Monday, February 4, 2013

LOAD213- Scraplift Yourself!

Here we are on day 4 of LOAD213. I'm still going strong, but of course, it's only day 4! Monday's are a bit hectic for me. We have a standing appointment to attend plus our regular homeschool. To fit in today's layout, I decided to scraplift myself.

I created this layout for Get It Scrapped a short while back. I really liked the overall design of this much so that I ended up making a sketch from it.

Batman by Christy Strickler Supplies| Cardstock: Colorbok; Patterned paper: Making Memories, Studio Calico; Stencils: Crafter's Workshop; Mist: Ranger: Borders: K and Company, Tim Holtz; Gesso: Grumbacher; Other: Electrical tape

  It's one of my very first sketch designs. It's easy for me to use, especially if I have a kit complete with all the matching papers and embellishments.

Since I was short on time this morning, I grabbed my JBS mercantile kit. It made it very easy to create a layout in about an hour. It's a little hard to see, but I did stitch a square around the canvas before layering my embellishments on top.

His Dreams - My Goals by Christy Strickler
Supplies| Cardstock: Colorbok; Patterned Paper: Pebbles, 
JBS Mercantile; Alphas: Rusty Pickler; Ephemera: JBS
Mercantile; Ink; Tsukineko;Other: Glass beads, Hand carved stamp; Submitted to the About A Boy challenge blog

Today's prompt was all about goals. Originally, I had intended to use this photo expressly for PL2013. Then, I had the wonderful idea to use it in a succession showing how my son's video game programming skills are developing. I decided that it would also be a perfect way for me to document my support for my son's dreams. This is one of the wonderful things about Layout a makes you see other story telling opportunities.

So what's the moral of the story today? Simply put, it's ok to scraplift a design you like again and again. It's also perfectly wonderful to use one photo several times on different projects. There is always more than one side to a story. As far as today's design, you can expect to see several more variations soon. I used it on a layout for Scrapbook News and Review magazine and on another for Get It Scrapped.

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  1. Great job on the layout! Nice elements! Thank you for playing along with us at AAB!

  2. Fantastic layouts, thank you for playing along at About a Boy!

  3. Oh I love that title and the graffiti!! Thank so much for joining us at AAB! :)

  4. great page love what you did with the challenge, thanks for joining us at AAB!

  5. Great lo! love the colors.
    Thanks for joining us at AAB.

  6. Love how you created the sketch and then used it for your new layout Christy!! And I love your title!!

  7. Great layouts! Love how kits and sketches can help me out when I am kind of pressed for time. Also, it's nice to meet a fellow LOADster. I am not playing this round, but love the LOAD challenge. Thanks for laying with us in the About A Boy challenge.

  8. Really awesome layouts! Love all the elements you used in both =) Thanks for playing along with us at About A Boy!

  9. I like the concept "Scraplift yourself" and I think it would be great for us all - as you said why not use the same photo over and over again or the same design! Lovely take on the challenge, thanks for playing with us at About a Boy!

  10. Christy this is so striking! I love how different it is from your first LO. The title is incredible. Glad you came over to AAB

  11. Both pages are awesome. I've never thought of scraplifting from myself! What a great idea :) Thanks for playing along with AAB