In an effort to find my long lost creative mojo, I took advantage of some of the fun challenges posted around the scrapping world for iNSD (International Scrapbooking Day) a few weekends ago. I was drawn to a sketch posted here by Studio Calico.
Since I needed to dust off not only my paper crafting skills, but my digital skills as well, I decided to interpret the sketch both digitally and traditionally, primarily using Studio Calico products and kits. I eased my way in, creating my digital layout first. I wanted that safety net of CMD+Z (undo) before I dove into paper and glue. Here's what I came up with:
NIGHT GAME | This layout tells the story of a rare Spring Training night game, which Nate and I attended with his sister and her family. I created this layout primarily using the PNG files from the Studio Calico Atlantic Printables. I added a few odds and ends from other SC Printables and added paper from Paislee Press and Echo Park. As you can see, I didn't stray far from the original sketch. I liked it, so I went with it. It's a simple layout, but I'm still happy with the results.
PUPPY LOVE | This layout highlights favorite photo of Shawna and me. I was attempting to take a self-portrait of us and, as I told her to look at the camera, she instead turned and gave me kisses. It was so unexpected, that I actually captured a candid moment, instead of the posed shot I was trying for. Love it when things work out that way!
Along with using the sketch, I also decided to take part in the button challenge and use up some of my beloved button collection. I created the layout using leftover pieces of the SC Neverland kits, along with a few other items from past kits. I added some of the leftover pieces I had from past printables. I added in some gold and white Mr. Huey's and some stars and a title cut from gold "Pow" paper and I was done. I love the pallet on this one and the touch of whimsy the gold mist and stars add.
It was refreshing to complete both a digital layout AND a traditional layout. It's been so long since I attempted either! Thanks for stopping by :)