Monday, August 3, 2009

geared up to learn

This Bo Bunny Grease Monkey collection was positively made to go with these pictures of our Cub Scout Den visiting a local auto repair shop for a presentation about changing oil and basic car maintenance. I designed and cut the large gear using my Pazzles machine. For the "tire treads" on the background, I also used the pazzles to cut the design as a "stencil" from scrap cardstock. Then I applied ink with a piece of felt, dabbing through the stencil until the coverage was just right! It worked great!

What a fun & educational Cub Scout outing! The Den went to Elizabeth Auto Care. Dave showed you how they change the oil in a car, check the other fluids, and perform the emissions test. He explained how the oil is processed & recycled. They even gave you each a bucket of small goodies & gifts afterwords. How nice!

Here is a close up of the Maya Road gear-date-sheer. I applied some of the Bo Bunny rub-ons to the bottom layer, and a sticker to the wrench, to tie the embellishment into the rest of the page. I used the Making Memories tiny alpha stickers to add the year, and also changed out the center brad to one of the "screw top" brads". I love the effect!

Here is a closer look at the inked tire treads:

I created a 2-pager sketch with this page! You can check it out here, and enter a page in the Sketch Challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store here!

complete comfort

The Webster's Pages - A Sweet Life collection had the perfect soft and sweet feel to it for this picture I caught of my little guy in his favorite position... sucking his thumb and playing with his ear. LOL! I played with a distressed photo edge in Photoshop, so carried that theme into the whole page by distressing the heck out of all the paper edges, by roughing them up and then adding lots of ink.

Right thumb in mouth, left hand on ear... in the car, watching TV, going to sleep at night... for you, this is it. Complete comfort.

You can find my sketch for this page in the Allyscraps Gallery.