Monday, 21 March 2011

Nuts About Sketches #153 - Tarptastic

Monday morning again. How does it come around so quickly? I'm not ready for this Monday to be here - it means that my week's holiday is over, and it is back to work for me this evening :( All good things come to an end, I know, and I am now looking forward to my week off in June....!!

Monday means it's time for another of Shawn's fabulous sketches over at Nuts About Sketches. This week is a 2 page sketch!

Tarptastic - I love making up words!!! These photos were taken one windy afternoon, when Mark got bored and decided that he would bodge tape the old blue tarpaulin in the garage into a huge bag, and see what would happen if he took it into the street...  Lots of chaos and fun, that's what. The bag filled up almost like a hot air balloon! At one point, poor Tom was lifted off his feet. But they all had fun. As did half the neighbourhood kids, who couldn't resist coming for a look as they passed the end of our cul-de-sac...

I used a kraft cardstock base, and added strips of Coredinations card, which I scored lines on using a Hougie Board and then sanded to add a pattern. I made little pin wheels using patterned paper, a punched flower and a brad. After I had finished, I felt that it needed something else, so I got out my swirly stamps and added a couple of flourishes, using white ink. I think I was trying to simulate the look of wind... A dash of rik rak and a few buttons finished it all off. And for once I didn't use strip journalling, although I was tempted...

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Coredinations
Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Jillibean Soup
Stamps: Autumn Leaves (Rhonna Farrer Swirls v2)
Chipboard letters: Scenic Route
Alphabet dies: Sizzlet Nouveau
Brads: Making Memories
Buttons and rik rak : from own stash

Please head across to the NAS blog, to see what the other DT girls have been creating this week, it's always inspiring!!




Steph said...

Totally agree with you about the Monday thing. Cute layout!

Connie said...

love the new word and the LO~ super cute!!

Mary Hamer said...

Love the title and color combo!

Elisa K said...

Way cute layout. I love the photos and your color combo... I think most of all I love your title.. hehe

Sandie said...

I really hate Mondays.
Love the created words too.

Linda Beeson said...

I can just tell how much fun that experience was!!! CUTE!