Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sketchy Saturday > July 30th

Another week of Sketchy Saturday at WeScrap and this week, I was lucky to work with this great sketch from fellow iTeam member, Jennifer Benoit.

I changed it slightly by replacing one of the photos with 8-1" photos and I moved the entire paper/photo element to the lower left quadrant.  Here's my layout:

Supplies:  Bazzill Basics cardstock; Bo Bunny patterned paper and chipboard; Cosmo Cricket alpha stickers; myStamp BOX stamps (Symbols); StazOn ink; Tim Holtz filmstrip transparency; Martha Stewart Crafts border punch; McGill punch (tab); Glue Dots; Heidi Swapp distressing tool; WRMK Sew Easy too; American Crafts Slick Writer; Sharpie; staples.  Main photo by Amanda Lepage.  Smaller photos by Connor Sykes.

When we were in Niagara Falls, Connor kept bugging me to take photos with my new D300s.  To say that I was a little leary is an understatement.  This was the first real chance I had to use my new camera and I had visions of him breaking something or worse, dropping it.  However, I had to realize that my baby boy is now 11, going on 12 and was becoming a responsible adult.  So with several warnings about keeping it around his neck and always keeping his hands on it, I handed it over while Amanda and I waited in line for our Maid of the Mist tickets.

I was delighted when I uploaded the photos and saw what he had taken!  It's amazing how children can have such a different viewpoint when it comes to photography.  I cropped some of his photos into squares and printed them out in black and white.  I also cropped Connor out of a group photo of the four kids, taken by Amanda, and printed that in black and white, as well:

I popped the photos of people and left the others flat.  Connor's photo is mounted on a folded card, which hides journaling (yet to be added!):

Using myStamp BOX camera stamp and StazOn, I added a small cluster in the top right corner.  I also distressed the edges of the layout and added a small tear to the upper edge:

Thanks, Jen, for a great sketch - it was just what I needed to break out of my slump!  I love how this turned out!

If you'd like to play along with this great sketch,  you can check it out here on WeScrap and enter to win a fabulous prize!


  1. Love it Sue! Connor is obviously taking after you in the photography side of things. He's also a very good looking boy (but if he's like mine, he'll hate me for saying it and you for repeating it!lol).
    Hugs xx

  2. Hey! Playing catch up... The WeScrap website doesn't seem to work. But Your lay-out looks amazing anyway! Have a great day!


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