Saturday, November 13, 2010

Multi purposed layout

This layout was made for multiple reasons.... #1 I recently joined a challenge with my Twitter/Hero Arts friends Sarah & Libby. It's a small challenge to get us to get some layouts done. It's really more of a motivator than a challenge. It worked FINALLY this week! I also had a huge help from Becky Flecks Page Maps! ;) Love this site and use her sketches all the time! So easy. I usually stray from the sketch but I stayed pretty true to it this time. The second I saw this sketch the entire layout popped into my head. I was actually looking for something for other pictures and tossed it aside to do this one. I love that her sketches can do that to me :D there is also a contest going on for this sketch on her blog and the prize pack is from Sisters Scrapbook...Becky's lss (reason #2)

and reason #3...I did this layout for Nichol's Making the Most of Die Cutting Machines class over at 2 peas! I loved this technique she did this month and will be doing a lot more. It's to make faux chipboard out of kraft cardstock...GENIUS! The girl is just pure genius! I loved the look of it on her layout and then was 100% thrilled with it on mine. I will be doing this one a whole lot more.


*** edited to add...I just realized you can't see the door in the scan. I should have inked it. there is really a door on the school. ;)

My PSE leaves that dang shadow on dark layouts. Drives me insane when I scan them and they look so good. Alas, it's easier than a photo so shadow we have! :)

Thanks for looking! :)

Supplies used:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: KI Memories (School Days, Bloom (School house) & Choices (yellow dot)
Chipboard: KI Memories, Basic Grey (2010)
Paint: Making Memories (painted the 2010)
Punch: Martha Stewart border punch
Thread: Gutterman
Adhesive: Tombow, Glossy Accents
Markers: Copic ( R24 Prawn, Y17 Golden Yellow, E31 Brick Beige, E33 Sand, C7 Cool Gray No.7)
Quote Card: Reminisce
Silhouette Machine: Pencil (school_stuff_c00539_2851) Rivka Wilkins, Alpha Border (alpha_border_an_1252 & alpha_border_oz_1253)
3 beautiful children (created by ME! :)


Barb said...

LOVE this layout, Michelle! Perfect colors for school and your homemade chipboard letters look fabulous! That really is a neat technique! Your kids are so cute too! I'm looking forward to more layouts from you! :)

Sarah said...

Wow! This is FABULOUS, Michelle! Great design and details!

Tiffany said...

What a fabulous layout you made of the children! Wow!!! and that sentiment really rings true to heart, doesn't it?? Beautiful classic school colors you've used!

Diana Joy said...

That is a great layout. You do very neat, quality work. tfs.

Stamping Cafe said...

What a fantastic layout, Michelle! Lovely design and photos too, love everything about it!!