Tuesday, 27 August 2013

I Had Myself Some Fun!

Hello again, my friends!
Can you believe that I am back already? I was catching up on some blogging this morning when I was totally inspired to get to work!
I've always been a big fan of Page Maps. Becky is such a talent and all of her sketches are super fun! She often has challenges over on her blog but I've never entered...I think I've been too intimidated to try. Since I felt so inspired by the sketch, and since a great prize is up for grabs, I thought I might as well give it a shot! You can read all about it HERE.
One of my favorite things to do with a sketch is to try to follow the sketch very closely. If it's inspired me to create...well, why mess with a good thing, right? That's the way Becky's Page Maps are...they're just filled with inspiring goodness!
So here is the sketch:

Isn't it fun? As you can see by my page, I did stick quite closely to the sketch. The base is black cardstock. Then I used kraft cardstock to do the four background pieces. I chose to texture each piece with embossing folders but keeping to the patterns in the sketch. I created a pocket from the same black cardstock and included a kraft tag. I created my own little polaroid frame using the kraft and a woodgrain stamp. I even added tiny little hearts just like in the sketch. I didn't use the speech bubbles though. Instead I opted to use just my title on the background, and added a Tim Holtz timepiece. As for the photos...I have a real interest in doing some heritage style layouts. Unfortunately, I do not have any old family photos to work with. Fortunately, Pamela over at Free Vintage Digital Stamps has been generous enough to provide me with this fabulous fake family. They haven't photographed true to color as they are a lovely sepia tone that works beautifully with the page. The tag inside the pocket provides lots of space for journaling. I can either journal about my sorrow over not having any family photos to play with, or I can make up stories about these pretend family members! Hmmm...which would be more fun? lol

Materials Used:
Papers: Colorbok and Recollections - Cardstock;
Stamp: Bo Bunny - Wall to Wall Textures;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug - Script,
Tim Holtz Texture Fades - Rays, Pocket Watches;
Sizzix Texture Plate - Stripes;
Cricut Cartridge: Alphabet;
Punches: EK Success - Lattice Chain Large Edger Punch;
Unknown Circle Punches - mini heart, 1/16", 1/4", and 1/2";
Extras: Tim Holtz - Timepiece;

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Ardilla said...

Great layout! It's good to have fun and make something as good as this page...
Ardilla :)

Embellishments said...

WOW Nancy, great LO and I love the kraft and black... so Vintage and love your "fake family" LOL... BTW making up stories of them is more fun lol... oh, great embossing :-)
Hugs, Steff

Tracy said...

Your layout is STUNNING.
I love the this vintage layout...I may have to scraplift it...if I ever get back to scrapbooking again ;)
Great use of the sketch

Marilyn said...

Great layout Nancy. I really like the embossing and the vintage pics are very cool.

Francine said...

Beautiful layout Nancy. I love how you used embossing rather than patterned paper. Great take on the sketch.

Jonia said...

Nancy, I am so glad you were able to play and have fun. I just love, love this page layout and may have to use it for some of my scrapbooking. Beautiful my friend!

Pop's Cards said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! hugs Pops x x x

Kelly Neis said...

Love your layout! This is fabulous with the embossing and tag. I love how you arranged the photos, nice relatives! lol I love the lattice going up the middle, this is beautiful!

Tracey Sabella said...

What a stunning heritage page!! Love your take on this sketch! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Robyn said...

Super!Love the sketch and your design! I am not familiar with the page maps, but I may drift on over and look for more! I may be able to recreate your page, near exact, I recognize most of those element from my own stash...(I even have photos similar)

Sandy said...

You really have taken this sketch and run with it. I can tell you had fun cause your make is wonderful!

Tracy said...

Those really are great sketches and you've put a cool twist on it with the embossing folders. Wish you had some old family photos. I'm the family collector and have tons on both my and hubbys side. They are my treasures. Wonderfully done my friend! Hugs!

Natalie said...

Love this vintage take on the sketch, the embossed timepieces are perfect and what fabulous pictures to use for your "fake" family!

Debbie Buckland said...

Thats a fabulous page!
Love the old feel it has..
Hey nominated you for a blog award!

Gemiel said...

What a fabulious page!! Love how you incorporated the TH texture fades. I have a ton of them but always struggle with using them on my 12x12 scrapbook pages because of the size. I've been working with lots of vintage photos lately. I am fortunate to have inherited an album that belonged to my maternal grandmother. I don't know a lot of people in the album but it is lots of fun making up stories for them.

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

This is fabulous, Nancy! I'm a fan of vintage art and you have portrayed this beautifully. Cool fake family! The layout is great. I love it- love it all!!! xx Kathryne

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous layout Nancy!
Thanks ;-)

Geri said...

You should have never let the cat out of the bag with this fake family of yours...they're too cute! But the page??? Wonderful!!! Love what the embossing does, and the simple color scheme really allows your 'fake family' to shine!!!

chanya13 said...

Beautiful!!! Love colours combo end embossing, hugs Agnieszka

Sandy Hentzel said...

This is a fabulous layout! And its nice to meet your "fake" family!
Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
♥ Sandy's Paper FunTime ♥

Francine said...

Beautiful layout with all the embossing Nancy!