Wednesday, February 17, 2016

LOAD216 Day 17

Wednesday's prompts are culture and today it is museum.

Would you know it, I used my museum picture yesterday. So today I went rouge.  For  LO 1 I used this sketch  from Scrap Much? It is a Sketch-y Friday Challenge with B-team.

Here is my take. I kept very close to the sketch, I wanted to be quick today (ha ha that seems to be impossible with me). I struggled as to where to put the journaling. I could have tucked it again (I think I do that a lot) but I had everything sewed or stuck on real good when I got to the journaling point. I typed  a sentence or two on strips and shopped them around. Everywhere I laid them it took away from the diagonal line so I stuck them on the diagonal strips. Win win.

Supply list:
Dear Lizzy-2 documentary papers, Amy Tan- The sweet life, Amy Tan- Stitched, Amy Tan Thicker words-Twins, Tim Holtz Distress ink Firebrick, Tim Holz burlap stencil, Ellie's Studio- Cienna Happy Moments vellum, Heidi Swapp washi book, HS color shine Black velvet and pink.

For LO 2, again off prompt, I found this picture of my brother's family at the top of my Dropbox folder. It has been there since 2012.


I knew the title as soon as I printed the picture and laid eyes on my nephew. I had a design in my head that I was going for but that "Happy" was too yummy not to use. But it is big, very gold, very glittery and that changed everything. Now it could not be a small title, it needed other big words to look right.  I am happy with the title. 

To spread the glitterly gold around the LO I sewed sequins in a strip for about 25 minutes, those things are crazy jumpy - ugh. But it was perfect for glittery effect! The Foam Glittery heart at the bottom completes the triangle and that triangle frames the picture.

I am not sure I am done with it yet, I am leaving it like you see it for now but I am leaving it on my scrap-desk to make sure.

Source list: Papers-   BG Hey Boy wood grain, BG  Pink 2014, MME Necessities Metallic Stripes vellum, MME follow your heart, Bee amazed 2012, HS Hello Today 2014, Fonts- Thickers pink Jewelry Box, Thickers Story words, OA Daily Flash deep sea Shop front and Mini Alpha
Other-Target Sugar Paper washi tape,  Shimelle roller date stamp.


  1. What a fabulous page, Melinda! I love the way you added the journaling!
    Thanks for joining us at ScrapMuch?! :o)

  2. This is amazing love that you stuck to one pattern for the stripes!, Thanks for joining in at ScraoMucj?!

  3. What a great layout!! So glad you could join in the fun over at ScrapMuch?!

  4. Fabulous the stitching and the journalling strips are perfectly placed! Thanks for playing along with ScrapMuch?!

  5. Fabulous layout!!.. Loving the background inking.. just fabulous!! Great take on the sketch and thank you for playing along with us at Scrapmuch?!

  6. Fabulous is the word Melissa!! I think your journaling are perfect there on the stripes!! Love the stiching too!!

  7. great take on the sketch and I love the photos! Thanks for playing along with us at ScrapMuch?! - DT Jen

  8. Fab page and take on the sketch - love the stitching
    Thank you for joining us at ScrapMuch?

  9. Fantastic layouts! I love how you tucked your journaling into the strips! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?