Saturday, August 27, 2011

Big Boy Birthday Bike

The challenge at ARTastic this month is to use The Playing Claude Renoir by Auguste Renoir as your inspiration, and as an added challenge use ribbon, a photo of a child playing, and create your own background.
Since I'm still working on Jake's 4th birthday I decided his birthday bike pictures would work out great.

My friend Angi is retiring from hand stamping cards which means I got my pick from her collection. I thought this giant stamp of interlocking rectangles she had would work great to make my own background. The blue paper and red ink were inspired by the colors in the painting. I used ribbon to make a "road/sidewalk."

This page was going to look much cooler in my mind and I can't put my finger on what I could have done to make it pop. Doesn't matter! I got his birthday scrapped in less than 10 years and the pictures are cute regardless.


Michelle said...

Cute embellishments! I love the track you have created on your LO. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this month!
Michelle xx

Sarah Rogers said...

Lucky you being able to choose some stamps from your friend, I really like the one you have used on this page, it does make a great background.
Like also how you have used ribbon for the roads/ paths. Thanks for being part of the August challenge at ARTastic.

Shazza said...

Hi nicole!
Love the interlocking stamp you used for your background and the use of ribbon to make a sidewalk....very clever!! Thanks for joining in this month at ARTastic :)

auntangi said...

So happy that you found a use for the stamp...and so quick! I had it for no less than 8 years and never used it once : ) Excellent page!

Lynnda Hosni said...

this is so clever and super cute layout... I love it... Thanks so much for playing along with us over at ARTastic... hugs...xoxo

Peggy said...

I think it looks cool as it is! Very cute page, and I just love your title work! Great job, thank you for joining us at ARTastic.
xxx Peggy