This is the final interpretation of Prima's April Sketch. It has been fun to interpret the sketch in 3 different ways. I don't usually use sketches so this was a challenge, but I ended up loving the results.
This is my now 18 year old son. The picture was taken at orientation for middle school. I started to feel twinges of the fact Jay was growing up. I love the poster behind him.
What I Learned
- The interpretation of the sketch can certainly bring different paper layering. I picked up some paper layers from an older scrapbook book.
- I can frame out my photo with sewing.
- Using my older stash really looks brand new. The paper I used is an older Basic Grey. It's perfect for this page. I'm learning to love my older paper once again.
- Metal elements really make a great boy's page.
- Do get in direct sunlight to take your photo. I've been at my daughter's house quite a lot and I thought I could take the photo on her back landing. Nope, it did not work as well as I needed it to.
- Tim Holtz philosophy metal tags fit perfectly in a bottle cap. One says "artful" and the other "altered."
- The lager bottle cap is from Maya Road. I covered it with Tim Holtz tissue tape, used three different Distress Stains, and inked the edges. I totally love the effect. FYI: I did this before Tim did his tutorial. I guess it's true: "Great Minds Think Alike!" LOL
- A note here: with the exception of a few elements I purchased all the items at the "great scrapbooking yard sale."
- I loved adding the journaling into the design instead of it being a separate element.
Have a Crafty and Imaginative weekend.
1. little Raelyn
2. joy, peace
3. safety driving everyday
4. expected gifts
5. God's provision in my life