Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Brains of the Family

This is my big brother and his wonderful wife. Lawyers. Smart. Generous. & Awesome - definitely Awesome!

Sketchy Thursday sketches appeal to me.  The design team offerings are often a different style than mine - but I'm ALWAYS happy with my layouts when I use their sketch.  Which proves the value of a good sketch - it will work for an infinite number of layouts and styles.

This week I tried the sketch as presented, but before it was glued down, I managed to turn the sketch upside down - and that works too.

Wanna see the sketch?

My whole page (except the 12x12 base) is SCRAPS - how great is that?   I just dug through the drawer until I found enough that would "go" together.  Did I do OK?  I wasn't sure about the stripe under the "s" so not much of that shows.

"Brains" and the "arrow" are on coasters.  Glue your paper on the coaster (or chipboard) with SU's glue stick (good product!) - then run through the big shot with your alpha die - THE SIDE YOU WANT TO SHOW DOWN AGAINST THE DIE.

You are right, the arrow isn't an SU die exactly - when I ran another letter through, I got part of a lower case "k" - so I snipped the two "legs" on the right and added a straight strip to make an arrow.

The "n" and the dot of the "i" are popped up on dimensionals.  The "n" so the library clip would fit and the dot so the "n" wouldn't be all alone.

ALSO - I sponged some Sahara Sand ink on the green dotted strip - the dots started off PURE white so I dirtied them with the ink to tone it down.


Kristi said...

I love it! I haven't done much scrapbooking lately and this layout really inspires me. Thanks!

Unknown said...

like your take on the sketch. The clip on the "n" really draws the eye to the title. So cute. Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays! xoxo

Estelle from Hernando, MS said...

Very good, Ellen. I'm not sure I would have been smart enough to peice together those colors and make it look that good. LOL But I do love to scrapbook.

Audrey Yeager said...

Love your title work and the background strips!!! Thanks for playing at ST!!!

Tomomi said...

OH!!Mini clip!!
It's so cute:)
Love your LO.
Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!!

corrie said...

so glad you played along because this is wonderful! i love how you used your scraps! that is always a fun thing to do.

Tessa Buys said...

Cool technique on the alphas. Great page :). Thanks for playing at Sketchy Thursdays!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeee this!! LOVING the title, the colors and that clip! Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)