Saturday, April 23, 2011

FLS Sketch 9

Over at For the Love of Sketches, Donna has created a fabulous sketch for this week based on an old Coca-Cola ad. This sketch blends different layers and shapes and is excellent for two photos or one larger photo. Much like I have been doing lately, I chose to spotlight one big photo.

Crooked Bangs

coca cola

Every year of my childhood, I would get my portrait taken at J C Penney where my grandmother worked. Check out 5-year-old Rachel and her crooked bangs! These home-snipped bangs were courtesy of my mother and have become somewhat of a family joke. I had to capture this memory on paper.

A 1970s plaid outfit deserved to be scrapped on some plaid paper. So I pulled out some "Lavender Plaid" from My Mind's Eye Life Stories. I love the kraft paper base of this line.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye (Life Stories)
Ink: Quick Quotes (Amaretto)
Cardstock stickers: Webster's pages
Flowers and canvas alphabet stickers: Prima
Felt die cut: Recollections
Brad: My Mind's Eye (Stella & Rose)
Retro card: Cosmo Cricket (circa 1934)