I played along with Shimelle's Sketch of the Week again this week. The sketch is very linear, very simple, and I have to admit that initially there were no waves of inspiration washing over me. I wasn't sure what I'd do for that fancy tag shape and that scattered confetti was really throwing me off. I wavered a couple of days on whether I'd give it a try and finally went along with my new scrapping philosophy - JUST SCRAP IT!
The layout features our cats, Tabby and Stripo, modeling the goofy St. Patrick's Day hats that Matthew bought for them. Who doesn't love an animal wearing a hat? They weren't too thrilled about the whole thing but luckily stayed still long enough that we could get a couple of pictures.
After searching through all my diecuts and journaling tags and not finding anything appropriate, I finally put my Cricut and the Storybook cartridge to use to cut the fancy tag that's under the title. I layered up two different sized tags and then added some stitching around the inside to give it definition. Jen gave me the five square metal studs - possibly more leftovers from one of her Studio Calico kits. They were just what I needed as a base for my "confetti" clusters. I then punched yellow and grey dots with a very tiny hole punch and added these randomly around the studs. Voila! Confetti clusters accomplished.
I stayed very true to the original sketch:
This layout may not have begun easily for me, but to sort of quote my latest scrapbooking heroine, Shimelle, "I quite like the result."
Until next time...