Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Nuts About Sketches!

I'm finally able to share this layout with you!
This layout of 10 year old Rick (now 20!) was my first DT assignment with Nuts About Sketches!  I'm so happy to be on the team with the gals!  I took the sketch and did just the right side of it and tipped it on his side.  Shawn has so many great sketches on her blog, it is a go to spot!

Cookin Up Creations is hosting a Mystery Challenge this month based on the came Clue.  Remember that game?  Tuesday thru Sunday there are challenges based on the game and if you complete the challenge you will be pm'd a message possibly with a clue from Tammy.  Just like in the game!

Jan started us off with a challenge that required nine (!) different pp's because there were 9 different rooms in the game, circles because one room was a billard room and a tag for Mr. Boddy's two tag.  Another layout of a young Rick fillfulls all the requirements.

For Fridays Focus Jo had us focusing on using a score card, and the hand stitched "Boy" in the title qualified this layout Aimee's challenge at Burlap and Buttercups.  This layout features my husband and a much younger Brandon than he is now!

Tamara brought us Inspirational Sunday!  Yellow for Col. Mustard, twine for the rope, and flowers for the conservatory.  Once again, I was able to use a layout for two challenges!  Inspired to Scrap hosted a one hour scrap challenge and Stacey Locovic provided the sketch for the following layout, which is all about my granddaughter Ruth!

And oh gosh!  I almost forgot about the challenge that I gave out for Technique Tuesday!  Here is what my challenge said:  Mr. John Green, indicated by the green pawn, is a smooth talker. His family is made up of shysters. His dad is a low down thief and his mom tells fortunes wherever and whenever she can. Guess what: she's not a psychic. Mr. Green found a calling in spirituality. This means he sets up traveling tents and asks people to give him money, which is for the less fortunate people and that means the money is for him

At least that was the information that Wikipedia gave me on Mr. John Green. (wonder if his middle name is Deere? Yuk Yuk! Get it? John Deere Green....o.k. sorry....)

So now we know that Mr. John Green is a smooth talker. Hmmmmmm....Smooth makes me think of sanding something, even tho this roughens it up, right? So my challenge to you is to use sanding on your layout, or wrinkle something up and "smooth" it out, or both as I did! I sanded the black CS that matted the tag and the picture. The picture edge was also sanded a bit. The blue flags I misted them with water, crumpled them up and then smoothed them out again. I then inked the high spots. 

There's still lots of month left at Cookin' Up Creations and lots of time to get those clues for a great prize, so maybe I'll see you over there!


  1. Love it all, Beck! I tend to scrap girly (guess 'cause I have 3 girls and one boy)but I love how you've done these layouts of your boys. They are playful and whimsical! :)

  2. Looks like you have had a ton of fun scrapping lately!!! Fabulous pages and I am glad that you got to play with us at Burlap & Buttercups too! ;)