Thursday, 20 May 2010

T is for...


Quick post tonight, and this is one that I found while looking through my albums and is of my eldest son.   The picture was taken when he was about 3 when his granddad took him to an agricultural fair at the local showground.  This was one of the first layouts I ever did and the design was taken from a sketch on Page Maps, and I think demonstrates you don't aways need fancy stamps and punches to create something special.

I think the papers are Camping collection by Sandilion, Cardstock - Bazzill; chipboard letter - Basic Grey, ribbon from stash, words cut using Cricut.  The orange card is a flap that lifts up to reveal hidden journalling

And my favourite bit? 

... it has to be the tractor tyre tread - created by putting brown acrylic paint on the wheel of my son's toy tractor and then driving it over the orange cardstock.  I seem to remember it took me a couple of goes and both me and the tractor got covered in brown paint :) IRL there are thin bits of paint and lumpy bits, which you can only just about see in the picture...

...this one got me thinking, if I wanted to do a tyre print now I'd have probably shopped around for a stamp,  3 years ago I raided my child's toy box, and I think I got a better result because of that. 

So this weekend I'm gonna be looking at everyday things and see if I can use them in place of stuff I would only use very occasionally, leaving my craft budget free for more Copics!  I'll let you know how I get on :)

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx


Julie said...

Just love it! (btw you can use the bigger flower punch and the one that I borrowed at the crop to make a similar flower to the one on my blog, I've been playing with all my flower punches and got some brilliant results. Great fun) I think I'll have to go up in the loft to check out my sons old toys. I was after a tyre print to go with my motorbike stamp,would never have thought of doing that, brilliant!!!!! X

gayle said...

Tyre print fantastic idea! Just shows how imaginative one can be without stamps. x

Rach said...

this is a wonderful layout ... and what a fabulous idea with the tyre track.. so effective....Hugz Rach xxx

vicky said...

Love this one Sue, fab idea....guess what i'll be doing this weekend lol! :) xx