True Colors – Layout for Stuck Sketches

A lot of factors came into play when making this layout. It started with finding this fab sketch on the Stuck Sketches site, then reading this post on the Cosmo Cricket blog that really spoke to me. It was only too relevant to what was going on in our lives the moment I read it and struck so incredibly close to home I was smiling yet in tears as I read it. Over the last week or so, I was thinking about scrapping a page for my son, Alex, who is also 9. At first, the song F***’ing Perfect by Pink kept coming to mind, but he seems quite a bit young for that one. Then, True Colors by Lauper came to mind last night and I knew I just had to scrap this layout. I went with the most recent photos of Alex that I have printed except for the 1st day of school photos. The baby is in his lap, but if you really know Alex, it’s only fitting that he would be. 😀 Since I was inspired by a post on CC’s blog, I went with a blend of their papers. Red and black are his favorite colors, but he also likes some greens and ocean blue. I added a twist to the sketch from Stuck Sketches, but attaching a sleeve of sorts to the back of the strips under the photos so I could slide journaling strips under each one listing some positive traits my son possesses. I used a different color of ink to write on each strip. Here’s what I came up with (this is with the journaling strips fully inserted):

Here’s a view w/the strips pulled out slightly:

Here’s a close-up of the strips:

Here’s the sketch I worked off of from the Stuck Sketches site:

Materials:

Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 12×12 cardstock papers
CC Circa 1934 diecut stickers
CC Salt Air 6×6 paper pad
CC Social Club 6×6 paper pad
CC Tiny Type alphas
Webster’s Pages Storyteller Alphas
Paper doily
Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrapdots

In case you’ve never heard the song that further inspired me for this layout, I’ve embedded it here. I picked this version from youtube rather than the official video, because it also includes the lyrics. TFL!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Kelly Massman
    May 20, 2011 @ 23:42:30

    Love the doily and strips!!

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