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April 11, 2011

Be A Wall Layout

Hello ~ this is Lori from ScrappinMyStressAway and I am so happy to be a Guest Designer today at TheBugBytes!! 

My son plays high school baseball and is a catcher.  I spend many spring and summer days cheering him on, and one of my favorite cheers is "Be A Wall!!"  When I got the Batman cartridge and saw this brick wall, I knew I had to use it in a layout!  I used my cricut markers, cri-kit pens, paper and ink to make this page.

I put the brick wall 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.  The font is also on the Batman cartridge.

I put my Cri-Kits pen holder in my Cricut and put in a red pen.
I loaded a piece of white cardstock and told my Gypsy to "cut" the brick wall.

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.
Here are my bricks!

I grabbed my Gypsy and cut out Layer 1 using a gray piece of card stock for the mortar.

It was too clean so....

I inked it up a bit with my Vintage ink.

I used pop dots to raise up the letters and give a little dimension to my page.

I like how it turned out!

Here is my paper, but it is missing something...

I found these Fashion Caps at Michaels.  Tyler's team colors are black, blue and white so I grabbed the black ones.

I cut out a blue circle from the leftover blue cardstock and clipped off the legs of a baseball brad and made this embellishment.  I tied a knot of hemp cord through the hole in the bottle cap.
I added more hemp cord and baseball brads and these two pictures.  I put a little dirt on the paper with my Vintage ink.  I ended up using pictures from his baseball camp in Arizona last December, but the red shirts matched the brick!

Thanks for having me on your awesome blog Pam!  I love being part of the bugbytes!!


Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.blogspot.com) said...

Wow! I have never seen a Cri-kits pen holder! How cool. The details and layers on your brick wall are awesome!!! So cute and that baseball fashion cap is perfect on this LO!

papillon digital design said...

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

Happy Mofe said...

tons of ideas to steal off this one, thanks so much for giving such clear directions on everything you did, your layout ROCKS

Mrs. Green said...

This is awesome! I absolutely love how this perfectly captured the spirit of both an older boy and outdoor baseball. GREAT job!

L.B. said...

just amazing. Love the style and techniques used.

Josie0602 said...

Awesome layout!!

Kim said...

Love the wall! Great layout. My son is also a high school baseball catcher, so I'll be making a wall page now. Thanks for sharing.

I recently started a blog, and have a few of my baseball layouts posted. Take a look when you get a chance.


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