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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Faster, Simpler, Easier

This is my 2nd post today of a football layout. This one is of my Tannon in his varsity pre-season scrimmage. I am feelin' the football!

This is a shaped layout. The grey you see behind the shape is the sidewalk I took the picture on. After I took the photo, I realized it could look like I matted the layout on a sheet of grey cardstock. Sorry! I should have photographed it on white.

Anyhoo, I used the Pencil Lines Sketch (#149). I also used the Game On collection from Close To My Heart. I love this kit...neutral color scheme goes with any team's colors. The patterns of stars, stripes, newpaper prints, and a very subtle tone on tone net print all work with just about any sport, and so do the matching MyStickease. It's a MUST for anyone with kids who play ball [Paper pack is X7097B, $12.95 for 12 sheets of two sided patterned paper (B&T duos) and 10 sheets of coordinating cardstock--22 sheets of 12 x 12 paper in all. My Stickease is X7097C, $8.95 for four 6" x 12" sheets of stickease]. Having a house full of boys who play both basketball and football, and who played baseball through Jr. High, I am a mom with TONS of sports pictures...and this kit was just the ticket. I can create many different looks with this one kit, add in a little color here or there to bring out their team colors, and let the neutral colors of this kit compliment the photos without overpowering them. Sport photos often have lots going on in them and so many of the athletic papers I see in the stores are just too busy and take away from the action in the photos.

This was a very fast layout that worked up in about 30 minutes. I LOVE the artistic release of being really creative, but every once in a while it feels good just to whip a layout up in minutes. This was one of those times. The only products used on this layout were paper, stickers and a little bit of black ink to distress with. No stamping, no metal, no sewing, no coloring. Just plain paper and stickers. One of Close To My Heart's taglines is "Faster, Simpler, Easier." This sure fit the bill!

Close To My Heart products used: Game On Level 2 Paper Packet (X7097B-GREAT kit for almost any sport!), Game On MyStickease (X7097C), Black Stamp Pad (Z2105), Black Textured Cardstock (X5747)

Non-CTMH products used: Creative Imaginations Football Stickers

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9 comments:

Leslie said...

Great layout, I thought the background was part of the layout. This has to be the first time I have seen Game On used where I thought it fit the setting. Game on is perfect for football layouts.

bren yule said...

Stunning!

Pencil Lines DT Co-Ordinator said...

Hi karen
Love your take on this weeks Pencil Lines sketch. Please email to the readers gallery at pencillinesketches@googlemail.com
anna x

Laurel said...

Wow, don't you love when something so fabulous comes together so quickly!

Krista Ritskes said...

I can't believe that layout only took 30 minutes! Wow. It would have taken me hours. Gorgeous.

Brenda said...

Such beautiful use of the Game On. Way to go, football mom!

Rhett and Tiffanie Jackson said...

you are amazing! 30 minutes! It takes me that long just to decide on a layout...then another 30 for the paper! lol! you rock!

kimber said...

That is an AWESOME layout. I absolutely love the shape and the kit is PERFECT for those awesome pics. Love love love it!

Amy said...

Love it! Actually I just love all your work. You rock!

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