Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Let's Play Street Hockey!

     Welcome back to another WYEGW!!! In case you are new to this concept let me explain. The design team creates a project using the feature keys on the left hand side of your handbook. We cannot use the main images. This is a fabulous way to explore the "hidden" images that you may have overlooked and to find images that can be incorporated in your projects. Today I decided to make a lay out. I usually am a card maker but I really want to challenge myself more and these pictures were too good to store away, lol.
     While my daughter Joelle and her husband Mark had a much needed weekend away to attend a wedding, I (AKA Mema) had the pleasure of watching their 3 little boys. The oldest had a baseball game one day and a semifinal for street hockey the next day. I forgot my camera for the ball game but made sure I had it on hand for the hockey game.
     You are reading that correctly, Ben got his 1st goal which helped them win this round. The chipboard piece "This is where the story begins" was a wonderful surprise from Erica with my last order and it just was perfect in every way: color, sentiment and shape. (Thank you Erica!!!!).  The title was cut from Alphalicious @ .75" using the short stack font as well as short stack shadow and my background paper is from DCWV The Guy Stack.
     There is a great image of hockey sticks in Everyday Paper Dolls on page 55 under the Accessories 2. I cut these @ 5" but hide the puck on my gypsy. They use a ball for street hockey not a puck, who knew, lol. I used a red Candi for the ball and it is over a pop dot. I used some distress emboss and clear embossing powder to give the hockey sticks some shine. Finally I added some liquid pearls to add some detail to the sticks. Did you know erica has a web store? Did you know she has great prices? Did you also know she carries the supplies I used on here? Well, if you would like you should check out her store here: http://www.shop.ericascraftroom.com/.
     Of course if you use Everyday paper Dolls you have to use a paper doll, don't you? I found this hockey/football helmet also on page 55 but the helmet is under Headwear>shift and the grill face plate is on Accessories 2>shift. I used Pink By Design stamps for the face (yup the princess set) and used my white glaze pen to add a sparkle to his eyes.
     I love how this came out. I also used the clear embossing powder on the helmet as well. The face plate is cut from silver card stock and they all were cut @ 5".
     This lay out would not be complete without a goal net since Ben was up close and personal with it, lol. I believe I also cut this @ 5" as well. I did cut this 2x, once out of burgundy color and the other of a metal gray card stock. After I matted all the pics, I used an extra layered mat to do some journalling. This helmet was a Pink By Design stamp from the set: Sports Fanatic. This set has the hockey sticks as well if you do not have EDPD.
     I hope you all have a wonderful rest of "Hump" day and be sure you head back over to Erica's Room http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/ and see what the rest of the team has for you.