Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Waiting For The Bus

For my post this week I decided to make a scrapbook page for my son's album using Back To School Sophia and Cooper from Look Out World. Look Out World can be purchased from Paper Pretties, but in order to get your hands on the likes of Back to School Sophia, you will have to join the Paper Pretties Stamp of the Month Club! Your membership includes a new stamp each month, and little Sophia was the stamp for the month of June. Isn't she cute?! For details on the club, just go here.

The background for this page is white cardstock. I started out by sketching the road and sidewalk in pencil. I then used green acrylic paint and a paint comb from my Making Memories Distressing Kit to create the grass. The sidewalk was coloured using Crayola coloured pencils and then blended with OMS and a blending stump. The road was done with pencil first, but when it didn't blend as I wanted, I went over it with a sponge dauber and stone grey StazOn.

For the kids heading to the bus, I stamped two Coopers and one Sophia...masking them in between. I used black StazOn to stamp them and then Crayola pencils to colour them and OMS to blend them. I cut them out by hand with small Fiskars scissors and a Coluzzle craft knife.

For this version of Cooper, peeking out from behind my son's photo, I used a light table and traced him in black pen so that I could get a reverse image. He was coloured using the same technique as the other kids.

Each of the photos were double matted. The largest mat for each photo was distressed using a v-blade from my MM Distressing Kit. The journaling was written on a DCWV tag and then tucked behind one of the photos. It slides in and out to reveal the story behind the photos. Both the title and the school bus are Jolee's. One is from the Jolee's By You line and the other is from Jolee's Boutique.

Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to leave a comment on my previous post in order to have a chance to win an extra large oval Fiskars punch!


Lauri said...

Hi! I am a new reader and I love the way you did this layout!! Great idea!

Jana Weaver said...

Hey Colleen, great job on this layout! I love using Cooper and Sophia together! Just too cute. Especially love the reversed Cooper!