Amanda gave us this great one page sketch to work with. We were allowed to interpret it how ever we please so I hope you enjoy my interpretation!
This layout is about my dog Angus. He loves to go to the dog park and play with the big dogs. I personally think it because he thinks he is one too! I cho0se this paper by Echo Park because I love all those trees and thought it fit my dog park theme very well.
So in case you didn't notice, I did do some changes to the sketch. The biggest change I made was to the photo block. I rotated it 90 degrees clockwise as it fit my photos much better. I also shifted everything up slightly so that you could see a row of trees on the bottom of the layout.
I also switched up the border strips a little. Because my background paper was so busy I wanted my strips to have a calming presence so I used brown cardstock and ribbon. To give my cardstock a little texture and to make it fit better with the park theme, I ran it through my Cuttlebug with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. I tried the title above the border strips, as in the sketch, but it got lost up there. So I moved them down slightly onto the border strip where they had a better chance of standing out. I also added a little bit of ink onto the foam letters to tone down the yellow slightly.
The sketch also had some die cut circles which I replace with these cute little rings that I have had in my stash for as long as I can remember. I think they were made by Making Memories many, many moon ago! On top of them I added some gummie embellishments by Love Elsie. So cool aren't they?!
And that concludes my portion of this hop. I sure hope you enjoyed my post and all the posts by my fellow hoppers! On behalf of us all thank-you for joining us! In fact, as a thank-you, I would like offer a giveaway!
That's right a giveaway!!!
Simply comment on this post and become a follower of my blog and I will randomly draw a name to win an Echo Park paper pack on Monday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Walk In The Park Collection; Cardstock: Bazzils; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts Thinckers; Embellishments: Ribbon, Making Memories Rings, Love Elsie Gummie Embellishments; Inks: Chalk Box; Sketch: Amanda Sherman; Tools: CuttleBug, Tim Holtz Woodgrain Embossing Folder.