Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A House Divided

So if you were to come to our home on any given Sunday you'd see me heartily routing for the Miami Dolphins and hubby trying to find the Steelers on a channel we get.  This year the two teams happens to play each other in the Wild Card game in Pittsburgh, which is about five hours from us.  

We asked my sister and brother-in-law to watch the kiddos for us that Sunday so we could watch the game in piece.  The readily agreed, but we got a call a few hours later and they said...why don't we watch them all day and you guys can go the game!

So...I've had this photo of us at the game since then waiting for the perfect sketch or challenge.  That came this week in the form of a sketch from Clique Kits and a challenge from Challenge Yourself. For Challenge Yourself I needed to use negative space, which I think I did well in the upper left and lower right.

For my title I used a combination of thickers (my favorite Amy Tan ones) and wood veneer.  I painted the wood veneer with an acrylic paint I received in a Studio Calico kit YEARS ago.  This did remind me why I don't buy wood veneer alphabets anymore though...only one E in the whole thing!

For the embellishments I printed a series of logos using the print and cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo.  I then inked the edges to make them stand out just a bit as the white edge was just seemed to get lost even though the background was black.

I added some matching sequins and some Steelers ribbon I've had in my stash for ages, and called it complete.  I felt like adding anything more would have been just to much.  Thanks so much for checking my layout out, and you never know...if you stay tuned you may see the same photo done for the dolphins side!



  1. Adorable photo and layout! I love the story behind your layout, too. You used negative space in such a great way here. Thank you so much for joining us at Challenge YOUrself this month. Those of us at CY are very happy that you did!

  2. Great theme, same in our house lol! Love your layout! Thank you for joining us at Challenge YOUrself.

  3. Fabulous layout and love the papers and elements.
    Linda xxx

  4. Hi this is a stunning page I love the photo you have used. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Great Photo and wonderful way to capture such a fun memory! Love your take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!! PS - who won the game? :-)

  6. Love this! Great take on the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Challenge YOUrself!

  7. LOVE your design!!! Great take on the challenge! Thank you for joining us at Challenge YOUrself! Hugs Åsa

  8. Great page! Thanks for joining us at Challenge Yourself! <3