Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Minnesota Trail (Playing in Paradise)

 
Supplies: background paper from Bo Bunny; kraft cardstock from Neenah Paper; floral paper & graph paper from Basic Grey; gingham & fairy papers from Graphic 45; woodgrain paper from KaiserCraft; camera paper from Lily Bee; newsprint paper from Bazzill; alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; jar stickers from Simple Stories; chalk from Stampin' Up; buttons from Olla Podrida; pen from Zig; vintage twine.

With May being a long month, I have extra time to participate in a couple more challenges.  I'm so glad that I got to make a page for the sketch challenge at Playing in Paradise.  Just look at that lovely sketch!


I interpreted the row of photos as a banner, to which I added lots of voluminous layers.


I also added one more photo, where the embellishment cluster is in the sketch.  I added lots of layers/embellishment to this area as well; thus, it stays true to the spirit of the sketch.


I substituted a block of journaling for one of the photos.  The journaling reads: "We don't have to go up north to appreciate Northwoods nature.  It's all right here on the Minnesota Trail at the MN Zoo!"


I cut out a sign from a photo to use in my banner.  Instead of throwing away the rest of the photo...


 ...I used it as a stencil with chalk!


My chalk arrows highlight the names of the different animals that can be seen on the Minnesota Trail, since I don't have photos of all of them.  As a finishing touch, I mixed and matched alphabet stickers to create my title.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Enjoy these last few days of May!

14 comments:

Lynette said...

I love your interpretation of tHe sketch. The banner is very eye catching.

Dani Cristina said...

Loved the idea of ​​the clothesline and the background with arrows
  drawn was fantastic.
Hugs
xx

Ann Dolina said...

I love this layout Denise. The soft quality of the arrows is charming. Well done!

Salla said...

Cool nature themed layout! I really like the way you find a stencil in everything, both the arrow here and in your previous LO, the holes of the chipboard sheet.

Bente Fagerberg said...

I agree Denise that IS a gorgeous sketch.- And you scraopped it so beautifully! I agree with the other ladies about the banner and the fact that you were able to use non scrapbooking items to create your page.Great ideas!

fairyrocks said...

This is great, love your interpretation of the sketch.
Thanks for Playing in Paradise

Linda Pekrul said...

Wow Denise! This is a very COOL interpretation of the sketch! Love how you used the jute and tucked it here and there, and all your fabulous layers are wonderful! I'm so glad you had extra time for for Playing in Paradise with us!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Oh this is one of my absolute favorite pages by you!
Love your interpretation of the row of photos as a banner hanging from the twine!

Наталья Иванчук said...

ой. как здорово! страничка в эко тонах.. необычная! мне очень нравится конвертики, бантики и бичевки, это прием с развешенными фото, палитра вообще бесподобная!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

I love the banner, Denise. Cool take on the sketch.

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful layout, I especially enjoy the banner!! Thank you for leaving the sweet comment on my blog.

Lean de Ruiter said...

Cool page great work with the sketch
byebye,Lean

Dawn said...

This is fantastic Denise! Your take on the sketch is so clever. I love your banner with all its wonderful layers and using your arrow cut out is brilliant. So many great details. Thanks so much for Playing in Paradise this month.

Hugs, Dawn

Chantalle said...

You've always got great ideas Denise. Loving that little pocket in your banner!