Sunday, July 1, 2012

I AM Canadian - The Paper Mixing Bowl July 2012 Challenge

Well, it has been a month since my last post. I was hoping to get a lot more scrapping done - but I recently got a new job and have been so busy with it that it was hard to find time to scrap! But it is time for a new challenge at The Paper Mixing Bowl - so I had to find some time to get my DT Layout done - and I am so happy with this one! Here is the recipe card from The Paper Mixing Bowl for the July 2012 Recipe Challenge:
Since July 1st is Canada Day - I scrapped some photos of my son from last July 1st, which was his very first Canada Day! I've called the layout "I AM Canadian" - and for my fellow Canadians out there, you'll recognize the title as the slogan/logo from a Molson Canadian beer campaign from several years ago! Beer and Canada Day - wow, am I living up to a stereotype or what?
For this layout, I used papers from Fabscraps' gorgeous Classic and Shabby Chic collections for my layering, as well as as a woodgrain page by My Mind's Eye as the base page and photo mat. I followed the sketch fairly closely, but did lots of distressing of all the papers and added some extra embellishments. I also changed the journalling placement - and tucked a die-cut circular journalling card behind the photo mat - which simply states " William's first Canada Day - July 1, 2011".

I used polka-dot, stripe and floral patterned paper in my layering to fulfill the recipe requirement of contrasting paper patterns. I also used some of the polka-dot and stripe papers to create banners in the top-right and bottom-left corners of the layout, respectively. In honour of summer and to create a star shape element, I used another patterned paper from Fabscraps Classic collection to create pinwheels for the layout. I added tiny pinwheels to the polka-dot banner and created large, double-layered pinwheels for the embellishments in the lower-left corner. I also punched some maple leaves from the different sheets of paper to create the maple leaf confetti that I added around the photos.
I added a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Bird Adornment and a Recollections Birdhouse to the embellishment cluster to complete it.
I hope you'll pop over to The Paper Mixing Bowl Blog and check out the July 2012 Recipe Challenge!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!
Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: Fabscraps "Classic" Collection - Rhythm, Red Stripe, Black Bird; Fabscraps "Shabby Chic" Collection - Stone Flower, Fleur; My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline" Dolled Up "Living" Everyday Paper; Recollections Cardstock (Cream); Recollections Resin Embellishments (Birdhouse); Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornments (Bird); American Traditional Designs - Square Brads; Round Brads from Stash; White Twine from Stash; Memory Tape Runner XL; Glue Dots - Mini and Memory Book.


Adriana B said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this is awesome page. love the cute little house fab :)

MARILYN said...

Very cool details here...Beautiful work!

Kelly Codd Greatrex said...

Fabulous job as usual Sarah! I love it all but especially love the pinwheels.

Andrea Slee said...

Sarah this is just SO awesome!!! I LOVE the wood paper and all the distressing!!!Fabulous banner too!

Violent Kittie said...

I love those pinwheels! I can't wait until next month!

Frank Garcia said...

The pinwheels are amazing honey, and I love all the distressing, truly stunning work!

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous lsyout Sarah, love those pinwheels and your embellies nestled in among them, the Fabscraps paper is yummy!! Hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful Canada Day!!

Lisa said...

I love this!!!!! Awesome job!!!

Cathy Sanders said...

Absolutely LOVE your page Sarah... did you know that FabScraps is a South African company... so this page has special meaning for me... my hubby and family are from Canada and I'm South African.... so this is the perfect way to join these two.

I love how you did the layering... I really want to learn how to do this more on my pages too.

Ann Jobes said...

I left you a comment in the gallery at TSF, but I had to come here and check out the details and visit your blog. I love how you worked those papers into a patriotic layout, and the texture and dimension you created are stellar!
- Ann Jobes