Saturday, February 27, 2010

Robyn's Fetish Week


Now back to your regularly scheduled programming....

Hi Everyone!! Welcome to another amazing week of designs from the Robyn's Fetish Team!! Today's challenge was a Sketch Challenge for a Scrapbook Layout!! After all, the entire point of a challenge is to make it CHALLENGING, right? ;)

Here's the sketch that we worked with:
And here is my creation!!

I took 2 pictures of my children, and since EVERYTHING we have is Digital (double if not TRIPLE backed up) and I didn't have any photo paper, however, I just used really good cardstock and the photos printed out just fine!
When using sketches I generally follow pretty closely to the guidelines. I'm trying to let myself break out of that "proverbial shell" that a sketch does impose however sketches are such a great jumping off point that they are a must for any crafter! So that's always the challenging part for me with sketches.

But...I digress. I chose 2 photos of my children, which were taken during our first day of demolition when our home reno started a few weeks ago. We were hunkered down in my office crafting. As this is the place in my home that soothes me the most. =)
I started with a basic piece of ivory cardstock measuring 6" x 12". I printed and matted my photos. Along with the journaling piece that I wanted to add. As you can see I lightly ran over the entire layout with my black ink pad to distress it a bit. I stitched the background entirely as well as around each panel.
I kept it relatively plain and simple as I did not want to overshadow the photos. I used Robyn's Patchy Flower pot for the flower image between panels 1 and 2 and I cut out a heart shaped "leaf" from Robyn's Valentine Tree and placed it between panels 2 and 3. The other embellishments; green photo corner, blue arrow and certified sticker are all from an old SU' Simply Scrappin' kit. The blue and white polka dotted, scalloped border is also a die cut sticker that I had in my stash from Imaginescence.
It's already hanging on my studio wall! I found this so much fun!!

I hope you do too!!

Please play along!! Here are the details!!!

Happy Weekend Everyone!!!



stuffie said...

i just LOVE this layout!!!Absoutly precious!!!!

Jeanette said...

Meredith, Your children are beautiful. Your layout is perfect.
Good luck on your renovation. I'd be
so stressed I'd never come out of my craft room.

Mia said...

Fabulous job! Your kids are beautiful~ I can only imagine how fab of a craft room you have!!!! Awesome layout! :-)

WendyP said...

gorgeous children and gorgeous layout !! Love all the components of it !!

Alicia said...

I love this layout. Your kids are so cute! :)


Michelle B said...

Your kids are so cute, and I love how much creativity they have. Awesome scrap page Meredith!

Michelle B.

Paivja said...

Awesom scrapping!!! Like alot :o) And if I lived "ower there" I would join your blogcandy :o)

Greetings from northern sweden!