Monday, March 16, 2015

The Memory Nest March Sketch #36 - Meeting Jack

Hello everyone!   It is time for the second Sketch Challenge 
for March from The Memory Nest Blog.
This sketch was created by Crystal Schneider. I really like the "blockiness" of it - is that a word? - I don't think so, but hey, take a look at the sketch below and you'll  know what I mean!

First off - even though we as DT Members are given the sketch the month before, in this case February, I just wasn't "feelin'" the HEARTS at the time - Soooo - you know me (- I NEVER Scrap in chronological order -)  I decided to take you back a few months, oh, and a few years too 
- back to October of 2012!!

I really "scrapped my stash" here! I used a piece of Black Bazzill Cardstock for the base page.  The 2 strips of Halloween Pattern Paper have been hanging around FOREVER! as well as many of the embellishments too!  

The photos were taking in October 2012, on our first trip to Disneyland.  We are BIG Jack Skellington fans - (well, I am a BIG Jack Skellington fan, my hubby just follows my lead!) and I was SO excited to get to "meet him!"  We were there during Mickey's Halloween Party and LOVED all of the Halloween decorations throughout the park, especially how they change The Haunted Mansion Ride to 
"The Nightmare Before Christmas!"
You can see lots of embellies here.  In place of the hearts I used Mickey heads, chipboard swirls, spiders and even Mickey himself!  When printing the 2 vertical photos through Shutterfly, I selected the Halloween overlays that they offer.  I LOVED the look of the white zig-zag line, so I took my White Gel pen and used it to make my own lines on the black cardstock, all along the perimeters, to mimic the look on the photos. I also added Disneyland and the date in the lower right hand corner.  I LOVE how it turned out!

I thought this little Mickey Sticker was perfect for the photo of Jack!  Here you can also see a close-up of the lines that came on the photo, and the ones that I added to the layout.

If you've visited my blog before, you know that I love to make hidden pockets by adding my photo mats with with 3D Foam Dots on 3 sides, the slipping a tag with journaling about the photos on the layout inside.  This tag was inked with orange and black distress stains, and I added some Washi Tape, a bug sticker and some fun fibers to it too!  ( Now scroll back to the top of the post and see how it looks tucked in behind the lower left hand photo)

In keeping with the Haunted Mansion theme, these cute little tombstone 3D stickers came in the same pack with the frightened Mickey sticker  - ( yes I did replace the hearts in the sketch with tombstones!! LOL!!)  The little ghost was actual cut from a small length of ghost ribbon that I had in my stash too!

Well, there you have it - I thank you for stopping by, and hope you will play along with us on our 2nd Make it Monday Sketch for March - or Sketch #36.  I can't wait to see what you all come up with !!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri