Thursday, September 22, 2011

One Summer at Chess Camp

I am getting caught up.  I am getting caught up!  This is a page I put together this morning for my son who attended his first ever chess camp this past summer.  I used a simple sketch from Jana Eubank.   The papers are all from My Mind's Eye. The main collection is Lime Twist, but there are a few pieces of Stella & Rose intermixed here and there.  I stayed pretty true to the sketch, added a little stitching and cut out the circle and title using MTC.  I wanted a bit of a different spin on the circle outline so I used MTC's rhinestone feature to generate symmetrically spaced circles and then welded it to a few other circle images to come up with what you see here.  I used MTC for the chess pieces as well.  I have my good friend Pam from TheBugBytes to thank for those chess pieces.  I found some wonderful free vector art images online but couldn't get them downloaded and converted to SVG format.  Pam, the tech wizard she is, did it for me.  Tech genius that she is!  I love her!  Once I could load them into MTC it was so simple to stagger, rotate them a bit, and them weld them together.  One of the things I love the most about Make The Cut is the ability to generate a shadow from any image within seconds.  With just a few mouse clicks away  you can generate a shadow and adjust it to exactly the size you want!  Thank you Andy for listening to your customers!  Other than a bit of stitching, there's not much else to this page.  The papers are so busy that I didn't want to overwhelm it with more embellishments.  I like these both the way they are.

Now you may have noticed that the second page is missing a picture. That's because my dear friends at my local Wolf Camera shorted me a print.  Fabulous.  You all know how much I adore those folks.  Our longstanding love affair continues . . .  I went ahead and put together the page anyway and I will add the photo to it after I pick up the next batch.

Paper:  My Mind's Eye Lime Twist & Stella & Rose
Cartridges:  Elegant Edges
Make The Cut:  Circle, Chess pieces, Title
Ink:  Stampin' Up Basic Gray

Thanks for Stopping by!!


  1. you are soooooo evil!! I don't want another program or machine!! but your layouts do rock SIGH

  2. Your layouts are always so beautiful! I love you paper combinations and the added details. You son looks so "HAPPY"" TFS!
    Sherrie K

  3. This turned out so so great. Your layouts rocks as your cards do! And thank you ma'am. I am glad that I could help a little bit. You are so inspiring me to make the layouts and sigh! use my paper!

  4. What an adorable young man with his trophy! This is certainly the reason we scrapbook! Your layout is just wonderful! Love all the detail!

  5. Awe love the lo! And what a cutie he is:)


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