Monday, April 12, 2010

Got Game?

My child is a hockey player but I'm not the typical hockey mom. Because of my profession I'm usually roistered with his team as well, as the medical person. So what fun for me when Brendan's team played Derek's (my nephew). The boys have always wanted to play against each other. Now Brendan is a travel player and this season we were AA, Derek played AAA but a year younger. It's not uncommon for AAA teams to play against AA teams the year above them and that is what happened.

To capture this moment I chose this sketch from Sketchabilities.

And turned it into this:

Not all the photos are from the game but I wanted to achieve a quick over all hockey layout and be done with it.

To really give my title depth I pop dotted some of the letters and over lapped them a bit. The "A" is actually double pop dotted. I used my new Don Juan cartridge for the font. I put my Cricut reward points to good use recently.

In the sketch you'll notice the flower cluster in the lower right corner, now I could not use flowers on a hockey layout so I did cluster of hockey junk. To kick off the season we had a meet and greet for the team at our house. I made a fun center piece for the table with a hockey player off the paper dolls cart, one for each kid. A had a few left after the party, so I cut one apart to make my gathering. Some of the pieces are pop dotted. (Yes I have a pop dot addiction.)

The sketch had a scalloped border, again a bit to girly for hockey so I used an EK tab punch and cut the piece in half to create a unique border. The hockey sticks and pucks are from the center piece and layered with a maple leaf. (Yes pop dotted!)

Well I hope I've encouraged you to try a sketch. This site has some wonderful ones. I want to challenge you to use an old punch in a different way. Maybe a bit of the unexpected. What are you waiting for, get going and create something fun.


Jingle said...

This is a great layout!!!

Unknown said...

wow that is a such a great Layout

Stacy said...

I love that layout. I especially like how you made the letters look dimensional by overstacking them the way you did.
Great job

Java Jen's Creations said...

Love how you did this layout! I, too, really like the dimension you added to the title! Thanks for sharing!

Java Jen