Sunday, July 17, 2011

Big Truck

Good morning again. This month I haven't been making too many layouts. I am participating in a challenge at Scrappin'-n-Chattin' to make a Christmas card everyday. It's been a lot of fun and I am really liking the cards I have made. I will probably do a couple of posts in a day or so to show everyone what I have been creating. So between that and gardening, work, the dogs - life, I haven't had a whole lot of scrapping time. I hope to take some more time off from work real soon and get a lot more done.

But it's Sunday and time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories. Our Challenge this week is to add distressing to your layout. There are a number of distressing techniques/tools out there. Karen included a few videos on the blog to get everyone started.

For my layout I followed this week's sketch at Sketches in Thyme. I love the versatility of this sketch.


For my distressing, I tore both of the papers I used for the photo mat. On the cream colored layer, I inked the edges as well and also inked a bit on the mat itself. I also stamped a saying on the cream paper. I had won a stamp set from my friend Brenda's blog. It's a new set from K Andrew Designs. The set is Freedom Isn't Free. She has a lot of wonderful stamps set. Be sure to check them all out. The large star embellishments on the page came from Tessa at Precocious Paper. She also inked the stars for a bit of a distressed look. I knew when I saw these stars in her store that I had to have them to create a page for my son David. Check out Tessa's Etsy shop. She has a lots of wonderful flowers and embellishments.


The photo in this layout is just a random photo that David posted while he was in Iraq. Of course I grabbed it to make a page.

I am also using this layout for one of the challenges this month at Scrappin'-n-Chattin' - Torn Paper. And I am also entering this page into this week's challenge at Frosted Designs to use a quote on the page. The stamp I used says "Serving Proudly. Standing Tall."

Make sure you check out the wonderful pages the design team came up with. I hope that you will try some distressing this week and share a page with us.

16 comments:

artfuldelight said...

Awesome LO!!

Brenda said...

AWESOME. What a fabulous layout. I love all the stars and the way you distressed the photo mat around the truck. GREAT use of the Getting Cricky stamps. Hope you like them.
Hugs
Brenda
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

ps, your link doesn't work again this week.

Kristin said...

That sure is one big truck!! heehee Super cool pic and LO. Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs.

Michele F. said...

Super cool layout! And you did your tearing wonderfully!! I really like those stars!! Great job!

Maribel said...

You did a great job on this layout!
New follower:)
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glassgraffitix2 said...

Fabulous distressing, fabulous photo and fabulous take on the sketch.

Karen Wilson said...

Wow, that IS one big truck. Great LO this week, Sue! Love your distressing techniques!

tiffany said...

wow- love how you combined the sketch with the distressing challenge! always glad to see you in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany

CraftyGirl said...

Fabulous LO! I love the way you layered your stars! Thanks for taking on our quote challenge at frosted Designs this week!

barb :)

Joni Parker said...

Great job!! Love the paper & embellie choices for this!! Thanks for sharing with us at Sketches in Thyme!

mindy gallagher said...

Such a great Page! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme!!

Kristie said...

Super cool layout, love the big stars!

* Vanessa * said...

So beautiful!!
Thanks for playing with us at Sketches in Thyme!!
Kisses, kisses!!

Sarah said...

This is AWESOME!! Love those stars! Thanks for playing along at Sketches in Thyme!

Erin R said...

Wonderful take on my sketch!! I love what you did!!

Thanks for playing at Sketches in Thyme and I hope you come play again!!

Erin R.

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a great, guy page! LOVE the playfulness of your alphas! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Sketches in Thyme!