I wanted to share this sketch with you, because I plan on postponing today's Pinterest Inspired post till tomorrow. This will be the sketch I'm going to use, and the pictures I'm going to scrapbook are about a wild snow storm we had this past spring- we got a foot or two of snow in a day, and then more after that. It was insane. Remember how we thought spring would never come? Now I'm dreading summer being over!
Why would I say that? I know, its a dirty thought. But, I mention it because Canadian Scrapbooker has their new submission calls posted for the winter season. If you've been considering submitting your work for publication, nows the time to do it!
This sketch originally was found over at Scrapbook.com. You can find it by following THIS link. Its fun, isn't it? I'm thinking about changing the banners to snowflakes. We'll see...
I thought the spring themed patterned paper in the background worked well to highlight the confusion and troublesome period we're currently in the midst of, and the owl I thought helped further hit that home. The banner is a Jillibean label, intended for Christmas, but I thought the phrase was another clever way to explain that (hopefully) this is only temporary, therefore a 'season' in our lives.
To make life simpler, I just used my computer to type out the journalling, using a font called LiSong Pro. I wanted to use something that had a typewriter feel to it. I originally wanted something that had a real weathered and distressed look to it, but I couldn't find anything that fit the bill. Of the typewriter fonts that my computer contains, this was my favorite.
Lastly, to add a bit more interest, I ran the owl through my Cuttlebug, using a polka dot embossing folder, then popped it up with some 3D dots. The banner is also pop dotted. I used my Stamin' Up water color pencils to color him in, using brown, black and grey, and orange for the beak and feet.