The Sky is the Limit – Layout for Sketchabilities Sketch #65

When I saw sketch #65 at Sketchabilities, I immediately knew I wanted to use the new Sunday Picnic collection by Webster’s Pages for it. I also knew I wanted to use the gorgeous Rainbow Sky page for a layout with photos of Christian on a swing set that I took last fall, so everything fell into place pretty easily. ๐Ÿ˜€ I hand stitched using embroidery floss to make the rainbow stand out more. I then used a doily as a mask for the larger circle element from the sketch and created a mask using waxed paper so the mist would not obscure the gorgeous rainbow. ๐Ÿ˜€ Here’s what I came up with for the sketch:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages Sunday Picnic pp
WP Sunday Picnic fabric tickets
WP Sunday Picnic Perfect Accents
WP Sunday Picnic Dazzle Me Gems
WP Rose and Pearl Sparklers
WP Medallion Sparklers
WP Designer Threads
Little Yellow Bicycle doilies
Maya Road mist
Distress Ink

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Zap Dots

Tools:

Martha Stewart Punches

The fabulous sketch #65:

TFL!

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Super man?

Inspired by the song Superman (it’s not easy) by Five for Fighting.

This one is for Alex’s album, but has one of the same photos as “Fall Attitude” in Madison’s album.

The morning started w/me trying to get Alex to change his shirt before school, but he really wanted to wear this shirt. It was Madison’s first day of Kindergarten at the “big kid” school and she was soooo excited…until we got there. Then she was just terrified. I had Alex, Madison, Matthew and Christian who was just 2 months old with me and I was trying to figure out how to escort her in w/all of them when Alex asked me if he could please take her. I was so relieved! He was our hero that day. Later I was thinking how appropriate that shirt was after all. ๐Ÿ™‚

That same day, he had show and tell at school and he took his stuffed animal (Yoshi) to school, so I got a couple of pics of him at the bus stop.

This layout is for a challenge at Back Porch Memories to use a song title. The song Superman (it’s not easy) by Five for Fighting immediately came to mind not just because of his shirt, but also because the lyrics say “it’s not easy to be me” and that he’s only a man, etc. Alex is a fantastic older brother so it’s easy to forget that he’s only 9 and still vulnerable himself. It’s also based on a sketch provided by sketchabilities for a challenge on Sketches in Thyme.

I used Webster’s Page Wonderfall on this lo, along with some of their trim and sparklers. Prima pearls, Tattered Angels Shimmer mist, Maya Road chipboard butterfly.

To check out the sketch or to enter the challenge, CLICK HERE.