Hello! The layout I'm sharing today is for Sketch Challenge #14 of the Scrap Africa blog. I love playing along with this blog, where the challenges are varied and interesting.
Here is the sketch for this challenge...
Since I had landscape-orientation photos to use, I rotated the sketch ninety degrees, like this...
I reinterpreted the butterflies as loops of twine on my tags. The tags house my title, "Skills of Observation."
I had a lot of fun using the ruffled edges of the notebook pages to add dimension to this layout.
My journaling starts on the journaling card and extends to the notebook page at the top of the layout. The journaling, in total, reads: "Why is our boy taking notes on the first day of summer break? Because he is SERIOUS about science! It was his own idea to take notes. As we were preparing to leave the house that morning, he called out, 'Wait! We forgot my notebook!' We asked, 'Why do you need your notebook?' 'To take notes, of course.' We made sure to bring a notebook, and it was put to good use. ~Minnesota Zoo, June 2012~"
Using a variety of techniques, I added paint, Stickles, and Liquid Pearls to the page. I felt that these media added roughness, shimmer, and dimension that echoed the sand and rocks at the zoo's "dinosaur dig" play area.
I also stamped here and there with an asterisk shape. First I pressed the clean stamp into a thickly-painted area, allowing the stamp to pick up the paint. Then I repeatedly stamped the image on the cardstock, until I'd used up all the paint.
This was a really enjoyable layout to create--fun photos, fun sketch, and fun supplies. Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my creation!