Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Game On: Bowling Party

Hello again! This week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge is Game On! For this challenge, I decided to scrapbook my brother's 21st birthday party, which was at a bowling alley. The pictures from the evening were quite dark, because bowling alleys are dark in general. So, I tried to balance the dark photos with bright paper that matched the colors of our balls. I used the retired Year Noted paper pack, and a big mix of stamps.


I created my own B&T using the Confetti Wishes Workshop on the Go stamp set. I was trying to mimic the bowling balls again. The original sketch for this layout was from Make It From the Heart Vol. 1, but I have made a significant number of changes, so really only the sizes of the photos are the same.


For the left page, I added three different embellishment sections to balance the negative space of the design. For the first spot, I cut a shoe from the Boys Will Be Boys Cricut cartridge using the same paper pack. And, I used a Heidi Swapp stencil to create the bubble pattern.


For the next one, I used the Documenting Moments stamp set to create a short journaling space.


And, of course, I had to have a banner in the corner. I am seriously obsessed with banners!


For the right page, I mirrored the left page, and added a photo column of 3x3 photos.


I created another cluster embellishment using a retired Hopscotch PML card, another shoe, and the Mini Calendar stamp. And, notice the chevron punch used on both pages. Love it!


The end result was a whimsical spread that captures the night well.

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Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

8 comments:

  1. Great job on the layout, April! Your background turned out really nicely and I like the bubble patterns you used. Thanks for playing along with our Game On! challenge at Heart2Heart!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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  2. Wow. This is awesome. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

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    1. Glad you like it, Nikka. Thanks for looking!

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  3. Your layout is so fun. I really like the shoe embellishments you used. I can't imagine the time that they took...perfect.

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    1. Thanks so much for looking! The shoes were from the Boys Will Be Boys Cricut cartridge. The page did take a few hours, but generally I leave and come back to my pages over a few days.

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  4. I love your background paper, I am a sucker for random stamping every time! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

    Brandi R
    DT member H2H
    crzy4scrapbooking.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks so much! Me too! It's really fun to create your very own B&T!

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