Monday, April 9, 2012

Ticket to Ride

Good Morning! Today is Crafty Challenge day at Two Scrapbook Friends. I adore the days when I get to be the issuer of a challenge and to inspire my crafty friends to create a card or layout. Today`s challenge is to use tickets on your design.

I used Echo Park`s Boy`s Life to create this back to school design for Adriane`s return to Grade Three. I had saved these bright yellow tickets from an event my hubby and I attended and they worked perfectly!

I like to work on white a lot (as you may notice) and I have been loving the effect of splattering my watercolours. Watercolours dry quickly and with the help of the heat tool, there is little or no wait time.

Using my Silhouette, I cut various file folder tabs from the patterned paper. I layered them under the photo which had been 5x7. I narrowed the photo so it fit in the design better; don`t be afraid to do that if something just isn`t working.. I took a page out of my BFF Ann`s book and cut several fonts for my longer title. The big number three is also cut with the Silhouette and tied with Twinery Twine. After adding some strips to anchor the design I stitched and added the tickets. The apple is from Simple Stories and adds that last little bit of school related charm.
I liked how this turned out and I hope it has inspired you to create your own designs featuring TICKETS. Please stop by our gallery and forum to play along and see what everyone has created!

Until next time, keep doing what you love to do!


  1. I love your layout and your challenge!
    Joanne xo

  2. This is fabulous Christa! Such a fun layout!

  3. great color scheme and such a sweet layout!

  4. I absolutely love the title!! Love how you combined different fonts. And I also like the tickets you have tucked everywhere, great page!

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog! You are welcome to use the sketch if you like! I'd be honored, and would be happy if you came back and left me a note if you make something with the sketch! It'll be great to see! Thanks!

  6. Love your layout Christa. It is so bright and colourful. Your title is so fun and interesting. Way to go!

  7. Christa, your layout is so bright and refreshing!!! The white background is perfect!! Love it!!! Hugs!!

  8. Wonderful page! Love the layering and your colors!