Monday, February 10, 2014

Be Awesome w/ NAS and MME

 I just got these fun chalk products from MME this weekend and I couldn't help myself, I had to break into them! Plus I knew they would look awesome with this colorful photo of my daughter from last softball season and this awesome NAS sketch by Shawn. First my layout:

Sweet right?! This photo turned out so cool!!
We had an awesome sunset happening behind her, but I did ramp up the color a bit in the photo. I love the way her hair looks like its on fire.
Here's the sketch I used:

You can easily see the sketch in my layout, but you can also see that I substituted some embellishment for the 3" photo and journaling spots, washi tape for the stitching (LOVE my washi!) and let the background pp be my title. 
Here are a few closeups:

I just let this bg pp be my title. I oriented my photo so that you can see the entire word Awesome and then add a few enamel dots to lead the eye through it. It's subtle, but with all the wording on the layout, I just didn't see the need for a big, bold title. I substituted this embellishment and enamel dots/stars for the 3" photo.

Here you can see that I cut along the inside edge of the corner flourish so that I could slide my photo underneath just a bit. I really love that look.

I wanted to stick with mainly having the black and white layout and the photo being the color on the page, but I did just a little bit of sanding around the edge of my photo mat and then inked it with a bright orange. I really like the bit of color it added. 

In place of the journaling circle I put this Project Life styled journaling card. It was a rectangular shape to fit nicely in one of those pockets. I just used an oval cutter to give it a good shape and added it with foam adhesive to lift it off the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can find more examples of this fun sketch here on Shawn's blog; Nuts About Sketches.
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Adding to Paper Issues challenge

NAS sketch #304
MME - pp, washi tape, pl card, brads w/ attached care embellishments
OA - enamel stars/dots
Zig - chalk marker
SEI - ink
paper studio - black cs
adhesive - ek success & tombow


Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Great take on the sketch!

wendipooh13 said...

that photo is amazing!!!! LOVE your page esp on all the black and chalk!!!

Anonymous said...

Great job with the sketch, all that chalkboard is perfect with such a vibrant photo!

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Beautiful photo of your daughter - love the layout...and I want the washi!!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

great layout

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Ange! That photo is amazing and those MME products were made for that photo!

ameliaharris99 said...

Seriously one of my favorite pictures! So freaking awesome and this layout totally showcases it! I love it! <3

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