Sunday, February 10, 2013

Scrap Africa Sketch #14

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.

Supplies: orange alphabet stickers by Lily Bee; Yellow alphabet stickers by October Afternoon; journaling card & stamp by My Mind's Eye; notebook paper by Cachet; background cardstock, tags, & all other stickers by Bo Bunny; paint by Plaid; Stickles & Liquid Pearls by Ranger; pen by Zig; household twine, stapler, & pencil.

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!

12 comments:

Denise van Deventer said...

Great layout Denise! Love the photo's and the super details! The journalling is great, really like the ruffle and the background work! Super take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

Tina said...

Beautiful bright colors you have used, a tough guys layout. smart boy to take his notion book with him.

Patricia said...

adore this funny colors...

juscrap said...

Gorgeous page Denise!The photo is so beautiful...!

Helen Tilbury said...

Lovely painterly page Denise - great for a masculine layout!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Oh how cool! Love the ruffle notebook and the loopy twine!

Chantalle said...

That purple is fantastic Denise! It just pops right off the page :)

Елена Смоктунова said...

Beautiful!Thank you for being with us at Scrap Africa!

Roulien Stahnke said...

Great take on the sketch, Denise!! So much detail to admire!! Thanks so much for entering the Scrap Africa challenge!!

Lynette said...

Your layout is so colorful and happy. So glad you could play along with us at Scrap Africa.

Marelize said...

Love the bright fun colours and how you've turned the sketch. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Africa. :)

Kerryn said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for playing at Scrap Africa :).