I am back today with my layout for the Scrap Friends sketch challenge. If you don't already take part you should take a look at their wonderful sketches, and they also have a colour challenge too.
Here is the sketch for July.
Here is my layout. Which I rotated because my photos were portrait and not landscape but also because of the topic I wanted my photos to float.
I used papers by My Minds Eye - So Sophie collection that were perfect for the colours in my photos.
The quote on the layout says:
It's not who you are that holds you back it's who you think you are not! (Perfect huh?)
My journaling (on the back of the layout) says:
When we arrived in Cologne it was hot and we were all tired and hungry and all we wanted was something to eat and a very cold beer. From the station and up the steps to the Cologne Cathedral we walked and straight into the square where all the restaurants and shops were and while we were looking for somewhere to go I spotted these two guys on the street. I was completely taken by them and had to take some photos, then I was curious as to how they accomplished this feat. I walked all the way around them feeling the space between them and for the life of me I could not see the trick, he was really floating. Just the guy at the bottom sitting on his mat holding a stick and the guy on top floating holding the other end of the stick. Perfectly still, eyes closed and no movement at all, not a flicker of eyelids, or a twitch of hands or feet...Just stillness and peace. They were totally oblivious to everything that was going on around them. It was as if nothing else existed...It was magic!
Here are some close-ups of my layout. First of all I stamped a random cross hatch patter all over the botttom half of the layout using Scattered Straw distress ink. Then I stamped a clock face stamp in the same colour over that.
The circles were cut using a punch and offset with a little bling in each one of them.
The chevron arrows were cut from squares and the arrows between them stamped using black archival ink. The quote and the coffee stains (Tim Holtz stamps) were also stamped with the same black ink, the little arrow above the quote is washi tape. I also added the aqua washi along the sides of the strips and added the buttons.
The title was painted using black soot distress paint and then diamond glazed. All of the bits were doodled.
The tags were made from the papers and the words on them... memories and travel are bits of washi tape, the tags were tied with bakers twine. I added a butterfly and a flower from my stash.
Thanks for coming by to take a look.