The journaling says: "At first we thought this method of crawling (scooting along with one foot forward and the other tucked under the body) was unique. But then my mom found her dad's baby book and discovered that he crawled the same way!"
|Image source: Scrap Africa blog.|
I think you can see why I was eager to play along with the sketch, right? It's unique! Besides the photo, this intriguing sketch has three main areas: the large V-shape in the center, the column of three circles, and the two prominent criss-cross accents.
The large V-shape reminded me of the flap on the back of an envelope. So, I used an envelope as the base for my title. Those barely-there, sketchy chevron-arrows on the envelope were made by inking just the edges of a chevron stamp with the fine tip of a Zig Writer pen.
I interpreted the three circles as "wooden" rosettes. I cut tree rings from patterned paper, moulded them into shallow dish shapes, and layered them. The growth rings on the trees represent my son's growth and development as he learned to crawl.
For my own spin on the criss-cross accents, I stapled bundles of thread atop die-cut banners. This makes for lots of fun texture!
I had fun playing with this sketch and adapting it to 8.5x11" format. Thanks for stopping by my blog to check out my creation!