Hi! So, as promised, I’ve got more to share! Hurray! I don’t really know where to start, so maybe I’ll just begin with the sketch. Delightful Inspiration posted this sketch to be used for layouts for the July challenge:
I loved the gridded photo collage – I have a hard time doing layouts that don’t include lots of pictures, so when there’s a sketch that works for lots of pictures, I’m instantly drawn to it!
It just so happens that I had gotten 7 really amazing pictures (for me) of the Jesse White Tumblers during the Fourth of July parade (it goes right by my mother-in-law’s house in Glenview.) The sketch has 6 pictures which works really well for a grid. I wanted to come up with a way to use the 7 pictures. This is what I ended up with:
I went with the gridded nature of the sketch and placement of some stars and the title, but incorporated the flag into the whole dealy! As I was laying the pictures on top of the stripes I was realizing that I could cover parts of the photos and weave the photos through the stripes. Then I realized that I could write some journaling/captions on the stripes, which is great because you can tell how much I love to write :-D!
The awesome supplies I used are: Cardstock from Bazzill, Recollections and Paper Studio; Patterned Paper, marker and cork stars from Close to My Heart; Cut files from Silhouette (Studio Ilustrado); Wood Veneer from Studio Calico; Sprays from Smooch and Studio Calico; Stickles; Fonts : American Purpose Casual 01, CK Shiver (edited to make it more full), CK Tipsy; Adhesive from Scotch and Xyron.
I will be entering the following challenges with this LO:
Artful Delight Delightful Inspiration: July Layout Sketch ASC #34 http://artfuldelight.blogspot.com/
About a Boy Scrapbook Challenges: July 1 Challenge – Red, White and Blue http://itsabouttheboys.blogspot.com/2013/07/july-1-challenge-red-white-and-blue.html
S.W.A.T. Challenge – Red, White and Blue http://swatscrapwarriorsadvancedtraining.blogspot.com/2013/06/red-white-blue-blog-hop.html
(Edited 8/3/13 to add: Yippeee! I won the SWAT Blog Hop Challenge! Now I’ll be stalking the mailman for this box of fun:)
Scrap Our Stash Challenge – Red, White and Blue (I used wood veneer stars as well as cork stars) http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/2013/07/stash-challenge-5-red-white-and-blue.html
Colorful Creations Anything Goes July Challenge http://colorfulcreations.ning.com/events/anything-goes-3
And this will be entered into the DuPage County Fair for Scrapbook Page – Holiday
(Edited to add – a bit belated, but I wanted to wait until all the contests were done – I won a 1st place ribbon at the fair for this LO! Yippee!)
I really loved documenting this amazing moment! I’m so glad I got it scrapped and it was pretty much entirely for my own enjoyment! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Please leave some kind words in the comment section if you have a moment! I’d love to hear what you thought and how you came to visit my blog today!
ETA: Well, this is a well-loved layout and fits the theme, so I’m glad to be able to add my project to the Paper Issues New Issue: Hooray for the Red, White and Blue with Therm O Web linky party!
ETA: Yippeee! My project was shared on Fan Feature Friday at Paper Issues! Those Paper Issues peeps are the best!