Monday, January 28, 2013

He shoots! He scores!


Hi friends and fellow crafters! This week Provo Craft is once again offering a sneak peek at their new Cartridge, Extreme Fonts, in the Cricut Craft Room. They are still running their contest, so I decided to enter another project. I have been saving photos in a folder that I wanted to scrapbook and when I saw the font, I immediately thought that it was a great font for a sports page. I pulled out these cute pictures of my son and hubby shooting baskets in the driveway from a few years ago and went to work. All the materials are from my stash!

I don't know about you, but for some reason, what I start out to create, hardly ever is the actual finished product.

Here was the start of the layout.

It was a just a little too busy and I felt my photos were getting lost. So I decided to keep it simple. I also changed the colors and size of the letters.

Here are the letter colors before. They were nice, but were going to get lost with the pictures.

So here are the new letters. I really do like this font!

I used the same card stock on the title letters and the basketballs to tie the page elements together. I used Ranger Glossy Accents on the inside of the letters and Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the top layer to add some depth to the letters.

I cut the basketball teen on page 55 of the Paper Dolls Teen Scene Cartridge at 6.5 inches. I decided against using the basketball jersey so that I could create the clothes to resemble what my son has on.  I used copics to color his skin and to add some dimension to his clothes and sneakers. I also used a gel pen to add a design to his sneakers. I inked his hair with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. He almost has the same hairstyle as my son! I love this cartridge!

I cut extra basketballs at different sizes to use as embellishments for the page. I used Tim Holtz Core'dinations Card stock for the basketballs and inked the edges with Vintage Photo. My 1st plan was to use was the basketballs as a corner embellishment.

I liked it, but the pictures have lots of movement and  I wanted to convey the movement with the basketball embellishments.  So I moved the balls around the page and the teen boy to the side. For the final touch, I added journaling. I haven't made many layouts recently, so this was fun. The font was perfect and my little Cricut mini cut the letters like butter.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Happy Crafting!
What I used:
Cricut Craft Room, Cricut Mini
Extreme Fonts, Paper Dolls Teen Scene
Papers: Pink Paislee Declaration Block Party, Tim Holtz Distress Core'dinations Card stock and Recollections Card stock in Black, White and Blue.
Other Materials: Copic Markers, Distress Ink-Vintage Photo, Ranger Glossy Accents.


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