I made another page for Monica's book. If you know Monica's story, skip ahead. If not, read on. Monica is my best friend's daughter. Her 23-year-old husband just died in July after a 6 year battle with bone cancer. Monica and James have thousands of photos on their Facebook pages, and I've been grabbing them from there to make Monica a book so she'll remember the many happy memories in their short life together.
I found these photos of Monica and James when they went to play paintball that I thought had the right vibe for that sketch, and I was so happy when I thought of using my old BasicGrey Obscure papers. My page really is straight in real life. Not sure why it's looking so crooked.
Here are some details. I was so tickled to figure out how to make these paint splats. I used an old tinted walnut ink dauber and just banged it on the paper and it made these cool splotches!
I mounted my chevron arrows on pop dots. I used some really old brads that I've had in my stash from back when brads started appearing on layouts in Creating Keepsakes magazine, and I bought them at the office supply store.
I crumpled some old plain vellum and added that as a layer and at the last minute decided to add a bit of the tear strip to my page. I grunged it up a little. The black border peeking out at the bottom is a Stampin' Up notebook paper border punch. I have just the edge of it showing.
I tucked a little strip of one of the Obscure patterned papers with some edgy-looking numbers and also an ancient Pebbles word sticker. Everything on my page is super-old. I love using old stuff!
Lots of awesome layouts by the rest of the team. You'll have to go over and take a peek. I hope you'll play along. This was a fun sketch!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page!