Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Layout #31 - ARTastic and Sketches in Thyme




Just thought I'd try and squeeze one more post in before I head to bed. Don't hate me because I love this page! (Remember those commercials? I don't know if they were for Cover Girl or a hair product or what, I just remember the model throwing her hair back and saying, "Don't hate me 'cause I'm beautiful!") Nolan took this pic of me a couple of weeks ago, and I thought it was pretty cute, plus I've wanted to do a "Mamarazzi" page for a while now, so it was the perfect shot. I looooooved this sketch from Sketches in Thyme:
so I followed it pretty closely and incorporated this month's ARTastic challenge: a picture of yourself, use shade of red/maroon, and include a hat. Well, a crown is worn on the head, so it is technically a hat, right? I used many crowns on this layout, even misted crowns that you can't really see that well, and a crown button. Those red buttons are truly vintage. Yep, I remember the jumpsuit my mom wore that came with those buttons. (You heard me, jumpsuit! Form your own opinion on that one!) I also used my new fave technique (see previous post) to blingify the edges of my cardstock. Anyway, I won't go into all the details of what I've done on this page (snore!) because there's a lot going on, but I think the monochromatic thing keeps it from being too far out there. (Am I even making any sense? My contacts are sticking to my eyeballs, must be time for bed.) Hope you like it!

Supplies: unknown cardstock, silk flowers, and buttons, CTMH cardstock, Picture Perfect stamp set, patterned paper (Sweet Home Level 2), gems, black and garnet ink, and clear detail embossing powder, Tim Holtz Grungeboard, Distress Ink, and Perfect Pearls, Hero Arts stamps set, Autumn Leaves stamp set, Colorbox, Versamark and Staz-on ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Screens, 7 Gypsies brads, Prima flowers, Creative Memories and Top Line Creations letter stickers, Sakura pen
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17 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!! What a gorgeous layout Rox!!! I love you with the crown (: I see you used your grungeboard star (: I think I might just have to lift this idea from you when I get back to the real world and maybe possibly have some time to scrap! I hope you are having a fabulous summer!! Hugs!

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  2. Wow!!! What a FAB layout Roxy, love the colour scheme and the busyness of the page, and the bling and everything!!!

    Glad you're back!

    Hugs, Carole xxx

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  3. Hi Roxy!
    I think most definately a crown counts (great idea) I love your title, bling and journaling. Great sketch you used too. Fantastic entry for the challenge :)
    Cheers
    Shazza

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  4. Great take on the sketch. Love the colors ans film strips.
    Thanks for playing with us on Sketches in Thyme. Visit back next week for another fabulous challenge!
    xoxo

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  5. Great page Roxy, really like your take on the sketch and made it your own. The film strips are a great idea to use.

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  6. Wow I love this page and how you used the sketch to create a beautiful page for the ARTastic challenge this month. Great job Roxy. Love the title!
    Michelle :) xx

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  7. Love this LO, Mamarazzi!!! I'm lovin' the film strips and your fabulous crown! Thanks for playing along at ARTastic!
    Hugs, RobinJ

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  8. Absolutely fabulous! I adore your photo & that golden crown, as well as your white journaling...that title is a crack up! Thank you for playing along with us at ARTastic!

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  9. WOW this is totally awesome...!!! You nailed the challenge ...love your photo too... Gorgeous layout... thanks for playing along with US over at ARTastic... hugs...xoxo

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  10. wow im loving this, you did this challenge so well, thanks for playing at artastic

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  11. This is awesome - loving all the little touches - thanks for playing along at ARTastic.

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  12. Ha, ha! Mamarazzi! Classic!
    I met up with a girlfriend yesterday who I haven't seen in over a year (she lives in TO) and we were both doing the mamarazzi thing with our matching cameras!! So funny. Now I'm inspired to do a layout of it. Awesome job, thanks for the idea!

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  13. Oh Roxy, I love love the title Mamarazzi - just perfect, and I love the crown, you would be so much fun to hang out with, I love the tim holtz??? film strips across the layout, very clever, boy this rocks. Stunning layout my friend.....Melxx

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  14. love this!!! thanks for playing along at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany

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  15. This is cool!!! I love how you used the text stamp! It's awesome! Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme ;) Hope you had a good time at hockey camp today!

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  16. Wonderful take on the sketch!! I love what you did!!

    Thanks for playing at Sketches in Thyme and I hope you come play again!!

    Erin R.

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  17. Great job incorporating the challenges! Fun page!

    ~ Doreen
    "Sketches In Thyme" DT Member

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