First of all, what is going on with this weather?!!! It doesn't ever get this cold down here in Texas.... I can't wait for it to get back to our normal temps!!
The only good thing about today is... TGIF.. and that means another fabulous sketch challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches!! And for me, this weeks sketch was just a little tricky!! But, you know, I think I did a pretty good job with it.... Here it is!
As you can see I changed it up just a little, but I tried to keep the "feel" of the original sketch... For this one I wanted to use these cute photos of DS Levi and sweet GS Colten doing what they do every night... look at tractor magazines... If you don't already know, Colten loooves tractors... When he comes over here he has his own set of magazines that he looks through over and over again.. And he does not tear them up!! Anyway, the photos were taken by my DIL who so graciously shared them with me... I got the black and white photo of the tractor background from one of my DH's Tractor Magazines and I just copied it off on some photo paper... Since it was a b/w photo, I decided to print my photos in b/w too, and then decided to make a mono-chromatic layout.... Which I really like the way it turned out.
Here are a few close-ups
Here you can see the photo I printed and the stick on letters I added...
Here you can see a portion of the black CS which I painted with the Tim Holtz Distressing ink.. I like the way this really looks grungy!!
Here is my journaling tag..
Here is the metal tag from Teresa Collins which I rubbed with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink, butterfly punched with the MS Butterfly Punch, a Prima Flower, and some Prima Say It In Crystal bling!!
And finally here is a close up of sweet little Colten and his daddy!!!
Here are a few other challenges this will qualify for:
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Sketch
Alphabet Challenge ~ N for Numbers
Creative Prompts ~ Choose one of their last 50 challenges... I chose the colors from Challenge #45 Whisper
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Here is the list of scrappy list of items I used:
SU Basic Black CS painted with
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint ~ Vintage Photo
Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue
Graphic 45 Botanicabella Collection - Botanical News
MS Butterfly Punch
MS Border Punch
SU Corner Punch
SU Tag Punch
Making Memories~Antique Copper Lacy Brads
Teresa Collins ~ Blingage - decorative metal frame
Be sure and check out the other wonderful layouts from the other ladies.... And then we would love for you to play along with us.. Remember you have 2 weeks to create a layout using this sketch... I don't know if you've noticed, but we are now doing tutorials on our off Fridays. The next one will be Friday the 11th. Our first tutorial was last Friday, where Nanne shared with us how to make Lace Rosette Flowers that you can use on your layouts, your cards, or really any project you're working on... If you didn't get a chance to see it, click here!! You will definitely want to try your hand at making some of these!!!
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
I would love to hear from you!!
Stay warm, safe, and healthy!!