Sunday, July 19, 2015

SOS July SKETCH Challenge "Then & Now"

It is time for my 2nd Layout for Scrap Our Stash's Challenge Blog -  It's not a WORD Challenge this time - just a Super Sweet Sketch to help you to use up your STASH! and it ALSO needs to include a "BANNER."

You can check out all the details and see the other Layouts created by the Talented Design Team by CLICKING HERE! 

Here is the sketch - and it is a REAL FUN ONE !!   Check it out!!

This sketch really appealed to me, as it has lots of different "stuff" going on, and I thought it would be a great chance to use up some of my "Stash!"  First I needed to pick 2 photos - and, according to the sketch, I had to be willing to cut one of them in half!!  ( That brought me right back to the first scrapbook class I took, many many years ago.  I still remember the feeling of angst, when I cut my first photo on my paper trimmer!!)  Now, after cutting many a photo over the years, I looked upon having to cut a photo in half for this sketch as a FUN challenge, and a new way to add a photo to my layout!

I decided to make the theme/title of my layout "Then and Now" and used an old photo of my husband and I from when we were first dating @ circa 1976 for the "Then," and a photo of us from this year, that was taken on our recent trip to Alaska.

Here are a few close ups for you:

This photo was taken when we first started dating, and YES, we were high school sweethearts, and I can't believe that almost 40 years have transpired!!-  YIKES, it seems like just yesterday, or well maybe more like last month?! LOL!!

This new photo of us was taken on an excursion into Yukon Territory, BC, Canada, last month, while we were on our Disney Wonder Alaskan Cruise.  The day started out rainy and cloudy, but when we reached the "Musher's Camp," the sun came out and the sky was blue with puffy clouds!  Look at that amazing mountain in the background!

Here are some close ups of other elements on the page.
That large glimmer flourish has been in my stash for @ 5+ years.  I had used a mask in that shape on a project, and the plastic mask was all full of glimmer goodness from the Glimmer Mist that I was using, so I used it as a "stamp" on some cream cardstock.  I fussy cut it out for this layout, and inked the edges in blue.  So happy I finally got to use it!!

Part of this challenge is to also include a "BANNER" - some might interpret that to be the long 2 pointed end strip under the photos - or - if you are like me -add a string and some hanging tags and other elements!

Here you can see how I used a mask and 2 different Glimmer Mists on this corner.

I got to use LOTS of STUFF from my STASH on this page!  I really HOPE it INSPIRES YOU to play along with us at the SCRAP OUR STASH BLOG!!

Thanks for stopping by! If you have a minute - post a comment -  I'd LOVE to hear from you!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stack - Kraft Resist
Simple Stories #2321 Documented Bingo/Chevron
The Paper Co. Jewel Metallic Textured - Bronze
American Craft Duotone Glitter Chipboard Letters "Sunrise"
Graphic 45 Die Cuts -Alphas/Numbers
Prima Alphabet Stickers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Big Chat and Small Talk Stickers
Graphic 45 Le Cirque Collections - Tags/Boarders
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Echo Park "Reflections" - Chipboard Accents
Brown Hemp
Wink of Stella Black and Gold Glitter Pen
Dusty Attic Chippies
Powder Puff Chalk Ink - Blue Moon
Ranger Distress Stains - Vintage Photo / Antiqued Bronze
Glimmer Mist Sprays : Bell Bottom Jeans / Red Velvet / Butternut Squash