I played along with the sketch challenge over at Chic Tags (I am loving Ashley's recent sketches!) and I just wanted to share my interpretation of the sketch with you.
Here's the sketch:
And here's my take on it.
I started out with my American Crafts "Mayberry" mini paper pad and die cuts. I also had one 12x12 paper from the same collection. I knew I wanted to use this line because it is very summer-y and these photos are from back in the summer. I bought the "Mayberry" collection towards the end of the summer (I always tell myself not to do that, and then I do it anyway), so I have to back-scrap if I am going to use it now! :P
I had a little page disaster happen while creating this layout… Well, what happened was I had my side pieces glued down and I misted some new black mist I made… perfect. And then while I was wiping away some overspray off of my desk, I smeared one of the dots on the top edge of the page. Not so perfect. There was NO way to cover it up, so I used a kleenex (I always have those in my room, so I use them instead of paper towels) to dab the mist splotches around. I was going for a messy look. FAIL! It looked awful. I even took a picture of it so I could show you how baaaaad it looked.
To me, it looks like a Dalmatian dog. Dalmatians are cute, but not on my scrapbook page.
So I decided to start over. I used the same pattern of the edge papers peeking in from the edges (super cute, I thought!) but I used a background paper from the "Sweet Girl" collection from Echo Park instead of the AC paper. I'm keeping the AC paper that I messed up, though, because that's the advantage of double-sided paper!
I actually like the outcome of this page better. I like how bright this page turned out because it balances out my darker photos. Plus of course it helps that I didn't smear my mist! LOL
Since I used a Chic Tags sketch, I thought why not use some Chic Tags on my page?! So I included a couple of their tags.
And that's all, folks! Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. Today is my birthday! :) I love Friday birthdays!