It's been a slow start to the month scrapping-wise and despite today being National Scrapbooking Day I'm not feeling super-creative at the moment. I have a long list of NSD challenges in front of me and I haven't even started one yet.
The page I am sharing today was made with the 1st May sketch from Stuck Sketches. I concentrated on the main photo-title cluster for my page and dropped the smaller part of the sketch, moving my journalling below my photo. The photo is of my son, then aged 5, on a mini obstacle course. We used to visit this play area every summer and he hadn't been able to reach the top chain the year before.
My background paper came in a kit and I've had it a long while as I've always found it to be too bright when I've tried to use it. I finally realised that I could tone it down a little with a really thin layer of white acrylic paint, which I spread out along two sides with an old credit card. It's caused the sides of the page to curl up, but I think it will flatten down in the page protector.
While I was assembling the page, I realised that it nearly met the criteria for the latest Stash Challenge at Scrap Our Stash - something old, something new, something fussy cut and something blue - a little more work and I had all four. My something old is the Jillibean Soup background and die-cuts (Summer 2012); something new are the floral and red papers from a 6x6 pad that I bought last month. I fussy cut the small grey chevrons from a Studio Calico paper, and something blue is obviously the blue paper.
Paper - Jillibean Soup Macho Nacho Soup, MME Bright 6x6 Pad, Studio Calico Snippets
Letters - American Crafts Thickers
Dies-Cuts - Jillibean Soup Macho Nacho Soup
Border - Bazzill Half the Edge
Stars - Studio Calico
Paint - Wilko
Mist - Mr Huey's
Ink - Ink It Up!