It has been a crazy week over here. I'm truly thankful that I was able to get some scrapping done between all the other 'stuff' I had to do. I just *LOVE* popping in my iPod and singing my brains out while I get into 'the zone'. :) My family thinks I'm crazy...but I don't care. It makes me happy!! :)
Today I'm sharing my take on Creative Scrappers Sketch #174. It was a GOOD one...and I've used it 2 other times since :) Here's 'City Girl Goes Country'. A headline about my gardening endeavors this year. :)
I've been really big on making my own background paper lately. For this one, I've used a Studio Calico stamp (newsprint pattern), Jenni Bowlin ink ('seed packet'), and a piece of Scenic Route grid paper (SR..RIP) :) I really like the 'newspaper' feel that was created and simply went from there.
For the title, I've used some October Afternoon, letter stickers (that I've been hoarding..for-ev-er), and gave them a quick drive by on my sewing machine. The sub-titles 'extra-extra' and 'read all about it' are Lily Bee, and 'breaking news' was made with my Dymo labeler.
I used Katie Pertiet's Fastened Frames No.4 digital template to create the photo strips. The sketch called for 1-3 photos per strip...and as you can see I got a little crazy. That's when I put the photos on the diagonal. Which I think worked out well since the 'newsprint paper' was also on the diagonal. It really started shaping up into the 'front page' I was hoping for.
I tossed in some hand journaling and a few butterflies created from Martha Stewart punches (3-n-1 classic butterfly, classic butterfly, and the large monarch butterfly ). A few pieces of pattern paper to brighten things up...and viola!!! An 'article' in the 'newspaper' about my garden!! :)
I hope you have a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping in today! :)