Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday at The Studio

Chevrons - it's all about chevrons at The Studio Challenges this week. Graphic and handy for adding movement to a project, our challenge was to create a page that included the trendy element. Here is my project. It's a simple 8 1/2 x 11 page made mostly with my Studio Calico Daydream Believer kit. I used the chevron paper sideways (like arrows) to lead the eye across the photos. I even used one of the creepy butterflies from the kit that I swore I would give away:
I threw in a Studio Calico border sticker (the circles) and a little SRM. The flurry of die cutting on the blogs I read has had me jonesing to use the Silhouette. I dusted it off and used it to cut my B's (that font is called Lollipop and it's a Silhouette Store download - one of my fave scripts.)
The page is about my daughter who dances several hours a week, then plays basketball on the weekend. I knew I had to make a page about the juxtaposition of these two activities - hence the basketball accent. It's an SRM sticker, as is the definition sticker you can see a piece of here. I put that sticker under a clear page pebble and used it as the center of the creepy butterfly. (Note: No offense to the maker of the butterflies. I don't like bugs - especially winged things - and these were particularly realistic. I do like the dimension they add to that corner, however - and as far as butterflies go - they are nicely executed.)
Now I can direct you to lots more chevron-y goodness. Stop by The Studio Challenges and check out the DT work. We've got an amazing gallery this week and we're joined by an extremely talented guest designer this month. There's also a gift certificate to Scrapbook.com up for grabs if you link up and win the drawing. Hope you will play along!

I can't believe it's Sunday again already. Why do the weeks drag and the weekends go so fast?
Hope you have a great, long day!

8 comments:

soapHOUSEmama said...

love this! Anything chevrons is fun in my book! Love your "B's"

~amy~ said...

i love it...ballet & basketball.

Magdalena said...

I really like this one!

Melonie said...

LOVE this page:)

Anna Sigga said...

Fab layout and I love the border sticker.

Fantastic to mix ballet and basketball.

~jan said...

I adore this layout, Val! (made one similar about my high school years, remind me to show you!) Your girl looks equally cute as a dancer and ball player! Love how you incorporated the SRM and the 2 B's? Just brilliant.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a fun page!!!

Sara said...

I really like how you used the kit! I haven't even touched mine yet! And I have to agree with you on the butterflies--I have NO idea how to use them-too creepy!