Friday, March 15, 2013

Hello Summer--Scrap You Story Challenge #3

I am so excited that I was chosen as a guest designer for the Scrap Your Story Challenge Blog for week #3. If you haven't checked them out yet you really should. Each week you will receive a new challenge to jump start you creativity. Another truly awesome thing about Scrap Your Story is that with each challenge you complete and upload to their blog you have the chance of being picked to receive a prize pack!! I know...Right! I have always found that a challenge really gets my "mojo a flowin' ". So this is week 3 and the challenge is to create a layout using this sketch created by Christy Skinner the founder of Scrap Your Story.

I draw doodle sketches when I have an idea that I can't seem to translate to the page. But, When it comes to  working from another persons sketch I always have trouble getting started. When Christy sent me this sketch I knew immediately what pictures I wanted to put with it. I have been going through and scrapping my childhood pictures and this just looked "Summer" to me. I have had these two photos pulled and put together intent on using them on a page together for months. I wanted to use this paper from Crate Papers Acorn Avenue collection. It seemed to fit the photos well

The top picture is of my mom, brother and me riding the trolley @ Myrtle Beach, SC. 
The first thing that really spoke to me on the layout was the banners so I decided to start with that. I placed the photos in the same position as the sketch and layered the first banner. Once I had that in there I decided to run with the banners theme.  

I carried the banner theme down to the bottom of the page. I had just received some of the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Tags and the Awesome was just to Awesome to not use it.

 The only big change I really made to the sketch was moving the title. I kept the band running through the center and found that it was a good place to let the title rest. I tore a long strip of silver washi tape in half and layered it on top of the border strip.

I have started journaling on vellum and then putting it on my layout. I really don't journal as much as I should because I am so scared I will make a mistake on the pattern paper and ruin all the hard work I have done.

This is a close up of the banners at the top. The banners felt like they needed to be softened up a bit so I layered some vellum on top of them. I have been using a lot of plain vellum on my layouts lately. 

For the top left corner I stamped a Dear Lizzy Stamp that has the definition of summer on a piece guessed it...Vellum and layered that with some silver Washi tape that given to me a while back. The kraft banner at the top says "Life is what you make it". So True. 

The final thing I did was add a couple of loose rhinestones bling to the page at a few spots to draw a little more attention to those areas. S

So there you have it. Hello Summer for the Scrap Your Story Challenge Blog. Take the sketch and play along. Me and the girls over there would love to see what you come up with. 

~Ashley Crafty~


  1. I love your take on the sketch and the little embellishments around the page.

  2. isn't vellum so great?! haha cute layout and GREAT uses of vellum :)

  3. Lovely layout the banners and vellum are awesome :)

  4. Very nice layout. Love how you incorporated the banners in the layers.

  5. Ashley, love the layout. Banners are fabulous. You rocked this sketch... just joined your blog too... fab reveal.


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~Ashley Crafty~