My family loves science fiction / fantasy / super hero movies! No matter of its real humans (Infinity War) or cartoons (The Incredibles) you will find one or most of my family in a movie theater some where checking it out. We are the family that goes to Lord of the Rings together on Boxing Day and it is almost as exciting as Christmas itself! We come this love for pretend quite honestly. My dad started this love for pretend when we were kids, making all the different voices when he read us books, pretending toys were alive and having fun together, and being as excited as us kids when we went to movies together! What a dad!
As an adult, my love for this genre of movies is still strong! It is often the topic of what I text about with my siblings and is the go-to, get together event for me and one of my brothers, who lives here in the same city and province as me. This brother and I have a deal: no talking at all during the movie (like none) and after the lights come up, we take a selfie with a look on our face that portrays what we thought of the movie. Makes us laugh every time and we often share it with the siblings back home.
This month`s Paper Issues Keep it Sketchy Challenge was the perfect way to document this tradition and a couple of selfie examples. I shake my head and smile when I look at these photos, every time. Here is a look at the Paper Issues Keep It Sketchy sketch for January 2019:
I had a lot of fun with this one. Here is my take on the sketch:
Instead of doing a Christmas or Winter theme like the sketch, I used the snowflakes in the background of the sketch to inspire my embellishment clusters.
I used the Pink Fresh Studio, A Case of the Blah`s collection as the foundation for this layout. The collection has so many of the sentiments that come up in a movie theater or when talking about movies. For example: taking it easy, told you so, covering eyes and shaking my head, blah and so many more. I love how perfect it was for the story I wanted to tell and that the design of my layout was a great way to bust some stash.
In the last couple of weeks I have had some seriously happy mail from Scrappin Happy Studio and The Crafty Pocket. I have drooled over the work of these two amazing creatives for some time and just could not resist any longer! I added `let your life surprise you` and `happiness` black epoxy flair from Scrappin Happy Studio; and the `click`, `focus`, and `captured this` white flair with black font from The Crafty Pocket. The perfect touch to some of these clusters and I got to use my happy mail. Win, win!
The final touches were some black puffy star stickers from Bella Blvd, some string because I a super fan girl of Missy Whidden, and some random paint brush strokes and splatters using Ranger, Distress Ink in Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, and Chipped Sapphire.
The Paper Issues Keep It Sketchy Challenge and the host of others challenges they have up on their blog and Facebook page are open to the end of the month!