Monday, March 12, 2012

How I Roll Scrap Challenge Page for Once Upon A....Sketch

Had a bunch of fun playing around with my March Scraptastic kit and adding a ton of bits and pieces!

There are four elements on this page that make me REALLY happy.

First up is that copper embossed piece in the corner.

Yes, that really is real copper.

My Mom got me some larger sized pieces for me with her last stained glass order. It's thin and easily can be cut with a paper cutter and run through my big shot. This one I did in a couple of sections due to how big it is!

Let me show you what I used as a base! Close to my Heart sent this cutie pie invite to something somewhere. I admired it for it's shape so squirreled it away for some recycling.

Since the copper is sticky backed, basically I adhered it easy to the top of this shape and then cut it out. Then, carefully fed it through the Big Shot. I did get one seam when I did it, but I figured it would just add interest. Then, choose a nice sticky paint, sprayed it and added glitter. Love how the copper shows through.

Here is a close up view so you can see the glitter and this cool vintage jeep photo I fussy cut. Also used some crackle glue inside that Tim Holtz gear to get an extra fun look. 

Another favorite item are these birds that were given the same treatment of crackle glue. You can actually see through them like stained glass. I promise a tutorial on this coming up. 

Last little item was this dangle I made to hang off my rope. I started by making a pin and didn't like it's placement anywhere on my page so thought of changing it into a dangle.

If you want some easy instructions, pop over to ScrapFit and take a quick look at their Step 2 Class.

The only difference between mine is that I added loop at the top!

I really thought about this title for a while. I created this page for the latest challenge over at Once Upon A....Sketch and it really made me think. 

Their challenge:  

The focus of your journaling and the theme of your layout has to be based on YOU and something/s that you are really good at. Don't be shy! We are all good at something as small or as big as it might be.

My family was not much help. When I asked my daughter what I was good at, she said giving advice and I couldn't decide exactly how she meant it since I am always telling her what to do whether she wants to hear it or not!

THE MAN said I was good at being: ME. OK, that is a very short answer with so much to interpret!

Finally I gave up asking and determined that sometimes that I feel makes me strong is my ability to see things a bit differently than everyone else. 

Which is why I chose a picture of my Jeep to use and some love birds. I've never ever picked out my own vehicle ever. Not even when I was in college. More recently I've had company vehicles to drive around which is wonderful, but still very clearly not mine.

So, THE MAN suggested it was high time to pick out something I liked and I chose this very dark green jeep. My favorite feature are the heated seats which are lovely in the winter. And of course it's awesome to have 4 wheel drive, although that is nothing new to me. That is pretty much standard in anything we own since we love living in the middle of nowhere.

Now, this Jeep is kinda outta the box. It IS a Jeep, so not like driving a nice plush car. And in going with the theme of wheels and movement I added the gears at the top and also the title. 

If you'd like to play along, there are still a day or two you'll have to hurry!

Happy Monday!


  1. This is one great layout!! Thanks for playing along at Once Upon a Sketch!! Looking forward to that tutorial - great accent!!

  2. Mitra, I absolutely LOVE how the copper piece came out. Also like the little dangle. Of course I like your "cool" Jeep too.

  3. I love how instead of giving up on your pin, you just changed it to a dangle...perfect for the challenge! Thanks for "stepping" with me this month!

  4. Great LO..the copper is really 'different'!
    Alison xx

  5. I absolutely love this LO and I think it's you to a T. Brill idea with the dangle too and I love the embossed, frosted copper too. Surely a winner.

  6. LOve your subject matter, that is really thinking out of the box! It's hard for most of us to come up with something we think we're good at!!! You did a great job! Thanks for joining us at OUAS!

  7. Funny how family are NO help when you want to know stuff about yourself. To them you're just you....I LOVE your copper, wonder you were thrilled with the result:):)

  8. This is absolutely awesome, love the use of the metal bits and your title is so cool and catchy, lol.

  9. ps and I loved the textured embossed tag piece, beautiful.

  10. What a fun page! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS! :)

  11. There is always more to your layouts than what first meets the eye so thanks for sharing about each of the elements on your layout... fabulous hand made embellies.. and yes you are wonderfully creative.. great take on the challenge!!

  12. What an awesome layout! Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS!

  13. Now how come I missed this one again!?????????????
    I love it and I love all the details....esepcially the pin dangly thing LOL
    love it
    Thank so much for playing along with us at Once Upon A...Sketch!

  14. I remember doing copper tooling in art class in high school, but I never thought to try it on a scrapbook page. Great idea!

  15. Wow! So many details to look at! And I love that copper too!Thanks for sharing it with us at OUAS!

  16. Oh how nice! Love the mix! Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

  17. Love every bit of detail on this layout, and love that pin you made. Thanks for joining us over at ScrapFit

  18. cool page with stunning details.

  19. I've had this on e mail for ages and finally had the chance to thoroughly read it today so am back to say that this is indeed a very interesting page & I can see how you have really poured heart and soul into it. Just love the metal embossing especially.


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