Sunday, March 20, 2016
A Special Day
When I first saw this Throwback Thursday Sketch #2 at "SKETCH-N-SCRAP" I really liked it and knew it would be fun to work with. But I held it back and didn't use it immediately.
Then a few days later I was shopping at Michaels when they had all their paper stacks on sale
at 50% off and bout the Mambi collection - I love the Life we Live. When I got home and
really got to look at every sheet I saw that there were a lot that had half the page covered in
words. Since I work a lot with sketches I always find it hard to use those papers BUT......
I thought about this throwback Thursday sketch and the look of two half pages of paper as the
background design. I decided to go for it with this layout. For the words on this paper I knew
the perfect pictures to use were from my daughters engagement. It was 3 years ago last month,
in Puerto Rico the day before they left there on a cruise. I'm sure I've already scrapped most of
the pictures from that trip but I didn't see any reason not to do these two again. Actually just now
when I finished this layout, I sent here this picture in a text and she wrote back immediately that
she loves it. By the way, the left side paper was not from the collection but I thought the colors went together well and then I also cut out the flags from the same paper using the B side and then matting with the other side.
I had to get out my exacto knife to cut around the "T" so it would overlap the picture. I really like
how that turned out.
I'm also playing along with the Paper Issues online crop this weekend and one of the challenges is
to use, and I quote "a big ass title" so I would say this works for that too. :)
So checke out all the challenges for the month at "SKETCH-N-SCRAP" and join in all the fun and
extra challenges as they celebrate posting their 100th sketch this month.