Friday, August 21, 2015

#Cool - My Scraps & More Sketch 112 Reveal

Hi everyone, and welcome to Friday.  It's the most wonderful time of the week!  And the first and third Fridays each month, I'm honored to be part of My Scraps & More sketch design team reveal for sketch 112.  It's such a fun team (be sure to go check out the other layouts they created), and the MSAM store is one of my favorites!  The Simple Stories "So Rad" collection just *jumped* into my cart the last time I was browsing - imagine that!  I guess I *don't* have too much paper tucked in various crevices in my office/scrappy room...<cough>.

So, I'm sharing a layout with you based on a sketch by Gina Lideros.  She created a .png file for us - and you! - to use on your digital cutting machines.  I enlarged the hexagons in her .png to create the cuts for my base, and then I backed each one with a different pattern from the So Rad collection.  Fun!!  Check it out:

After I cut the hexagons and backed my base page with different papers, I decided to sew around a few of them for effect.  Isn't the plaid paper awesome?  And how cool is it that my husband had just taken this photo of my little man a couple of weeks ago - his shirt and shorts match the papers perfectly.  I didn't even plan it!

After sewing, the rest of the layout came together quickly.  I matted my photo with light blue paper and then backed it with a neutral to help the photo stand out and keep the eye focused on the photo.

Once the photo was in place, the embellishments went on easily!  Around the photo, I used a sentiment sticker "caution: extreme awesome inside".  I tore a strip of the washi paper tape and put that in the top left side of the photo - I used one of the strips that has hexagons on it!  Perfect!  Then I topped the tape with a chipboard circle element.

To ground the layout, I cut a strip of the circles with stars and sewed underneath.  I used my Tiny Attacher (I love that thing!) to put in a few staples.  More chipboard elements - the curly arrow, the "awesome", and some stars.

Then on the top left, I adhered a shorter strip of the circle/star paper, more sewing, more staples, and another chipboard arrow.

Time for the title!  I used another chipboard element.  Next, I sprinkled some enamel dots on some of the background papers and even used one of the stars on top of a star on the paper.  See it in yellow below?

My journaling is a hidden tag with a pull tab trimmed from a hexagon and layered with another sticker.  It slides behind the photo area nicely.

Here is Gina's sketch:

Don't forget to create your own layout and link up on the MSAM sketch blog for your chance to win a great prize pack from My Scraps & More.  Do it!  I promise you will enjoy the sketch as much as I did.

Have a super weekend!


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