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!


  1. Stunning layout! Just love that texture and all the details. Truly fabulous!

  2. Hi Morag, What a thrill to have your visit to my blog and your nice compliments! I just love the Scrap 365 Magazine and hope to play along with Sketch 365 contest again soon.

  3. I am just loving this layout. Its so boy and yet there are flowers too. I love the grunge rough look and it has helped to inspire me to create something similar for my sons ice hockey. Not sure what I will do you yet, but now I have some great ideas to bounce off of. Thank you so much.

    1. Thanks Karen, I just love scrapbooking for my son, AND I love flowers and frills. I asked Mitch if he minded that I put all of this stuff on his pages and he said that it fine with him! Besides, when he looks at them it reminds him of his Mom! I would love to see your take using the ice hockey theme! Wanda