Thursday, April 7, 2011

Walking Tall - FD Sketch Along Tuesday 4.5

This was a fun lo and I love these photos of my little boy on top of Daddy's shoulders.  Loved the sketch at Frosted Designs, which just happened to have a place for two photos!!  :)  I guess I have kind of challenged myself to be more creative with the supplies I have, instead of just using the same old things on every lo.  One of my friends shared some of her Sassafras paper with me and of course I have been hoarding it up, but have used it on several lo's lately and I think the papers have given them that little extra kick!  I was inspired by a K&Company paper pack that had some of the elements I used on my page.  The arrow, pinwheel, and "R', are all cut from papers out of the pack and then I added a little extra umph to each one.  I distressed the arrow and added it to a chipboard circle for extra dimension.  I used a 1 inch punch to cut out the pinwheel and popped it on one of the EK Success tags.  The "R" is the first initial for my little boy's name and I just distressed around the edge and added some embroidery floss.  For the title I did two things I hardly ever do:  (1.) using old chipboard letters that I've probably had for about 3 years, instead of my new Thickers!!  (2.) using my handwriting.  I just drew out the word "Tall" in pencil and then went back over it with a brown Marvy Embossing marker.

Frosted Design's sketch:

Products Used:

Paper:  Sassafras, K&Company, Recollections
Tickets:  Tim Holtz
Distress Ink:  Tim Holtz
Brads:  Spare Parts & Recollections
Tag:  EK Success
Embroidery Floss:  Janlynn
Pen:  Sakura, Marvy
Embossing Markers:  Marvy
Other:  Chipboard


  1. I love this!! Great job at using up some of those old supplies..I am horrible at that...its more fun to use the new stuff!! LOL!

  2. Love the Photos in black and white and great title. You did a fabulous take on this week sketch. Looking forward to more of your pages Thanks for joining us at Sketch Along Tuesdays.

  3. Love your pictures!!! Love all of the distressing on your layout. I love the bright colors of the bottom border and pinwheel!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays!

  4. Fabulous!!!! Love the distressing, great title and journaling! Love the front facing and back facing photos!!! Great idea!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Sketch Along Tuesday-Frosted Designs!! Hugs!!

  5. beautiful photos & lo!! Love the distressing and lots of "peeks"..!!

  6. I love all the little details; this is too cute! Thanks for joining us over at Frosted Designs!!