So part of the festivities involved scrapping, and Fi had set up some challenges for us. One was to use the current sketch up at Sketchabilities but to use black and white with one extra color, transparencies, and a stamp. Here's the sketch we used:
I was kind of grumpy because I thought the sketch was going to be so difficult to fit six pictures onto an 8 x 8 page and I wasn't happy being limited in my colors. I like colorful pages. But as it turned out, I was happy with the way the black and white looked with one color and I managed to find a set of pictures that I was able to crop into squares from a trip to Rhode Island many years ago. I had a little trouble photographing my page at night in my basement scrap room, but here it is:
Here are a few details. For Fi's transparency part of the challenge, I used these clocks from Teresa Collins. The brads and rub-ons, as well as the background paper, are by BasicGrey.
The flourishy designs were cut from an old Foofala paper. The leaf stamp is by Autumn Leaves--it's also pretty old--and I used Zing embossing powder. The other black and white papers are My Mind's Eye Lush. I thought they sort of looked like lattice, perfect for a garden page.
Here's another reason for my grumpiness. When I moved, something killed my printer, so I didn't have it to print photos or journaling. I hate the way my handwriting looks on my pages, and I almost didn't journal, but then I'd feel like something was missing, so I just went for it, and I didn't end up hating it this time. There are some more of the Teresa Collins clocks, which I used for the circles in the sketch. The butterfly was something I had printed off a while back. I got the image from the internet.
Happy Birthday, Tracee! So happy that I got to scrap with you this weekend. It sure felt good to scrap again.
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