Wednesday, August 17, 2011

School Days Layout

School starts tomorrow here and I think I am more excited than the kids, lol!  It's not that I don't love spending time with my boys, but with a 15 yo and 6 yo they spend alot of time fighting as oldest doesn't want to play with youngest and all youngest wants is to play with oldest.  So needless to say I have been counting down the days for awhile, although it's bittersweet as I know in a flash school days will be over for my Micah as he is a sophomore this year and has in his mind that he wants to go to college far away from here.  When I look at Lucas, I see Micah all over again and think where did the time go!
This weekend I went to a fun crop and we created a layout for the CTMH club I am in that I knew would be perfect for the challenge at Cooking it Up With Katie this week.  We are sponsored by 2 fabulous sponsors this week, Robyn's Fetish and Gingerloft so make sure to play along!  Our challenge recipe this week is
"Use a die cut, some ribbon, and add a banner."

I decided to play with this adorable back pack image to add to my layout. First I colored the image using a sponge dauber and CTMH ink, next I started to layer it up by starting with a uncolored image. I used the same techniques with all the pockets/straps and then cut them out and added them. I colored all the items in the top of the back pack with copics and added them layer by layer.  For my banner , I used my cricut and Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for letters and cut diamonds using George cartridge which I folded over to create banner.  I added my triangles to a piece of CTMH juniper ribbon and papers are from the new CTMH idea book called "Type Set."

1 comment:

Miss Sue said...

Gorgeous....I just can't believe all the cutting you've been doing lately! Can hardly wait to see it with pics!