Thursday, August 20, 2009

the Ben sketch

Here is my last page using Karen's sketch from Sunday. I don't know if this one is as close to the sketch as the others, but I like it. These pages are 8-1/2 x 11, to fit in a little album I got on clearance at Micheals. I had been wanting to try this page size, with the landscape layout for a while. The base of this page is actually designer paper. A full sheet of polka dot paper in ..... old olive I believe. You can just see the dots around the border. They lined up perfectly! yay me! I layered the original album paper over that after I trimmed it down a bit. It is a light creamy/white color. The brownish colored block is the new Soft Suede In color from Stampin' Up! this year. It just looks soft! I love it! I added a scallop square that I made with my Big Shot to the right and a green heart made with the same paper as the base. I sponged the edges of the heart with more Soft Suede to 'soften' it up and then added some fun ssuede letters also made with the Big Shot. I didn't want the letters to get lost, so I used the white gel pen to give them a bit of 'pop.'  The little trees along the bottom are a rub on from a funky Stampin' Up! set. Can you tell I'm loving the rub ons? 
I can't wait to find some more time to scrap! It is great therapy from a some what stressful life. Now, if I could just find some friends to come scrap with me......anybody game? :o)


Karen Giron said...

What a great page for Ben - it's perfect! I really like the scallop, you know me! I've never tried this size page before, but look how easily we can use A2 sketches for it - might have to try it out :) Another scrap weekend at the cabin???

Gayle said...

Me! Me! Me! I want to scrapbook with you! Especially if you can convince your mom to come too. :)
Where are you guys living now? Please put me on your email list for classes and stuff, K?
Gayle Moore