Friday, April 19, 2013

Love this!


It has been a busy week with not a lot of crafty time..... I've been working, we've been busy with Festival of the Arts and we have a Taekwondo Club Tournament that we've been preparing for. Last night, I was so tired and I was hopping through my favourite blogs and thinking: "Oh, I'd love to make a layout!" So, I got up then and there and headed down to my area, determined to make a quick layout.

I decided to speed up the process by using a sketch. I chose this one from the My Mind's Eye Blog. It's their April Sketch Challenge:


I chose a photo that I took last week at the Festival Speech Arts to scrapbook. I was sitting close, with my fixed lens on my camera, so this was the best I could take.... but it still captured the moment, I think.

I used My Mind's Eye patterned paper, chipboard, journaling tag and decorative brads.


I used PTI's Get a Handle on It die to diecut a patterned paper banner to go with the chipboard banners. I've been hoarding that butterfly decorative brad forever!


Here's a close-up of the journaling. I loved that the journaling tag had this starter phrase on it!


For my title, I used Papertrey Ink Headline Alphabet stamps and dies. I also heat embossed them for this week's Make It Monday: Embossed Alpha Die Cuts.


For the banners beside the title, I used a scrap of Crate Paper patterned paper with the Get A Handle on It die which has both of my boys' ages on it (10 & 13). The chipboard banner wasn't quite the right shade of blue to match the patterned paper behind the photo, so I added some Aqua Mist ink to it using my Tim Holtz  blending tool.

Thanks for looking!

15 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the simplicity of the layout and the cool colors that you chose. so pretty!

Joyce said...

Such a sweet scene of brotherly love! Your layout is beautiful.

Kathryn A said...

I love the layout and the colors you've chosen, but that photo steals the show! What a precious moment!

Megan C said...

Hi Leigh, your layout is beautiful! And I love your photography and narrative. Thanks for sharing!

Sara Mac said...

Wonderful layout Leigh. That photo is precious.

Renee said...

It's fabulous Leigh!
Love that photo...
I think you definitely captured a special moment there!
And what a gorgeous way to preserve it! :)

Kara said...

i love this too! the colors are awesome...great capture with the photo!!

Jen said...

So awesome!! Love the banners...add to my list!! Beautiful page!!

craftmates said...

Beautiful memory captured perfectly in your lovely layout! love it- Irma

artful-notions said...

You did the photo proud, Leigh. The bright alpha die cuts say it all.

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Such a great layout Leigh...I love the banners you layered here, and I totally get the 'hoarding' of a favorite brad....I do it all the time :)

Chris_P said...

Love this!! Cute take on the sketch!

Cindy Lee said...

Love how you captured this photo! The angle is just right to tell a little story about it. Just love!

maria f. said...

What a wonderful photo. And the perfect LO to go with it.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is awesome! Love your paper choices! I have a question for you... do you scrapbook in chronological order or just what pictures inspire you... I only ask because I have always been a chronological order kind of gal... I'm a little OCD about it actually hehehe, but I find that I do my best work when I jump around a little bit now if only I can tell taht little voice in my head that jumping around doesn't mean I am necessarily going to "miss" an important moment I wanted to scrapbook.