Friday, May 6, 2022

Always Be Your Awesome Self - Sketch N Scrap's 10th Birthday Bash Challenge #3

Hello, everyone! Happy Friday to you! 

Today I am sharing the layout that I created for Sketch N Scrap's 10th Birthday Bash - Challenge #3. I am challenging you to use this fun sketch (Sketch #76) from March 1, 2015:

This is what I created:

I changes things up a bit from the original sketch - but not a lot! I think you can still see the sketch in my layout. I used 2 - 4x6 photos instead of 1 - 4x6 and 1 - 6x4. I also made the center paper a bit longer and ripped the bottom edge of it and the strip that runs behind it, and I changed up the title placement to work with my photos.

For my layout, I used Cocoa Vanilla's No Limits collection that I included in my Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash kit for May. This collection is perfect for pictures of my guys! I am kicking myself for not getting more of it. I just bought a few sheets and now I am wishing that I had it all. I'm trying to hold off on getting any more of it but it is taking everything that I have to not go "add to cart!"

These are recent photos of Matthew that I just happened to get while we were all out playing Wiffle ball. He went through a spell there, like most teenagers do, not wanting me to take his picture, but within the last several months he actually told me he doesn't mind me taking his photo - and you better believe I try to get a photo of him every time he comes home for a visit!

Here are a few close-ups:

I really liked the 3x4 cut apart card that said - Always be your awesome self - but there was no way to get it to work for the title in that form, so I fussy cut the words out and arranged them so they would fit under the left photo. It's hard to see in the photo but I did add foam tape to the word "awesome" so it would stand out a bit from the other words - because I think Matthew is pretty awesome!

I struggled with this cluster for a bit - mostly because it was so close to the top of the layout - but I love how it turned out. I tried to cover up the big blob of white paint splatter because it was a bit smudged, but in the end, it stayed visible. 

For this bottom cluster, I fussy cut a couple of stars and layered them up, and added a word phrase sticker and a few enamel dots. I do plan to add a bit of hidden journaling - or I may even add it to the bottom right-hand side of the page - but since it is a little more on the personal side, I will leave it off for now.

Have you joined Sketch N Scrap's Monthly Challenges Group? Head on over and join in on the fun this month! Along with our four regular sketch challenges on the blog - we will be having a new sketch posted every Saturday during the month in our monthly challenges group and there will be a challenge from one of the design team members every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this month, so come on over and join us!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a great day!

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