|Start:||I started with the August challenge sketch over at Stuck?! Sketches. It is a perfect sketch for using up the last scraps of papers from a kit. In my case, these were the last bits from a Creating Keepsakes class. |
|Story:||In order to get lots of pictures of my son scrapped at once, I have sorted many of them into themes. In all these shots, he is reading or his Dad is reading to him. The photo of him reading in sunglasses just cracks me up.|
|Style:||With many long strips leftover, I used the largest as the base center strip and cut down others to frame the photos. I also tucked in journal cards so that just the title or saying I wanted to use showed. Just because a journal cards has many lines, doesn’t mean I am required to write on them.|
I punched a curvy label as the base of my bottom right cluster in a shape that echoed one of the journal cards above it and stacked bits from my stash on top of it. The ampersand worked great when I cut two bits out from one of the patterned paper – b is for boy & q is for quiet.
Speaking of quiet – all the white space does a lot to quiet the many vibrant colors of the papers. After this layout, all I had left were small bits which I recycled and the large sticker alphabet sheet which I filed. Yay! Another bag of goodies from my big basket under the island has been emptied.
|Stash:||Jillibean Soup Sweet & Spicy Soup line papers and Wise Words sticker, American Crafts Family Ties Together corrugated alphabet, Crafty Pockets flair from her Etsy shop. (You can mix and match flair from her various sets – so economical and so fun!)|
06 August 2016
Storytime – a layout based on a Stuck?! sketch