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
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;
Photos: Free Vintage Digital Stamps.
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