Monday, 22 March 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge #9 - Sketch Challenge

I thought I'd use this week's Just Add Ink challenge to inspire some scrapbooking because I have been waaaay slack when it comes to my scrapbooking. This week the challenge was a sketch challenge:

Now, I've gone way out on a limb here, in terms of adhering to the sketch...but I think that you can see that I have the same elements, but they are teensy weensy bit different. Screw your eyes up when you look at my might help some ;-)

List of Ingredients:

Cardstock: Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black and Whisper White
Stamps: Choo Choo
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Basic Black Classic Ink and Whisper White Craft Ink
Accessories: Right on Track Standard Wheel, Hoppy Memories Simply Scrappin Kit, On Board Timeless Type, Crystal Effects, Basic Black Marker, Star Designer Brads, Styled Silver Hodgepodge, Creative Memories silver numbers, Cuttlebug Diamond Plate Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip and SNAIL Adhesive.

This is a close up of the photo that I have used on the page:

The original of this photo is here:

In Photoshop I cropped it down,  cloned out the electrical wires in the sky and some of the person down the platform (sorry person!). I then ran Pioneerwoman's B & W action...tinkered with the light layer, then ran the quick edge burn and reduced the opacity some. I was pretty pleased with the end result.

I have blogged about this steam train trip before, here.

Thanks for visiting today :-).

Blogged to: Bridal Train - The Waifs and Take On Me - a-ha).


Paula said...

Fantastic!! Love the whole layout, but especially love the embossed "iron" plate. Such a cool idea Sam!

Anthonette said...

Great layout, Sam! I really love the photo with the Pioneer Woman actions...looks great.

Susan Joyce said...

Fabulous layout Sam. Love the Choo Choo train.

Kate Lewis said...

Great page Sam! Love the glossy letters and love your what you did with the pic too. K xx

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Great embellishments with the embossing and metal!!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Sam, LOVE this scrapbooking page. The CB folder is PERFECT with the photo (love what you did with the original photo) and love how you did the letters at the bottom. Thanks for all the deets on how you changed the photo - very helpful to know how it's all done :-)

Karen said...

Hey Sam........I think this page is fab! And whats even MORE fab, is what you can do with photoshop. I must be as thick as a plank or something! Me thinks I am gonna have to fly to Canberra so I can have a few lessons with you! lol

Hope you got the comment i left yesterday re. birthday card - LOVE IT!! Thank you!

Luv K

Philippa said...

This is a great page Sam. Great detail on this. Especially turning the photo to black and white. Very cool

Danielle Daws said...

This is SO adorable! I love the bright colours juxtaposed against the black and white photo - so effective! Thanks for playing!

Amanda said...

You're too clever, Sam! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

Liam said...

Wow this is just truly amazing. Love it. It is such a special page. My son would absolutely die for a page like that. You have inspired me.