Monday, September 5, 2011

Graphicat Sketch Challenge!!

Good Morning Bloggers!!  I hope you are all having a better long weekend than I am. Apparently I have a problem driving my van, because I backed it into a tree and smashed out the back window, dented the frame and took out my rear light! And of course it’s on a long weekend, so I can’t even phone a body shop until Tuesday to make an appointment to fix it!  I’ll be able to laugh about it soon, but right now it’s still just annoying me ;)
Well, enough about that, it’s time for another sketch challenge from Graphicat Sketches! Now normally we would be showing you another fabulous sketch that Cheri has created, but she’s soooo busy getting all her awesome stamps made into rubber and getting her new website up and running that she hasn’t had time to, so this month it’s ANYTHING GOES!! So, as long as you use a sketch for your creation, you can link it up HERE by the end of the month for a chance to win some of her fab digis!!
For this layout I used a sketch from The Scrappiest:
and here’s what I did with it:
The sentiment is from Graphicat Designs, and I just love it!! The first time I saw this I knew I wanted to use it to make a layout of my middle son, Caleb. Not at all because he’s evil, he’s actually a very sweet boy, but he is a bit of a challenge, because he does things like opening a can of tuna on my carpet, or getting his head stuck in our door because he tried to escape when we had the chain latched (so he couldn’t just run outside whenever he pleased). He actually squirmed his whole body outside, but got his head stuck. I came to see what was wrong when he started crying and found him like that. So I had to kinda twist his body a bit and try to get his body inside again, because I couldn’t close the door to unlatch the chain! lol  Like I said, he’s a challenge. :) And he’s also got the best “stink eye” I’ve ever seen. That’s why I knew that this sentiment would be perfect for this picture of him!
I used smootch to colour the “half evil” on the sentiment and I painted the edge of a glass to “stamp” the rings on the layout. One thing I found was that smearing distress stain over the embossed gears gave it kind of a wood grain look. I kinda like it :)
I also wanted to make sure that when he gets older and sees this layout that he knows that it was all in fun, so I added some sappy journaling to it as well to redeem myself for the sassy sentiment! lol
Well, there you have it! I hope you play along with us this month. And stay tuned, there will be some fantastic things coming up closer to the end of the month with Graphicat Designs!! Trust me, it’ll be worth the wait!!


Tanya S said...

Very adorable.Love it!! That is one heck of a look!LOL

Roxy said...

You are HILARIOUS, love this page, he sounds like a real character!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Couldnt be any cuter... love this fun and fabulous layout Sarah... hugs...xoxo

ms.espresso said...

Oh wow, you weren't kidding when you said you had the perfect photo for that sentiment LOL- fab layout girl! I especially love the embossed bits :)

Anonymous said...

LOL he is going to love that layout when he gets older!! Love it Sara. Your layouts are amazing!!

Anonymous said...

OMG! That sentiment is perfect for that picture! I laughed so hard! That's friggin awesome!