Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pool Boy: A Layout for Scrapping Everyday Miracles

I love to mix patterns, and variations on the same pattern!  For example, on my layout I have 2 sizes of polka dot paper in similar shades with white.  I also used red and white diagonal striped paper with hints of tone-on-tone green and blue diagnoal striped sail boat embellishments.  I also added some squares of grid/graph pattern to compliment my base grid patterned paper.

This photo shows my title, made from individual letter stickers.  I often overlap my font stickers to give them the appearance they would have in a word processed setting, especially if I am running low on room!  I chose this bright lime green as a contrast to the red, and a s a pop of color!

This detail photo shows my very favorite technique to use to add dimension and character to my layouts - edge distressing with a coarse grit sanding block!

And finally, this angled shot of my photo framing shows the multi-layered dimensional effect I created with foam pop up dots, and the leftover "negative" pieces of paper from diecutting squares with my Sizzix Big Shot!  I love to use scraps!  

The June Sketch Challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles
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<3 Roberta

For this layout I used:
*base blue cardstock from DCWV Brights stack
*Classic Red textured cardstock from Recollections
*Weathered red wood paper from My Mind's Eye: On The Bright Side collection
*bright aqua large polka dot paper from My Mind's Eye: Lime Twist collection
*red/white striped paper, light aqua polka dot paper, green alphabet stickers, sailboat element stickers from echo park: Little Boy collection
*sailboat button from American Crafts Flair
*sailboat sticker from American Crafts Remarks sticker book 
*Basic Grey brads
*Square punch by Marvy Uchida


  1. Oh. I really love your layouts and colors.

  2. What a fun and fabulous take on the sketch Roberta. Your little guy is so adorable. Thanks again for linking up with us at SEM.

  3. Roberta this is adorable... I love how ou used the sketch but made it so your own! I think this is one of my favorites from you! I just love everything about it!

  4. Super cute take on the sketch how you tilted the squares a bit too...GREAT job! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SEM!


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