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My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Be A Wall

Today I am a Guest Designer at TheBugBytes.  I spend a lot of time watching my son Tyler play baseball!!  He is a catcher and one of the things we say to him is "be a wall."  I created this layout today with my cricut markers, cri-kits, paper and ink.  Let me show you how!


Both the font and the brick wall are from DC Comics Batman cartridge.  When I first got this cartridge, I saw this brick wall and wondered how I could use it in a baseball layout!! 

I put it on the screen at 11.66w x 8.82h as I wanted it to be a background for my pictures.  I moved it to the bottom of the mat.

I opened a Layer 2 and put the words BE A WALL on the top of the page sized at 1.82h.  I welded them together.

I put my Cri-Kits pen holder in my Cricut and put in a red pen.

I drew on the bricks.

Next I put in a black Cricut Marker.  I put the same paper in the cricut, but switced my Gypsy to Layer 2 and drew on the title.  I wanted a black shadow for the letters, and I also wanted to add some dimension to my layout.

Here is my white paper all drawn on.

I took three ink colors, red, brick red and vintage and started inking the bricks.  I used some scrap paper to mask out the outer edges of the wall so I could keep the brick color on the bricks.  I used make up sponges to ink the paper.

I went back to the Gypy and cut out the bricks again for the mortor in a gray color and inked it a little with Vintage. 



 I used pop dots to stick on the words.

I like the raised look.

Here is my layout ~ it looks a little plain....

I found these Fashion Caps at Michaels in black.

I added a circle in blue and a baseball brad with the litte legs snipped off.  I tied a little hemp cord knot on the top.
I finished the layout with some Vintage ink around the edges of the page, some more cord, two more baseball brads and a little jornaling spot.  This was a fun layout to do!!!

6 comments:

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

This is an awesome layout. What a great idea. TFS Lori and it's my honor having you all sharing your talent on TheBugBytes. Hugs Pam

Jenn in MO said...

Oh what a clever layout!! I just love how you did the bricks. My DS plays catcher too and I often yell out "Be A Wall Jack" so I may totally have to scraplift this page!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Awesome layout! Love the lettering technique! TFS

SiskiyouSue said...

Great technique. Thanks. I'm going to be posting my awards for Versatile Bloggers and I've chosen you to receive one, so come on by and pick it up. Have a great day!

siskiyousue.blogspot.com

Rachel Miller said...

I've been a follower for awhile now. Came over from Facebook to pay a visit!!

Rachel Miller
http://rachelspapercrafts.blogspot.com
http://rachelluvs2craft.stampinup.net

- - Sheryl - - said...

wicked cool!