Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sketchy Saturday > September 24

Today, I'm sharing a layout that was created for my Leave Your Legacy challenge yesterday, using this great sketch by fellow iTeammate, Jennifer Benoit, for Sketchy Saturday at WeScrap:

I just recently got back our photos taken with the disposable waterproof camera that we bought on a whim, heading onto the Maid of the Mist boat trip.  I had forgotten that I had dropped them off for developing so what a blessing it was to browse through them and revisit our fun holidays with the Lepages!

I used this photo, even though it is less than flattering, because I think it totally catches the unadultered glee and wonder that we all felt, being on that boat. It's definitely something that has to be experienced, because it's hard to describe the deafening roar of the water; the fine mist that falls all around you; how completely SOAKED you get, no matter where you stand on the boat!  (but of course, we ran ahead to the very prow of it! :D)

Here's my layout (I dug DEEP into my stash of stuff for this one!):

Supplies used:  Bazzill Basics and Scenic Route cardstock; Cherry Arte patterned papers; myStamp BOX stamps (Passport to Adventure, Repeat After Me, Border Lines); Stampin' Up and Tsukineko inks; Ranger embossing powder; Heidi Swapp distressing tool, Creative Memories border ruler (traced on green paper and cut out); American Crafts foam alphas; Canadian Scrapbooker Super Stock (tag); Tattered Angels glimmer mist; Tim Holtz ink applicator; Maya Road Sheer sheet (used as mask); Fiskars paper crimper; Marvy Uchida pen; jute, staples.

This layout came together pretty quickly.  Mostly because I was working from Jen's awesome sketch, but also because once I had misted the paper, it was like all inhibitions went right out the window!  It was very liberating - I threw caution to the wind and even started adhering everything to the page BEFORE I HAD DECIDED ON EVERY LAST EMBELLISHMENT!!


I know, right!?!?  That's HUGE, for me... 

I started with a piece of patterned Scenic Route cardstock - I just flipped it over and used the plain side.  I laid down my partial sheer sheet (I used part of it for this layout!) and just started misting!  I love the shimmer that the glimmer mist adds...

For the journaling card, tucked under the photo, I added navy and green inks with my ink applicators in random splotches and then misted the entire area with the glimmer mist.

As a throwback to the 80's (or maybe it was early in the millenium?), I dug out my paper crimper and added some texture to my layout.

The edges of my layout were frayed, using a Heidi Swapp distressing tool (still my favourite!) and then stamped with myStamp BOX stamps to mimic handstitching.

The upper corner was torn and backed with co-ordinating patterned paper.  I stamped and embossed the frame and ticket and cut them out.  I then adhered the frame to my layout and laid the ticket on top where I wanted it (no adhesive).  I stamped my circle, added foam adhesive to the back of the ticket and then lined it back up, matching the pattern.

This prevents it from looking like it's been cut off, regardless of the angle from which it is viewed.  And here's a closer look at the stamped stitching:

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun LO Sue! Loving all the techniques and papers. Brilliant!
    Hugs xx
    p.s. Niagara Falls is on my "wish list"..along with Hawaii


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