Friday, October 21, 2011

Layout #60 for Once Upon a Sketch


I hope you guys appreciate the agony I went through to bring you this layout! First I had this brainwave of an idea to use my new Spellbinders dies to make four mini photo frames. Sounds good in theory, but it involved cutting 16 pieces, then laying them out. Of course, they didn't want to lay flat, so I glued them down lightly (or so I thought) with school glue. After gluing down 12 or so, I realized they weren't going to come off without tearing the paper, so I ripped 'em all off and started over on the backside with no glue and just the hope that all these little bits would stay put long enough for me to Glimmer Mist the heck out of 'em! It worked well enough, I really like the result, but then Brenna decided to rip my background piece of beautiful Bo Bunny! Grrr!!! I didn't give her away, but I felt like it for a second there! Then there's the subject matter. Yes, that is my bare nekkid butt, posted here for all of Blogland to see. You see, when I was going through all my photos a while ago, I noticed not 1, not even 2 or 3, but 4 photos that Jason had snapped of me relieving myself in remote areas on our various travels. Why he thinks this is so hilarious is really beyond me! I mean, he's the one who drags me to these places without toilets in the first place, but whatever! It's pretty embarrassing and that is the prompt for Once Upon a Sketch, use this sketch:
and talk about an embarrassing moment (or 4!) Here's a close up of some accents and me in the snow:
When I showed Jason this layout, he said, "Wow, I didn't realize I'd taken so many pictures of you going to the bathroom!" (Yeah, wow!) And then he said it was a good page, one of his favorites. And it makes for a good lesson for the kids, so maybe the embarrassment is worth it?

Supplies: Bo Bunny, Cosmo Cricket, and Echo Park patterned paper, Close to My Heart and Coredinations cardstock, Spellbinders dies, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Creative Memories pen, and Close to My Heart ink

Anyhoo, it is late, but I promised I would post Ailis's new creation on my blog:

She used my Kraftin' Kimmie Andrea Acorn stamp and my Copics to make this fall scene. Oh, and the word bubble says, "Hi!" - it's just sideways so it's a bit hard to tell!
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18 comments:

  1. Hehe this is so funny Roxy - men eh!!! I love your LO. It was definitely worth all the hard work!

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  2. This is fabulous. I love your pics and their theme....hehe and the work you have put into this page is awesome. Thanks for joining in at OUAS.

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  3. Never before have I laughed soooo much at a blog post, so thanks for that Roxy!!! I can't believe Jason took those photos, but I REALLY can't believe you made a layout from them!!! Hilarious!!! The layout itself is lovely, gorgeous papers too ;)

    Hugs, Carole xxx

    p.s. Love Ailis' artwork too, she's a great colourer just like her Mum! x

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  4. OMG, I had a great laugh reading this today! What a guy!!! Great that you have a sense of humour and were able to document this story. Too cute!

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  5. well, your efforts were worth it! this looks great!
    Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

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  6. Wow! What a nice page! Love the look of it! Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

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  7. This is such a lovely page. Love the subject of your layout and really..what a laugh! LOL! Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS.

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  8. Hi Roxy - fantastic take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS

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  9. Hey Roxy, gave you a blog award...go see my Liebster post!

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  10. OMG, this is hilarious, thank you for sharing this candid subject with us at OUAS! Great job with the challenge!!!!

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  11. oh wow.. i would hide my camera in the future!! great take on the challenge!

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  12. Haha this is excellent! Well done!! love the photos and the journaling hee hee...Thanks for playing at Once Upon a Sketch :)

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  13. Heeeee! WOW! So brave of you to scrap these phots, but it IS such a funny story.... and I know my husband would do the exact same thing!
    Your frames look awesome - but sounds kinda complicated *LOL* Oh well, all's well that ends well. This looks fabulous :-)

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  14. OMG that IS friggin hilarious!! Great layout and I would have to say you are completely alone in having this topic created. Next time you go in the woods, TAKE YOUR CAMERA!!! LMBO!! Good on ya for creating this. I luv it!!!

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  15. What a fabulous layout!
    Thanks for playing along at OUAS!
    xxxx

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  16. HUSBANDS!!!! You are a good sport (: Fabulous layout, your little frames were worth all of the trouble (:
    Tell Ailis she did a beautiful job colouring Andrea Acorn!!! Her picture is gorgeous!! I really like the little leaves falling off of the tree.

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  17. He's a man ... 'nuff said!
    Love that you scrapped them though - that's scrappin' devotion!!!
    Not sure if the BoBunny paper is that polka dot one or not - if it is, kudos on not selling Brenna. I think I would have, that's gorgeous paper!

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