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!