Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Two Pairs ~ ScrapFIT Workout #40

This is my second layout as March Guest FITgirl for ScrapFIT Workout #40Super Sketch To The Rescue!  We all get stuck from time to time so there is nothing better than a sketch to help pull you out! This is a one of a kind sketch from Liz at The Scrappiest! Use this sketch to inspire your layout!

I flipped the sketch on its side and used one larger photo.  As I was going through my photos for this challenge, I drew additional inspiration from the bird in the sketch by choosing this photo of Joseph and Grace gazing at these bald eagles at the North Carolina Zoological Park.  For the "branch," I tried my hand at sketching out a tree trunk for an eagle to land on, and it turned out better than I expected - the Basic Grey paper scrap made a perfect tree trunk.

To Create this layout I used:
Basic Grey paper from several collections
Tim Holtz distress tool
Sewing machine and thread
Gazelle to cut title
Ink jet transparency for journaling - I tried to print directly on the layout, but the ink absorbed into the paper and lightened up too much, so I printed it in the same format onto the transparency, sprayed the back with acid free spray adhesive and laid over the journaling that was too light.
Distress ink on tree trunk and title letter edges

I hope you'll come join the ScrapFIT Sketch Workout #40.  The winner of this challenge chosen by the design team will receive this wonderful prize:

I have entered this layout in the following:
Pink Paper Paradise ~ anything goes Make it Monday Inspiration
BasicGrey Challenges ~ Challenge #39 ~ Wings
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C78 ~ Include a tree  
Creative Belli Blog ~ Belli Challenge #112 ~ Animals
Stampavie and More ~ Challenge #132 ~ Birds

Thanks for visiting my blog!

~ Blessings~


  1. Hi Tracey

    Fabulous layout, I love your take on the sketch. Wonderful photo too.

    Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  2. Tracey, your scrap page is beautiful! Love how you incoperated the tree and the picture is awesome too! Thank you so much for joining us at the C4C this week! Hugs ~S~

  3. Gorgeous layout, Tracey! Such sweet picture and fab journaling too! Thanks so much for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges!

  4. GREAT layouts! when is lisa having the scrappboking day tomorrow? I might stop in tomorrow to scrap


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