We used to dress our two youngest children as Evangéline and Gabriel and decorate their wagon with Acadian flags to march in the Brighton, Ontario Canada Day Parade for years. (For my non-Canadian friends, Canada Day is the day we celebrate our country – July 1st). Dressing the kids as the story and flying the Acadian flags was a way to honour my Acadian roots.
Chris and Mary always looked so cute, and as they got older, they got involved in the wagon or bicycle decorating themselves. They often won first prize for their participation, and have the trophies to help them remember the days!!
Sketchy Thursdays has their weekly challenge on right now, and Little Shop of Sketches has a design team call out. Participants are to use their sketches in order to participate. Well, I found that the two sketches were very similar in the way they inspired me – and so I based my layout on them both.
I used Basic Grey June Bug Vintage Plaid paper for my background, some leftover Sassafrass (LOVE THAT SCRAPBOOKING LINE) scraps, along with Basic Grey June Bug designer chipboard pieces. I added the white to the background and the clouds using white gesso, and had a blast making the banner. Gold trim was added to many of the pieces using some gold coloured Smooch. Love that stuff!!! Ribbons from my stash.
Here is Sketch Number 82 at Little Shop of Sketches – the sketch that design team applicants are to use for their layout:
Here is Sketchy Thursdays sketch this week:
For me – once I turned their sketch the design elements were similar. I used the white painted clouds and the coloured clouds and sun as well as the banner to symbolize the circles in both sketches, and here is what I ended up with: