17 July 2009

Sisterhood of Scrap Sketch Saturday - Happy Birthday

I finally scrapped Charlotte's birthday (as justin says I'm just in time for her next one - but I still have 3 months so i'm only a little behind lol) I decided on a double page layout, so I used Deanne's Sketch Saturday sketch for the first page, then took the grid detail and carried it over to a very simple 2nd page, part of my inspiration for the patterned strip along the bottom comes from this layout (page 2) by Joanne Pullen.
Here's a closer look at the first page:
I should have used a ruler to position those thickers... I didn't realise how crooked "Birthday" was until I was editing the photos in photoshop, oh well, isn't it the little things like crooked titles that put the charm into handmade crafts? For my crooked title I used some cute felt thickers (from Marcia's shop) and lightly inked them with Riding Hood Red. I love how they look all splotchy.
It doesn't show up well but the journalling is actually printed onto DSP, I edited a text box in word to be the size of the piece of DSP I wanted to print on, printed it out onto plain paper then used the tiniest few dabs of SNAIL onto the paper and stuck down the DSP and fed the plain paper through the printer again, I find it's the easiest way to print smaller one off jobs like this one. I also printed in a colour similar to Close to Cocoa, to keep with the theme of the Candy Lane DSP.
The sketch called for a little date tag hanging from the title (which is perfect for a birthday layout anyway, don't you think?). I made the tag by punching a piece of Pink Pirouette with the Scallop Square Punch and then trimming it like this:
Here is a close up of the 2nd page:
I love all these photos, especially the birthday cake one, I did have to take her highchair outside and hose it down later that night though, pink icing everywhere!
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Cardstock: Candy Lane DSP, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Dimensionals, Silver Brads
Punches: Eyelet Border, Scallop Square, 1 1/4" Square
Contraband: Thickers

Images © Stampin' Up!, Designs © Zarna Gould


Deanne Burton said...

Great job, Zarna! I love it!

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Awesome, these are the moments why we scrap!

:) Marcia P

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