Monday, September 12, 2011

Harry Potter Land & Innertube Fun

So today I have two pages to share with you. The first is my layout for this weeks Little Shop of Sketches reveal. I got to design the sketch again this week. I'm really excited about it. This is just my second sketch ever. Here it is.
I was in the mood to do something playful, fun, and kinda clean since it had been a while since I had done something like that. However as soon as I was finished I thought that the page was lacking somewhat. I think it's cause I am much more attracted to the distressed, multi-media, technique filled pages. My boyfriend said that he liked it much more than my usual style so I guess to each their own right?
This was taken on my birthday last year when we went to Universal Studios Islands of Adventure to visit Harry Potter Land. I had a great time even though I thought the ride was a little overrated and the line to get a wand was absolutely ridiculous. My favorite thing about this page is the masking. I used an old birth control pack to get the design. My boyfriend thought it was ingenious but gross. LOL I think that pretty much anything can be used for scrapping in one way or another. =)

Remember if you want to play along just upload your layout to the Little Shop of Sketches Ning site!!

The other page I have for you guys is my entry in September's Round Robin over at I am in week two and I was to lift from Krista's (aka Puppet) page 'Every Party Needs Hats!' The twist this month was rainbow. Now I have to say that I love rainbows, I just hate using those colors together (despite the fact that I actually have used this color scheme on two other layouts, I know I am kinda a hypocrite ;) ) . However I wanted to see if I could use those colors and not have it look super bright, fun, and looking like it belonged at a kids party. I am pretty happy with the results.
So I grunged up the design by adding inking, misting, distressing, and black. This layout made me realize that I hate scrapping with the color red. I don't know why but I always avoid red colored paper and I pretty much have to be forced to use it. Weird. However all 6 colors are here. Yellow is around the page, the mat is blue, the edges of the mat are orange, the flowers are purple and green, and the first part of the title is in red. These picture are of my friend and I tubing down this river in North Florida. It was always a fantastic time doing that but you had to be sure to get out before sundown cause then the gators came out.
Here are some close ups of the flowers. The small flowers were white and I misted them with purple and green mist and then dotted them with black stickles. The big flowers are dotted with black mist.

That's it for me, I hope you guys are having a great week!!


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