Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Sketch Challenge "SAY CHEESE!"

Hello my Scrappy Friends!

Can you believe it is OCTOBER already!!  - Here on the east coast there is already a chill in the air and crisp cool mornings are upon us!

I created an "Inspiration" layout for Scrap-a-Doodle Doo's October Challenge - PLEASE head on over to their BLOG and check out this cool sketch!  I hope you will be inspired to play along too!

THE DOO is going to take it easy on us this month and is only using a ONE PAGE CHALLENGE Layout this time. You can even use up some of your scraps for it - but I opted to break in my NEW GOODIES from Simple Stories "SAY CHEESE" line and kicked the sketch up a notch for ya!

I still have lots of photos left to scrap from my 50th Birthday trip to WDW back in September of 2011 - talk about time flying!! LOL!! - so I broke open my "purple bag of goodies" from my favorite ON-LINE and Local Scrapbook Store  - Scrap-a-Doodle Doo - and had a BLAST using my new "haul" of Simple Stories "SAY CHEESE" papers and embellishments!!

Here is my take on the sketch - What do you think?

I JUST LOVE this paper line - well - I kinda LOVE most ALL of Simple Stories paper lines - but combine their GREAT products along with a DISNEY Theme - and YOU KNOW I'M SOLD!!

Above is a close up showing how I layered their chipboard elements, along with fussy cut papers, (the camera which was added with foam dots for added dimension) stickers and even a brad.  I inked the edges of the camera with Ranger Distress Stain - Picket Fence (white.)

Here is 1/2 of the 4"x6" Transparent Overlays that was included as a "bonus" in the 12x12 Collection pack.  I cut it in half and used "MAGIC" as the title. I glued it on by adding straight line glue dots under the black letters. If you look closely, you may be able to see where I added the Clear ZIG Wink of Stella to each of the small white dots - it makes really it sparkle "in person!"

Above you can see where I added the top half of the 4"x6" Transparency, on top of the other paper elements.  I also added some of the stars from the chipboard collection on top of the transparency for added interest too!

Below is the complete list of ITEMS USED:  (Click on the underlined words/links to find them at THE DOO!)

Bazzill Black Cardstock
Bazzill RED DOT Cardstock
Simple Stories Say Cheese 12x12 Collection Kit - using:
#3306 "Believe"
#3314 "2x12 Border, 4x12 Title Strip Elements"
Fundamental Cardstock Stickers
Expressions Cardstock Stickers
4x6 Transparency photo overlay ( Bonus included in the 12x12 Collection Kit)
Say Cheese Sn@p Cuts
Say Cheese Chipboard Stickers
Say Cheese Sn@p Cards
Say Cheese Decorative Brads
Ranger Distress Stain - Black Soot
Ranger Distress Stain - Picket Fences
Zig Wink of Stella "CLEAR" Brush

If you'd like to purchase any of the above products, head on over to the store's website, or just click on the links above.

I hope the layout above and this sketch has inspired you to give The Doo's OCTOBER SKETCH CHALLENGE a try!   So come on - and get Scrappy With It!