Friday, July 12, 2013

July CKC Challenge #2

I love a good sketch. It helps the creativity flow...and I like to go with the flow! This week we had an Awesome sketch from Deconstructing Jen. Head on over and check her out! (Do it now..I'll Wait-hehe) Now this site normally does cards and so when I headed over to look at the sketch I was a little worried about how I was going to translate this awesome design to a full 12x12 page.

This is the sketch:
Deconstructing Jen  
The first thing I thought of when I saw this sketch was a sunburst. They are very popular right now and I have never tried one. So I thought with this the month of many firsts why not! I will have a tutorial up later this weekend about how to make the mask I used for this page. 

So using nothing but my Counterfeit Kit Challenge  Kit for July "Summer Sky"  this is the page I came up with for my brother and his childhood love of Giant Jawbreakers! 

Sorry for the fuzzy pictures!!
The title is a play off of James and the Giant Peach. Those striped Thickers are so large that I decided to use them as a focal point and to ground the layout! 

The journaling says " I don't think he ever finished one of those things but man did he love them. Every time we went to the mall it was Giant Jawbreakers and Gummy Sharks" 

What I did to create this layout was to lay down my homemade mask and start splattering...I even splattered my entertainment center a bit! When I pulled up the mask I noticed that the rays really didn't stand out like I thought they would so I used some of the embroidery floss that was in my kit to outline every other ray. And then from there it was just a matter of layering it one. I added a bit of the floss curled up and poking out from behind the photo because I thought that I should pull the black lines from the rays to the photo! 

Have you guys ever made your own masks? If so, Did it turn out the way you wanted it to? 

I can't wait to see what you guys come up with for this challenge. Upload it to the July Mr. Linky here so that I can stop by a take a peek! 

Until Next Time "Stay Crafty, My Friends" 
Ashley Crafty


  1. OOO I LOVE IT!!! I had a bit of a challenge taking this one to a 12x12 as well. But I love how it turned out.

    This story cracks me up. So cute!! And this page is simply terrific!!!

    Have a Super day ~~ dawn

  2. Hi Ashely It's Renee from 2peas. Meleah and I haven't received our swap items yet. Would you please stop by the thread and post the tracking number please? Sorry it has been a while and I haven't seen you online.

  3. Great title - that is certainly one HUGE sweet! Fab page

  4. great interpretation of the sketch, like the way you did the background


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