Last week, I stumbled across the Sketchy Thursdays blog and I decided to play along. Here's the sketch:
And here's my layout:
The journaling (which I printed on vellum) reads: Mark, I love how Thomas is looking up to you in this picture. It reminds me that we have come full circle because just 14 years ago, you were looking up to Michael in much the same way. I am so proud of the choices you make and hope you will always be someone your little cousins can look up to!
The layout is pretty self-explanatory. After adhering the various strips of patterned paper to the cardstock, I stamped the Tattered Angels clock right onto the Pebbles patterned paper. Like the sketch, I stamped part of the clock off the page. For the hands, I stamped off onto a piece of scrap before stamping on the page so that they would be lighter. I wish I could say that the time I chose has some significance but it doesn't. I felt that 10 o'clock would balance out the image which was a little bottom heavy and not get in the way of the phase (life moves so very fast FREEZE) which I stamped in blue.
I stamped another circle partially off the bottom right of the page and added my title with rub-ons and Thickers. I am usually a pretty symmetrical person but I decided to add a 6-inch Crate Paper border to highlight the picture. I topped that off with some Lime Twist twine from My Mind's Eye and a button from my sewing box. As for the metal clock, I have no idea where I got it. It has been in my jewelry box for years!
Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Pebbles (Happy Go Lucky); Crate Paper (Toy Box); Basic Grey (Life of the Party; Basics/Kraft)
Stamps: Tattered Angels (Clock); Technique Tuesday (Studio AE April; The Family Circle);
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo); Stampin' UP! (Blue Bayou);
Punch: Martha Stewart (Scallop Dot);
Alphabet: American Crafts Thickers (Sweet); Fancy Pants rub-ons;
Twine: My Mind's Eye (Lime Twist).