Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Oh My! {Creative Scrappers Sketch 167}

Another fabulous sketch went up at Creative Scrappers on Sunday!

And here's the page I made. I used Studio Calico's On the Easel kit, plus a couple of things from my stash. I've been wanting to scrap this story forever and it feels especially urgent now that we'll be moving away from our house. This sketch was the perfect vehicle for using these three photos, which aren't of the best quality--it's hard to capture good pictures of wildlife thorough my dining room window at night.

Here are some details. I wanted to use a filmstrip to frame the pictures, but the ones I had in my stash didn't work well with the page design, so I went online to see if I could find something, and I did! Gotta love Google! I've been trying to add old stash to my pages, and that little star clip fit the bill.

I love how white letters look on white cardstock.

I thought the Maya Road chipboard window was a perfect accent, since it reminded me of the French doors that look out onto these critters. After I added these brads, I sort of wished I had done something else. Not sure what. I thought that adding them made it look less like a window. I painted the border of the window black and added Glossy Accents, so it's really shiny. Oh, and those brads are ancient, too--from back when the only brads you could find were in the office supply store. I still have a handful left, but using nine here put a dent in that stash.

Go take a peek at what the rest of the team made, and I hope you'll play along--Crop Chocolate is our sponsor this month, so you might just win something fun!

Thank you for visiting my blog and reading about my page!


Murphy's Law said...

adorable. i love using photo strips. more bang for your buck!!!! awesome page!

Kiwi The Kreator said...

The brads DO make it look less like a window! And you've REALLY inspired me to pull out those filmstrips I'm hoarding and just USE THEM ALREADY!!!

Karen said...

Gotta love Google! Love the photos and what a great story to record. Great layout and I think the window is perfect for the story!

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

Love your take on the sketch Debbi. I have never thought of using white letters on white cardstock...you're right though, it does look surprisingly fab! Love the photos, the filmstrip and the window...plus that gorgeous butterfly down the left with the twine is awesome.

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