Hello! Today I have a layout to share that I created for our first week reveal over at Lets Get Sketchy! The awesome sketch is by our leader Brenshevia, and I made this one with my February Hip Kit (its actually the first layout I've made with this kit).
I've decided this month to make a real effort to scrapbook more boy layouts, particularly about Sam, because last month pretty much every layout was about my girls! This photo is of Sam at Millbrook Resort playground jumping on the trampoline at the park which is dug into the ground. This means its easy for smaller kids to get on and off. I thought this photo of Sam jumping was perfect for the woodgrain design of the background paper, as it appears he is jumping over the growth rings of the log!
I added lots of stitching details, and I LOVE the My Minds Eye rubons that are in the kit. I really struggled with this layout when I started, I think because the sketch is very minimal, but then I found my flow once I started to place embellishments.
I was inspired by Ashley Horton (check out her blog here), an amazingly talented and lovely scrapbooker (who also used to design for LGS) for the placement of the triangles on my layout. Ashley had made a layout with this background paper for the Hip Kit Design Team, and placed the My Minds Eye pieces along the line of the circles of the rings. I'm still struggling with machine stitching in a circle!
The black elements, such as this die cut paperclip, and my back India ink really pop on the woodgrain!
And here is the sketch:
I'd love to see you play along!
Have an awesome week :)