11 July 2010
My Croppy Summer Assignment #6
I decided to do the Apron Strings "My Croppy Summer Assignment #6" as well. I'm not sure if I'll get the other two assignments for this week done as well, so this will have to suffice for now! The challenge was to use the given sketch. I love Page Maps sketches, so this was relatively easy. The hardest part was deciding which photograph to use, since I usually scrap multiple photos rather than just one. (OK, OK, so my last post was a layout of a single photo too :-) I didn't say I always scrap multiple photos!)
Once I decided to use a photograph of my grandparent's house the rest just kind of came together quite quickly. I used a piece of DCWV cardstock, and patterned papers from the Brocade Background Stampin Up! designer series paper. The ribbons and gold brads came from my stash, as did the Cherish embellishment (I think I bought that from the dollar store when we were living in Canada). The hat pin is from CK (and is much greener than it appears to be in the picture), and the chipboard flower is by Porta Craft, and painted with Twinkling H2Os. I punched the centre flowers fom the patterned paper with my Sullivan's daisy punches. I used DMC floss to stitch around the circle, and made the tag with a scrap of kraft coloured cardstock. Since I had too much journalling for the tag, I made it as a fold out booklet/tag and created a kind of sleeve to slide it into on the layout.
The title is simply a photograph of the street sign of the street where they lived.
I think the whole thing turned out very well. What do you think? Now I just need to decide if I've got time to do 2 more layouts before the challenge cut off time!
Till next time - happy days!