Nov 8, 2013

Sketchy Fun!

November's sketch is up at Canadian Scrapbooker magazine, and I shocked even myself by getting to the sketch before the last day of the month!

Isn't this fun?

 I decided to step out of my usual scrappy territory and visit 'boy-boy' land, if there is such a thing. My nephew stayed with us a few weeks last summer to take swimming lessons and while he was here, he made a goal that he would also learn to ride his bike. He is naturally a cautious sort and does not feel comfortable exploring physically. After his heart surgery this spring, he became even more defensive of his self. So to say that it took patience on his part (as well as my husband's) to get him to a place where he could risk falling and being unstable is a bit of an understatement. Big kudos to them both for turning Zxayven into a "Biker Dude!"

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper and Chipboard- Fabscraps; Dies- Sizzix; Ink- Clearsnap; Glitter and Embossing Powder- Clearsnap, Ranger, Gel-a-Tins; Metal Embellishment- Maya Road; Letter Stickers- Basic Grey
To create this layout, I took the 6x6 chipboard piece and cut it in half so I could use it the length of the page (after spraying it with 'black velvet' spritz). I covered cardstock with Be Creative tape before cutting out the dies. Once cut out, I used an assortment of glitters and embossing powders on the dies to give a metallic look to each piece.

The stuff!
Funny thing about the photos I used- I kind of had everything planned in my head for the layout and ordered what I needed from Scrapbooking Fanatics but I didn't check that we actually had pictures! We didn't!!!  Mark made a little video for my nephew, so I just took some screen shots from that!