Tuesday, September 20, 2011

ScrapFit and Sketchy Thursdays Duo Page

What fun! Star burst pattern sketch and two good challenge blogs teaming up. You can read about it here and here! Which of course means DOUBLE prizes! Oh yeah!

 Now, I like a good star burst pattern but alas, don't have any more paper in my stash just yet. So, I opted to make my own. Since I liked the sketch so much, I printed it out twice and opted to use it like a puzzle. Well, the bigger pieces. You can see once I got down to the smaller pieces I conveniently opted to let the photo boarder at the bottom take over. The adhesive and I were having a war too.

So, I printed this on my 12 by 12 printer TWICE. Once so I had pieces to cut out and copy and the second time so I could cheat and glue them down on!

Here is an example of what I mean...

For ease of coordination, I also grabbed two double sided sheets of paper from my stash that I have been dying to use. They are beautiful, with glossy raised accents and about camping. I can't believe I haven't used them already for something.

Now, if you are into paper conservation, this project is not for you. You cut weird shapes out of it leaving Swiss cheese paper! But the finished product is so much fun!

Here are some of the details. The page needed to be about friends. My parents have the coolest friendship ever. Now, the days when they wear matching jackets ARE a bit much...but......I thought I'd document that and use a photo we took on Lake Placid for Christmas cards.

Here are a few more details. I scanned this page in last night and saved the detail photo taking for daylight. When I saw the scan, I realized I needed some close ups of the layering!

This flower button combo saved me the awkward spot where the ribbon came down into the boarder. Love it!

Here is a list of the paper and embellishments I used to create this page:

Imaginesce Happy Camper series, Thermal Jammies and Fresh Air

Ribbon from the same series (I believe)

Die Cut Tree, Journaling Tag and Tent from the Imaginesce Series

Brown Journaling tag-Helen

Orange Flowers from Petaloo

Black Ink pad for edges of paper from Close to My Heart & Sharpie for between the paper


  1. WHAT a gorgeous layout - executed to perfection - definitely not a paper saver - I can see that LOL - thanks for playing at Bird is the Word :)

  2. Love the star burst pattern!! I'd like to try it, but don't know if I will be nearly a successful. Way to go, Mitra.

  3. Great layout!!! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT!

  4. So much wonderful texture and color! Love the border of canoes!! Thanks for playing along at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings


  5. This is AWESOME! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee that photo and the papers you used! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. What a great way to use a sketch—as a template! Love what you made!! :)

  7. Awwwww...this is the best. Absolute treasure. :D)

  8. Ok, now completely jealous that you have a 12x12 printer...

    wow Mitra, so much work but it has turned out wonderfully! Love that camping paper esp the canoes. suit the photo perfectly.


  9. I love that you created your own star burst with such a great mix of paper...it looks superb! How clever of you to print the design on your cardstock to use as a guide.. :)


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