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!!

TTFN


xxxx

6 comments:

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!