Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Three Challenges in One Layout!

Hi everyone!

I was surfing the net for blogs with sketch challenges and stumbled into a number of wonderful sites.  I specially love Let's Get Sketchy!, another freaking scrappy challenge, Sketches in Thyme among others.

I know I've already submitted an entry to Lasting Memories Black & White with a Splash of Color sketch challenge with "I Sometimes Miss the Old Me" layout.  But I was inspired by Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge's current challenge which is something about your country or ethnic group. 

As I was looking for a possible sketch, I came across Let's Get Sketchy!'s current sketch challenge #21  


So I thought I would enter AFSC's country/ethnic group challenge using LGS!'s sketch and still adhering to the black & white challenge of Lasting Memories (I was still in the B & W mode LOL!)  

So here's my take on all three challenges:


This is my daughter's first school acting experience LOL!  Every August, the Philippines celebrates Linggo ng Wika (National Language Week) in honor of the country's Ama ng Wikang Pambansa (Father of the Filipino Language) which is Manuel L. Quezon, the First President of the Philippine Commonwealth in the 1930s.  
I put the words "Linggo ng Wika" on a cardstock then cut it using the ticket stub shape of the Cuttlebug Vintage Collage cutting & embossing folder then inked the edges.
Every school in the country has their own week-long celebration usually culminating in intra-school/inter-level contests. That year, the school held a drama/play contest with my daughter's class out-winning all the higher elementary levels by bagging First Place!
 
I put strips of black & white ribbon/fiber along the side as border, tied into a bow in one corner and just a square knot on the other.

The title is "Lola Iska" or Grandma Iska in English because that is my daughter's character in the play.  She played the grandmother telling Philippine history in a nutshell to a group of kids with the rest of the class acting out the story.   

I cut a black cardstock for the title & stamped the stitches image below
We pratice her lines and making her voice really sound like a very, very old grandmother and oh boy, was she brilliant! LOL!  She bagged the "Best Actress" award for not only looking like a grandma but convincingly sounding like one.  That's why this particular celebration is specially memorable. 
The paper is actually the negative space of the scalloped paper I used in the I Sometimes Miss the Old Me layout!    
Here are detailed images of the embellishments I used:

Scalloped cardstock, layered buttons and Tim Holtz Caged Bird cut out, distressed and inked

I layered a white button with flourish design on a larger black button and then used the corresponding black flourish button on this butterfly embellishment.
I hope I've conveyed something about my country albeit through my daughter's personal experience.  This is such a fun-to-do layout.  Thank you Let's Get Sketchy! for a great sketch, Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge for that great layout subject and Lasting Memories for the very interesting B & W technique!

Thanks for dropping by and have a nice scrapping day!

30 comments:

  1. Very pretty layout - love the black & grey scheme. Thanks so much for playing along this week at Let's Get Sketchy!

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    1. Thanks! It's actually been a privilege to do the sketch! Had so much fun with it. :D

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous page, WOW!Thanks for playing along with Let's Get Sketchy!

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    1. Thanks Ms Tabitha. I'm only on my first few days of joining challenges and it is really addicting LOL! :D

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  3. Great color scheme and awesome take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at LGS :-)

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    1. Thank you! The color scheme, though, is not entirely mine, it's part of the Lasting Memories challenge. I had fun incorporating it in the LGS sketch. :D

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  4. It's so nice to see you again now joining international challenges. Love your take on our sketch. Congrats on your daughter's award.

    Wonderful work! Thanks for joining the 21st Sketch Challenge at Let’s Get Sketchy!

    Kathleen
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
    http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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    1. LOL Ms Kath, thank you! It's nice all around -- from joining, doing the challenges and getting all these love. Filipino Scrapbookers and Ms Catt paved that way for me! Thanks a bunch! :D

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  5. This is an awesome take on our challenge Ces dela Cruz!!!Loving the details, and the monochrome pallette!! So happy to have you join us for the first time on Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge ... !!! Hope to see you regularly!!

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    1. Thanks and I do hope to enter into more of your challenges! :D

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  6. Love your LO! The pics are awesome too! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

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    1. Thank you. Lasting Memories is my first international challenge blog to join, the welcome is very warm and I'm looking forward to future challenges. :D

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  7. Great take on all the challenges. I love the pop of color of the picture. So many gorgeous elements. I love it! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories and please come back and create with us again. I love your creations.

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    1. Thanks, Ms Suzanne. I really had so much fun with Lasting Memories' B&W challenge. I was inspired by Ms Catt's entry I thought I'd just use the photo for that "splash of color" part of the challenge.

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  8. I just love the black and white with the colored photo. It just pops off the page. You did a beautiful job with the sketch, your details are fabulous. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Let's Get Sketchy!

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    1. Thanks Ms Lynn! Lasting Memories would have to take credit for the B&W with a splash of color element. It really went well with the sketch. Had so much fun doing it! :D

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  9. This is just gorgeous! would have loved to have seen the play, kids acting is about the best entertainment there is - always leaves me proud even if they aren't related to me...

    the black and whit colour scheme really makes the photo pop out - great effect.

    thanks for joining us at Another Freaking Scrappy challenge,c hope you come and play again! xx

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    1. Thanks, Ms Karen! Your challenge started the inspiration to make this LO for all three challenges. You're right about kids' plays, I specially love those done by special needs kids during my son's 3-year stint in one. Thanks for dropping by! :D

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  10. Great page!Love the ribbon and Distressed Technique!
    Thanks for playing along with at LGS!

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    1. Thanks and it has been my pleasure doing the challenge! :D

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  11. Great job on all the different challenges. Thanks for playing along with us at lasting memories

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    1. Thanks! It was really inspiring to combine all three challenges in one layout. :D

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  12. I do really love your interpretation for Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge! Thanks for playing along with us.

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    1. Thank you! Glad to have joined AFSC and did the challenge. It was inspiring! :D

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  13. fabulous page and thanks for playing along at LGS

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    1. Thanks! Had fun with the LGS sketch! :D

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  14. nicely done, love the details, thanks for playing with us at LGS!

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    1. Thank you! It was a fun-to-do sketch. :D

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  15. LOVE this! I like how you explained things on your page! Very sweet! Thanks for playing along at AFSC!

    HUGS MITRA

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    1. Thanks! I'm such a "chatterbox" when writing LOL! Glad you like it. :D

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