Thursday, August 11, 2011

Spaced out

My boys love outer space. I'm not blaming anyone for that (*cough DERICK LARSON!*) but their infatuation extends to all things Star Wars, planets, spaceships, stars, and so on.

For instance, when we went to Joann's today so I could pick up a Xyron refill, they asked for a meteor kit. How could I refuse? I got two. Only a half hour more and those meteors will be ready to roll into each other like marbles to try and make some craters. Hopefully the craters will not be in the house itself.

I mention this because I love October Afternoon's Rocket Age. I could seriously make 100 layouts with that line. Most of the line I got with Studio Calico kits in June, though I supplemented at Archiver's.

I make this page for this week's Sketch Support 2-page sketch with Rocket Age (click on images to see them larger):

I used a Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk Paint Dauber to go over the words "wonder" and "adventure" lightly so they wouldn't compete with the title as much.

Yes, that's glitter on a boys' page. I painted the star with a couple shades of yellow, then used some Pink Paislee yellow glitter from an old Pixie Stix I have.

I stitched the title word to make it stand out more.

I'm finding that adding a few cross stitches here and there on the embellishments really finishes the layout nicely.

And another page using Rocket Age, this time about my son's birthday last year at Space Aliens restaurant:

Sorry, you can see me taking the photos in the middle of the LO! My bad.

I love the vintagey looking American Crafts alpha that goes so well with the vintage look of Rocket Age.

I laughed putting that sticker next to my son's photo on this page.

I added the gems to get a little spaceshipy, if you know what I mean. I was picturing the red lights on spaceships that blink on and off, kind of like the one BURN-E was trying to replace.

I added some gems to the title for balance. Oops, you can see where I removed one from the first A. Ah, well.


BabyBokChoy said...

These are absolutely FANTASTIC!! I can totally see why you can make 100 layouts using that line :)

alexandra s.m. said...

gorgeous layouts indeed Jenny!
so well balanced and as always they tell the story beautifully.

Thank you for sharing~

jediflame said...

I love these pages, Jenny! And Rocket Age is a favorite of mine, too. :)