Thursday, September 26, 2013

Gossamer Blue Anniversary Challenge

Note: This is my third post for today.
Please scroll down to see my CAS(E) this Sketch post  and
my September Release post for Fresh Squeezed Stamps.

Gossamer Blue is having a sale and a sketch challenge to celebrate their anniversary.

I decided to play along with the sketch...

At first, I was a little stumped on what to create, because of the numbers along the side of the photo.

Then, I came across the photo I took of my kids on their first day of school earlier this month.

I pulled out some Fancy Pants patterned papers and
my layout came together quite quickly after that.

I fussy cut the 9, 6 & 4 from a sheet of Fancy Pants paper. 

For my title, I cut a piece of navy blue paper and rubbed some white ink on it with a Kleenex to give it more of a chalkboard feel. Then I added the Simon Says Stamp hello diecut and 
the PTI modern alphabet diecut letters over top. 
The little ampersand is also a modern alphabet die.

For my journaling, I cut the three tags from a sheet of Fancy Pants paper. 
I typed my journaling on my typewriter and adhered it to the grouping of tags,
stitching it in place with my sewing machine.
Some twine in each tag and some enamel dots finish it off.

I'm also linking this up for this month's Pages With Papertrey #25 challenge: no cardstock.

Thanks for looking!


Linda Nicholson said...

Oh I really like what you did with the sketch Leigh! Just perfect for that first day of school picture.

May have to borrow your idea because I bought that gorgeous Hello die too from SSS and have other alphabet dies I can use for the grass and title too. So very clever!


Kara said...

love it! especially the title! looks so cool!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great page! I love how you used the trio of tags for the journaling piece, so fun!

craftmates said...

Fabulous layout! Love the chalkboard look and the numbers. Perfect for the challenge- Irma

Lynn said...

Leigh, I adore your blog! Love the mix of cards and scrapbook seeing your gorgeous kids.

Alanna said...

This layout really rocks. Love it!

Ruth G said...

I think the "Hello" chalkboard is so much fun and was a fantastic solution to the numbers along the picture!
Best of luck to everyone is their separate schools! (I hope they have ways of getting to and from without you having to go there all the time. I'm worn out just thinking about that.)