Hello, everyone! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! Are you wearing your green today? It's supposed to be another beautiful day today and I am ready! The sun is shining, I can hear the birds singing, and I know I will be outside enjoying it a little later.
Today I am sharing the layout that I created for the March 15th sketch at Sketch N Scrap. This is another fun sketch that will be going in my favorites folder!
This is what I came up with:
I just want to start by saying - I love how this layout turned out! I used the Teen Spirit Boy 6x6 paper pad and embellishment pack that I had included in my Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash kit
for this month. This sketch is great for 6x6 papers or paper scraps as the banner pieces do not have to be complete pieces since they are covered up by the photo.
I don't know what is up with my trimmer blades here lately but I just changed the blade and it is still not giving me a clean cut - the edges still have a frayed look in places. Maybe it's the cardstock since it seemed to cut the patterned paper just fine. Whatever the case, I went with it and distressed the edges of my cardstock and even tore some places a little deeper into the cardstock so I could add a bit of patterned paper behind for a little interest. I also splattered the background with watered-down acrylic paint so the background wasn't so plain.
This photo is of Matthew when he was 15. You know how teenage boys can be - they really don't like to have their photo taken - so I was glad when I got this one! Now that he is 24, I can look at this photo and see glimpses of the young man that he was growing into. That's why I love scrapping some older photos after some time has passed - you have a different perspective on things than what you might have had at the time. I will be adding some hidden journaling, either behind the photo or maybe behind the plaid banner piece, with my thoughts of what I see in this photo nine years later.
Here are a couple of close-ups:
All I have of this collection is the 6x6 paper pad and the frames and tags ephemera pack. No brads, no stickers, no enamel dots. But the paper pad and ephemera pack were all I needed. I cut the stars out of one of the papers and on the backside of that paper I found the "flair" type pieces. Shrunk down to the 6x6 size I thought they looked like some of the brads that can be found in Echo Park's brad packs. I got out my 3/4 inch punch and punched out all of the ones that I wanted to use. I love how they look. I also punched a few tiny stars to add around my layout to serve as my finishing touches.
The "Made of Awesome" piece was in the ephemera pack and I am using it as my title. It is the perfect title and exactly how I feel about Matthew! Now don't get me wrong - I think all three of my kids are made of awesome! We definitely got lucky!
The #cool sticker is from a super old Simple Stories collection...So Rad, I think. I have had that clear sticker sheet in a little container on the top of my desk for ages and just happened to look up and see it sticking out. It fit perfectly in that empty space in the photo. I was going to use more from the sheet, but a few of them sparked ideas for future layouts and now I am waiting on a photo order to come in so I can get those layouts made!
This is layout #3 of 9 that I wanted to get made this month with my Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash Kit. I am hoping to get at least a couple more made before the end of the month.
Be sure to stop by Sketch N Scrap
for more inspiration from the design team using this sketch.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a great day!