Sunday, May 6, 2012

Echo Park Paper Sketch Challenge: Baby Swing

I love National Scrapbook Day, especially when it spills over to the next day. I think it’s just wonderful that we paper crafters have a holiday for ourselves.

So many sites had fun challenges over the weekend and I played along with both Little Yellow Bicycle and Echo Park Paper. I made a Mother’s Day card for LYB and I'll share that later this week.


First, let’s get to the Echo Park Paper challenge. I played along with challenge #4, which was a sketch challenge posted on the EP blog here.  I scrapped a photo of my little boy at 15 months old in his favorite spot, our carport swing. There was a long stretch of time when my little guy used the swing almost daily. He loved it so much. He still uses the swing now, at age 3, but much prefers the park these days.

For this layout, I used primarily This and That - Charming with a little Sunshine mini kit thrown in. I followed the sketch pretty closely, though I did move the pennants under the photo block and used a sun and kite in the original location.



Here’s a closeup of the stitched circles.


And a closeup of the pennants and title block.


And here’s the sketch.


All in all, I have to say:  NSD made for a really fun weekend, and I hate to see it end!  I hope you had a great weekend too.  Did you make anything crafty?

20 comments:

  1. Great page - what a cutie!! Love your take on the challenge. There were so many - I was overwhelmed so I stuck with doing my own thing! LOL! Can't wait to see the card :)

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  2. Oh pretty, pretty! Love the colors!

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

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  3. izzy, this is just wonderful! great job

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  4. I love your take on the sketch, Izzy! Your title work is a lot of fun and I love how you added letter stickers to the sun as well. You're right, it was a fun day. :)

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  5. Oh my goodness! Your page is absolutely adorable and so full of cute details! I think your take on this sketch is fabulous!!!!!

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  6. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I loveeeeeeeeee that photo of your sweet boy and love love love love all the stitching!!! You are amazing!!

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  7. Adorable page! Great job on the stitching! I am always so impressed with those that brave sewing on a page!

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  8. oh I love how much the stitching adds to it.

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  9. I absolutely LOVE this page! I love everything about it, right down to the adorable photo. Sounds like you had a great NSD- I was also sorry to see it end.

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  10. Oh you couldn't have picked a better title to go with that wonderful photo! How incredibly sweet! Love your color choice to go along with that wonderful interpretation of the sketch!

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  11. Too stinkin' cute! Love it! Fab work on the stitching!

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  12. Really cute, I love how you did the title. Good for you participating in the challenges.

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  13. Really sweet page....wonderful take on the sketch! Maybe we all should spend some time on a swing every day :) I spent NSD at a Scrapbooking retreat with the CS magazine team. It was fantastic!

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  14. I think you did a great job on that sketch! I loved the story of the swing. I remember as a child our neighbor had a porch swing and we would sneak over and swing on it when no one was looking! Of course we thought we were sneaky, but my grandmother knew the whole time! LOL Love Penny

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  15. so wonderful! Love those stitched circles

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  16. Such a sweet and precious layout Izzy! Love those stitched circles and the great title, plus that tag border. Just lovely!

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  17. Awwww.... he's SO CUTE! And that page is adorable!

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  18. Izzy, just had to pop in here and write THANK YOU for your kind comment on my blog a few minutes ago. I was having a LONG day...just finished working so your timing couldn't have been better. THANK YOU, sweet friend! xo

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