I have really loved all the fantastic sketch sites that are out there these days. I find so much inspiration and actually complete layouts! My album is filling quickly and it is nearly time to purchase some more.
The other day I was organizing my photos and came across this photo of myself from my Air Force days. I am proud of the time I spent on active duty, the job I did and the life long friends I made. I don’t have many photos of myself in uniform so it is important to me to use the ones I do have.
I used the Sketchy Thursdays 8/4 sketch and got to work. The papers are My Mind’s Eye’s American Made line. I love the traditional red, white and blue colors with the prints that they selected for this line.
I used a star die to make the stars. First I cut them from scrap paper and then inked up a small sponge and colored in the stars. I went over it with a black fine point gel pen. I used a small pair of scissors to cut around parts of the stars and then slide the patterned paper underneath.
I hand stitched the title with some floss and machine stitched around the edges of the patterned paper and the white cardstock. I added foam squares to the back of some stars to lift them off the page and brads to the top of the banner.
I am happy with this layout and it surprises me since I don’t like to do pages about me! However, I scrapbook for my daughters and I did this for them. I am our family historian and this is part of our history.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.