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Nov 15, 2011

Lost In New York Layout


Good morning fellow scrappers & bloggers. It's reveal time over at Sketchabilities! Today's sketch contained multiple pictures. Something that I haven't done in some time. Let's just say that I'm a little rusty! I started, stopped & restarted this page several times until I was finally happy with the end result.

This page is about my husband. He's a country boy born & bred. Whenever I take him into NYC he always & I mean ALWAYS looks lost. Typical tourist look! He's always looking up at the sky scrapers--carrying his little backpack & in Times Square (which is where these pics were taken) he literally bumps into every other person milling around the place. It's as if he loses his gravity & sense of direction in the city! On one of our trips into NYC this past summer, I finally took pics of him as he looked around Times Square in awe for about the 100th time.

Being that it's a page based on my hubby--I leaned more towards a grungy look. When I plan on being grungy/masculine I always go for my Tim Holtz goodies. So about 90% of this page is Tim Holtz.


Here's the fab sketch by Karan. As I already mentioned I especially enjoyed this one since it made me use multiple pics/elements.

A closeup of the masking, distressing, layering & some of the small squares. I stamped an image of New York on two of the four squares & added two brads to further decorate them. For the flourish--I used the negative part of Tim Holtz's flourish mask along with Walnut Stain distress ink.

The title is an embellishment made by me. I created the sign post out of arrows from Tim Holtz's grunge board elements & the post itself I cut out from grunge chipboard & then embossed it with the tree bark embossing folder by Tim Holtz titled Alterations . I then inked the arrows with a couple of distress inks in shades of red, green & brown. Finally I heat embossed the arrows with clear Kaleidoscope embossing powder by Stampendous. I finished up my sign post by adding the title with tiny alpha-letter stickers from my stash.

This is one of the two masked compasses. I used white acrylic paint for the masking. The compass mask itself is also by Tim Holtz.

Finally I used a journaling ticket by Tim Holtz to add a few sentences about my husbands usual behavior in NYC.

A big thanks to all of you who take the time to visit my blog & to comment. Your comments are always very much appreciated!

Please do drop by the Sketchabilities blog to play along & to check out the other talented DT's interpretation of sketch # 59.

16 comments:

Dara Lynn said...

Very cool layout of your husband in NYC....I love all the little elements that are New York City and getting lost. Several of my family members have gone ...and I think you just gave me an idea of how to scrap their photos of their trip for Christmas:) The sign has got to be my favorite! It's genius!

MARILYN said...

Hi Kay!! I love your page is Fabulous!! love the different techniques, textures and dimension here. when I visited NY I'm always looking to the sky,too...lol!!!
love your take of the sketch...Beautiful work!
Hugs!!!

Camila Borssoi said...

Love all these textures.

Cindy Gay said...

Great masking on the patterned background. Love the arrows!

vavietipoun said...

great layout ! love all the details !

mariko said...

beautiful!!

Sheila said...

Love the "grunge" look and need to try it myself more often! I love the look on your husband's face...New York brings that look out for lots of folks!

Regina Castillo said...

Very nice interpretation Kay. Lots of details to get inspiration from. :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Love the all-man, masculine Tim Holtz grunginess you have created here Kay!! So much awesome detail...

Leanne said...

Fabulous! I love the arrows!!

The Constant Scrapper said...

Wow, Kay, your layout is great! It's so appropriate for the story and photos. I love your use of grungy techniques. :-)

A SASSY SCRAPPER said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Kay! As always, your creativity amazes and inspires me!

L. Akins said...

This is gorgeous! Masking is lovely!

Natasha said...

This turned out awesome!! Love the papers you ended up using! Fantastic girl! My fave is still the cute sign. :o)

Rainbow said...

Hola Kay! vi tu post en facebook y capto mi atencion, realmente se ve fantastico!me encanta tu atencion a los detalles! , yo creo que hace mas de un ano que no visitaba un blog !!!! Espero estes bien! Abrazos!

JJ Sobey said...

great take on the sketch - the masking looks fantastic