Friday, 9 May 2014

Boy + Bike = Happy!

Hi Everyone,

I'm still catching up on the fun challenges from the Wonderful World of Color event on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog last weekend - it really was a feast of ideas and inspiration and loads of prizes to be won as well. Challenge #2 by Jemma challenged was to use black/white/grey and shades of just one colour to create a project.

I decided to combine this with a sketch by Marsha Valk for the Scrap365 May challenge (quick quick you still have time, there's a fanTAStic Prima Prize to be won) ...


I rotated the sketch clockwise by 90 degrees ...


The photo shows my eldest son with his beloved bike back in the 1980's. I've framed my grey background with red cardstock, then added shades of red with washi tape, a diecut shape and travel-themed stickers by Papermania. The chalkboard-style piece from the MME Chalk Studio 2 collection makes a striking focal point and some splatters of Mister Huey in red and white create a diagonal line across the page to add some fun and movement to the layout. The white words you can see top left and bottom right are Simple Stories DIY clear stickers.

Then I decided to make another page about the same day in 1988 ...


All the pp are from the Crate Paper DIY Shop collection. This time I've used a neutral woodgrain pp, but the only splash of colour (apart from the photo) is red. I used an eclectic assortment of alphas to create a long title running down the length of the page. As for the previous page, I used a piece cut from a sheet of pp from the MME Chalk Studio 2 collection to create a focal point and built my title around it. The rest of the title is made up of an eclectic assortment of alphas. I liked the idea of turning the "e"s so they would resemble revolving wheels.

You still have a couple of days to enter the Scrap365 May challenge for the chance to win that fabulous Prima prize, and you have until the 16th May to link up to the Counterfeit Kit challenge. Go for it!!!

Thanks for coming over, see you again soon

Annie :o)xxx

9 comments:

Helen RockabillyGirl Parkar said...

I really love your layouts. The colours are fabulous. I am a fan of paperclips and washing tape and the Papermania travel stuff. The Enjoy the Ride is stunning. I shall have to take a peek at those! The turning wheels idea is inspired!

Editor, Scrap365 said...

Fabulous job Annie!! Love the colour scheme (oh how I miss the CKC challenges!) and the 'twist'. Thanks so much for joining us at Scrap365, Ali x

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love your vintage 80's photos! Awesome job getting them scrapped! So fun!

Terhi Koskinen - Tellimaria said...

I absolutely love your take on our sketch! Colors are great, love that grey :) Thanks for sharing with us at Scrap365, hope you'll be back again!!!

Jennifer Grace said...

These both look great but I LOVE the new bike page, especially how you used the big 'enjoy the ride' journal card, and the neutrals + red make it look so classic. Thanks so much for joining in the Scrap365 sketch challenge Annie! x

Jimjams said...

Lovely pages Annie - great to go back and scrap them when they were little. Love your take on my B&W&1colour challenge - very retro feel to it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the first one especially
Great colors.
Rinda

Lisa-Jane said...

These are fab Annie! I especially love that first one - I wasn't inspired by the sketch but I was inspired by your version of it.

Shawna S. said...

These are both awesome! Thew New Bike layout is just fab with the colors and the white and red dots and the big chalky card. Gorgeous! PS. I nominated you for a Liebster award. No pressure to participate I just wanted to share your blog because you are one heck of a crafty lady! xoxo
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