#@*! I added the buttons to mask it a little.

Just in case you were wondering, my husband became a barbeque star after attending Kick Ass BBQ, a class he asked for one Father's Day. My boys can attest for how good he is now at making ribs: they're always suspicious of food that is unfamiliar, but both boys now love ribs thanks to Derick (and Kick Ass BBQ).


sillypea said...

Fabulous detail work on this one! Awesome!

BabyBokChoy said...

I am really attracted to these awesome stars and the stitching across them!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beth Hallgren said...

Your stars look great to me!

Lynette said...

I love how you turned the card sketch into a layout...I may just follow your lead;-)

Christine said...

I love it! I may have to copy your idea & use this for a layout too :)