A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Time To Be Unscripted

Happy Saturday Yall! I hope you are enjoying a beautiful weekend. Today is Saturday and that means that my first DT project at Unscripted Sketches debuts. Yay! I really love this blog! It is so much fun!! Each Saturday a new sketch is posted for 'Sketch It Saturdays'. I just adore sketches! They are so helpful when it comes time to create. They give me a jumping off point and I love that!!! So please do come on over and join us for this fun challenge:


Here is the layout I created for this week. These are some of Carter's Easter portraits from last year (2008). I used the following Cricut carts on this one:
1. Cuttin Up for the lettering
2. Home Accents for my leaves
In the center, I wanted to create a dimensional effect. So I took a scalloped circle piece of paper and cut out the center. I then did a spin on the 'exploding box' technique to curl up the edges. You will be able to tell more about those curled up edges in the close up photos. I then inked up the curled edges in moss green. I used the moss green to highlight the edges of the photos, leaves, scalloped circle, and the 12x12 patterned bunny paper. I added some ribbon around the circle and then put a decorative stitch over that. I used Prima flowers and a button on top of my leaves. I had a lot of fun creating this layout. It was time consuming, about 4 hours worth of work, but I enjoyed myself. I love these pix of Carter. It was the last year he would be wearing the cute little outfits that the little one's wear. He is a big boy now and dresses more like his Daddy, but I sure enjoyed those years. My husband hates the little outfit. Go figure, but I, and I'm sure many other women, know how adorable he looked! Oh and a funny little story for yall to go with these pictures. During this portrait session, he posed with real bunnies and chicks. As you can tell in the top photo, it looks like the little yellow chick is going for a dive. If you guessed that, you would of been right!!! Carter picked it up and said 'Fwy, Duck' ("Fly, Duck")!!!! The photographer managed to get the shot right before he tossed it. That child! I swear, he cracks me up!!!!

Can you see the curled edges?

If you would like to know how to create this 'exploding' technique for yourself, you can visit here. This is one of my good friend's, Cristal, blog. She creates this with a heart, but it can be done with any shape you would like:
I promise it is so easy and so fun! It really will give you some great dimension!!
As always, I thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!
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Liz said...

Aymee I'm gonna write to the networks and tell them to come up with a reality series Who is the next Scrapbooking Star and then I will be your manager =-) You will definetly win this...!!!!

Steph said...

Absolutely beautiful, as always! I'm SO happy that you're on our DT!! I hope you're enjoying the time with your mom! *hugs*

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Aymee, what a beaautiful page! I love looking at all of the details of your layouts. (Like the curled edges. LOL) You're right, I might have missed them as I was busy marveling at your stitched ribbon. Adorable story about the ducky and the outfit is so sweet! xxD

Marie said...

Wow! I repeat...wow! What an incredible layout. I'm so glad that I discoverd Unscrpted Sketches via Sarah's Papertrey!
Marie with a :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow!! That's all I can say. At first look you want to touch this. I love all of the 3D elements that just pop out of this. Way to go on your first DT sketch!

BrnEyedGal said...

Just adorable as usual...I just love to see all of your completed projects!!! :)

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is such a gorgeous layout...the fine detail is stunning!

itsabrt said...

Amy this is by far one of the most beautiful layout I've seen ever, I am going to learn so much from you and that is awesome! BR-T

Sarah said...

Aymee...firstly those pics are just darling! Secondly this LO is just outstanding. It shows every minute of time you put into it. I would have been tickled to bits to have made something like this. Gorgeous.

Kray said...

Beautiful layout.
Yes, Carter's time in little boy outfits are coming to an end. But, boy oh boy, he looks very cute in it.

Carol said...

I like that "exploding' circle!

April Hall said...

Beautiful work Aymee!!!!!