Friday, February 10, 2012

The Sun is Gonna Shine Above

Happy Friday! I got another layout done - playing along again with CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration (Case File #5) and Once Upon a Sketch (February 1st). I made this layout for my husband - it is his 40th birthday this weekend and the picture I've used is from my son's first birthday party. If you look closely, you'll see that I included a "1" sticker and a "40" sticker in the top and bottom borders of the picture to commemorate both special birthdays.
Once Upon a Sketch - February 1, 2012
I love the base page from the Bo Bunny Welcome Home collection with the "blueprint" graphic. It brought in the greens from the CSI colour palette and adds to the 'masculine' style I was trying to achieve with the overall layout. I brought in the cream, red, and eggplant colours in the photo matting and the die-cut cardstock gear. I sanded the edges of all the papers and really like how it turned out - especially around the very edge of the layout - where it helps bring attention to the journalling.

My "evidence" for this layout includes the die cut gear, which I cut from Core'dinations paper using my silhouette and sanded to get the distressed effect, as well as the pieced-together borders at the top and bottom of the pictures, which I made using cardstock stickers from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Salvalge Stickers (Lost & Found). I also tried to incorporate some leaves by using a leafy-patterned paper in my photo-matting, but once all the layers were on and the distressing was finished, the leafy pattern became to obscured to really be visible. My "testimony" is the journalling around the edge of the page. There is a challenge this week at the Scrapbooker's Paradise Blog to use a song/song lyrics in your layout, so I'm playing along with that challenge.  I used some of the lyrics from Anne Murray's Danny's Song, which both my husband and I love. I altered the lyrics slightly and left a line out of the journalling intentionally so I could use it as the layout title. 
People smile and tell me I'm the lucky one, and we've just begun - I think we're gonna raise a son. He will be like you and me, as free as a dove; conceived in love - The Sun is Gonna Shine Above. And even though we ain't got money, I'm so in love with you honey, everything will bring a chain of love. And in the morning when I rise, you bring a tear of joy to my eyes and tell me everything is gonna be alright.
I used parts of a Maya Road Coaster Album for the chipboard gears on the layout. I inked the chipboard pieces with Colorbox Pigment Brush Pads (Chianti, Moss Green and Peony) and then stamped/heat-embossed the black flourishes. I added some metal gears and the measuring tape and number sticker borders to complete the embellishments. 

Thanks so much for your visit!

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny Welcome Home Key; Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Rainforest and Botanica; Core'dinations Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection - Fired Brick, Victorian Velvet and Shabby Shutters; Tim Holtz Ideaology -  Salvage Stickers (Lost & Found) and Sprocket Gears; Maya Road Gear Coaster Album; Colorbox Pigment Pads - Chianti, Moss Green and Peony; Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink and Distress Ink in Black Soot; Ranger Superfine Detail Embossing Powder; Scrappy Cat Flourish Stamps; Kaisercraft Tiny Alpha Stickers; Zig Memory System Writer; Memory Tape Runner XL; Keepsakes Memories 3D foam adhesives; Aleene's Original Tacky Glue; Tim Holtz Ideaology Sander; Silhouette Cutting Machine.


Channa said...

Hi sarah, Such a perfect take for the sketch, lovely colors and great picture. thanks for joining us at OUAS, channa

Eleni Gratsia said...

Absolutely beautiful ... and Happy 40th for your hubby! Thanks for playing with us at OUAS!

fairyrocks said...

Beautiful Layout. Thank You for Playing in Paradise this week.

Αlex... said...

Just beautiful!!!Thank you for joining us at OUAS.;)

EFI said...

Your layout is great!! Thank you so much for playing with us at OUAS!

eudokia said...

amazing page!!!thank you for joining us at ouas!

Kelly Codd Greatrex said...

Oh Sarah, I love everything about this! It's stunning and I hope your hubby loved it too ;)

onecraftymama said...

Oh, I haven't heard that song in forever! Love it :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Such a lovely page! :)