Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A few quick pages

After the couple of pages I shared recently, I was finding it pretty hard to get excited about my June Counterfeit Kit.  Number one, I've got a pile of new purchases bought in the EOFY stocktake sales, and Number two, I've had my eye on some of the new sketches Shimelle has posted recently, none of which match the photos I've chosen to go with my kit.

A short break from the kit is in order, don't you think?

I found some photos to go with this sketch:

I went with photos of Angus from when he was just starting Tae Kwondo.  I loved that the four quadrants of coloured paper meant I could represent all the colours of belts - yellow, green, blue and brown, with white and black also appearing on the page.

There are two things from my Counterfeit Kit on this page - wood veneer stars and white thickers.  I confess the title was inspired by the letters I had left on the sheet, that "o" being my last vowel!

I've been meaning for ages to incorporate their training cards onto a page somehow, and I've finally done it - using a circle cutter to cut the logo out of three cards, and using the back side "the 5 principles of Shi-Gan" as my "journalling"

Awesome! Now let's see if I can get back to that kit, perhaps?

 A Back-to-school page for Maddy from this year . . .

I added in the alphabet paper which is from Studio Calico "Classics".  The kraft butterflies were in the kit, and I die-cut some more in the maroon colour, and added buttons to make my dimensional butterflies.  Then washi tape flags, DIY dimensional dots, and done!

 Now it's Rohan's turn:

This page was using the blue cardstock I wasn't quite sure if it matched closely enough to use.  After a bit of misting and splattering I decided I was happy with it.  All the papers on the page are from the same sheet, which has borders on one side and that geometric pattern on the other.  I decided to make a feature of the numbers on two of the strips, and incorporate the direction of the chevron strip in my design also.

(Journalling still to come)

For some reason, I didn't print out enough photos to do this year's "back to school" pages for all the albums, so let's move on to extreme sports, shall we?
This page uses a bit of a fall-back of mine, three portrait photos lined up in the middle of the page.

This one doesn't have journalling yet, either . . . I need to do a bit of research on the details of the event first. At this stage, I don't plan to add any further embellishment beyond the splatters - but I reserve the right to change my mind!
And yes, another title inspired by my left-over thickers, because if you can't use a left over "X" when you're talking about extreme sports, when can you, really?

1 comment:

  1. Great use of the sketch. Love the 9th grade one with arrow pointing to 9. I pinned it.