Friday, September 28, 2012

Scrap the Boys Septemer - Big Tonka Trucks!

Good Afternoon,
What a great Friday afternoon it is. Here in Winnipeg, MB, Canada the weather is beautiful (23 degrees Celsius) and sunny. The fall leaves are at their best, reds, yellows, and oranges everywhere! This evening I am going to dig in my yard and plant bulbs for spring blooming - tulips, giant alliums, and hyacinths.

Today I am pleased to show you this scrapbook page of Mitch with his big Tonka trucks. He loved them. In the photos he is working in his grandparents garden. They would just let him dig and drive anywhere.

I made this page using the sketch from Scrap the Boys Blog for their September page contest. How fun and messy is this? I am going to join in and enter my page over there. 
And here is my interpretation!

I used a chicken wire mask and sprayed on some black and yellow shimmer inks. I took a large paint brush to spread around the bright yellow colour. Then, this was the best part, I took a toy truck tire from one of Mitch's old trucks ran it in black ink and drove it across the page!
 I had to add some nice Prima flowers (it is a compulsion). The 'Tonka' title is made from cork letters that I drove over with yellow paint.

Of course, I found some brads, buttons, and wooden gears to stick on.
This one was a real fun to create!

Take care all,

Thursday, September 20, 2012

J-hop with Scrap365 Sketch365 September Challenge

Good Day All!
Today I am showing you a scrapbook page that, I think, perfectly depicts my son and his love/obsession with BMX biking. All winter he waits and waits to get his bike out and take to the streets, curbs, skate parks, wherever!

These photos I shot of Mitch doing J-hops in our driveway and on our front street. I love the look of focus on his face!

The layout is based on a great sketch I found at Scrap365 and their Sketch 365 Contest blog. I love, LOVE, LOVE their magazine. There designers and contributors are fantastic. I will link this up for the September Sketch Challenge just for fun!

Now, besides loving his BMX, he also loves his skateboard shoes. He goes through at least one pair every summer. Every pair is differently coloured and super trendy - according to Mitch and West 49 where he purchases them. The ones here are purple.

One pair of shoes he got where called 'Grenades' and they came in this fabulous box with a grenade punch out on the lid and cool printed tissue paper inside. Of course I kept it! And used the grenade punch out and pieces of the box and tissue on the page. How fun!

The 3 pictures on the side are the 'action' shots of him going down the driveway. I printed them on photo paper and torn the right edge of all of them to add to the grunge look.

I also cut out a tire tread from a card stock page and used that as a mask at the bottom of the page. I mixed gesso with brown and grey acrylic paint.

I put on cardboard cuttings from the box, flowers and metal findings and painted them all a dark olive green. The monochromatic background of the page really makes his red bike pop out of the page.

I used a chicken wire mask for the first layer. Then the grenade mask. Here I used some glimmer glam to make the colours have a shine. Then I took a black sharpie marker and put in some detail.

Well I'll sign off now and see you in a few days!
Keep crafting!