Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ready. Set. Go. Layout

School pictures aren't really that much fun for me to scrap because it's a challenge making similarly posed pictures look different and fresh. Anyone else have the same problem? However, with the help of a sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap and a few other challenges, I created a layout that hopefully frames this school photo well! I was running short on Olive cardstock so I used an old trick and brayered Olive ink over White Daisy textured cardstock to create the frame for the photo.
You & Me Level 2 papers
Olive, Chocolate & Creme Brulee cardstock
White Daisy textured cardstock
Olive, Chocolate & Creme Brulee ink
Woodgrain washi tape
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: title, hexagons, apples
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap Inspired By #11
Challenges: 4 Crafty Chicks Die-Cuts challenge; Lasting Memories Only One Photo challenge; Heart 2 Heart No Embellishments challenge; Splitcoast Stampers' VSBN school photo challenge


Lisa said...

Wow, what a great job with this sketch! Love the use of the washi to dress up the layout and how you brayered the color onto your white cs to give it some color! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

Marlene said...

Love the layout, great job in making this school picture "un-boring", lol. What a great idea about brayering the color on the white cardstock, would have NEVER thought of that and love the look also!!

Kerry said...

What a sweet photo and beautifully scrapped too! Thanks for sharing your wonderful school layout with us at Sketch N Scrap. xx

Lissa said...

A great layout! Love those little hexagons. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap!

Jennifer Earley said...

Fantastic LO!

KarenB said...

I agree ~ posed, formal photographs are such a challenge to scrap, but you've done this so beautifully! I love the hexagons :)

Cat Martin said...

So very sweet! Thanks so much for stopping by Sketch 'N' Scrap!

Leanne said...

Such a wonderful layout. I love the hexagons...and the apple in the top corner. Wonderful job. Thanks for playing our Die Cuts Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT
4 Crafty Chicks

Hillary Harris said...

Great job! Love the papers and how they match what he's wearing! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

debi barber said...

Great layout - love the hexagons. I haven't thought about creating my own background paper with a brayer and some ink in a long time!! Great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at H2H Challenges

Wendy said...

Love your inking idea! I will have to remember that fabulous technique! You did a wonderful job with this school picture.... I think it looks perfect! Thank you for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

Casandra Bennett said...

I still have some of this paper. Adorable and perfect colors for your precious photo.

Brandi said...

I love your layout, I love the Honeycomb. Your little man is so handsome! Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges.

Brandi R.
H2H challenges DT member