Welcome back for day 2 in our Olympic celebrations! How did you do on your biathlon and sprint layouts? Did you find a lovely starting point for a new layout? We hope that you enjoyed everything and are looking forward to today!
Today we have one event to share. One event, six new layouts, and some sketches. It's going to be a good one!
Our third Scrapolympic event is the Skeleton. Skeleton racing involves plummeting head-first down a steep and treacherous ice track on a tiny sled. It is considered the world's first sliding sport.
Here is the official Olympic history statement.
Men’s skeleton made two early appearances on the Olympic programme at its “ancestral” home of St. Moritz in 1928 and 1948. It was then dropped until it reappeared as a men’s and women’s event at Salt Lake City in 2002.
The Skeleton was so named as the early frames bore a vague resemblance to a skeleton. We couldn't think of a better way to scrapbook today, than to strip a layout down to its most basic elements and then grow it from there.
SKELETON = LAYOUT - TRIMMINGS + NEW STUFF
Today we have 6 competitors from Writeclickscrapbookland comprising Team BoneyardScraps: Amy Sorenson, Jennie McGarvey, Sue Althouse, Cristina Scrap, Francine Clouden, and Marnie Flores. They each picked a layout from our February gallery, stripped it bare, and built it up into a new and inspirational work of art.
Let's see what they have come up with.
Amy used Sue's layout as the basis for her layout. Once she took it down to its skeleton, she decided to add an extra picture, even though it would mean less visible patterned paper as she knew her story needed all three pictures! Amy also added a little bit extra to the bottom left corner. And, following Sue's example, Amy even handwrote her journaling (which she hardly ever does!).
Jennie used Stephanie's layout as her starting place. Substituting out two photos for one, she left much of the remaining remaining, such as the three layers on the bottom, and the two horizontal tags peeking out from behind the photos. Jennie increased the size of her background patterns and reduced the repeating title to two lines, creating the perfect backdrop for her photos.
Sue chose Jina's layout to strip down. We love what she did to put it back together. She lengthened the left photo which gave the layout a much more symmetrical feel, true to Sue's style. The placement of the tags also helps to create a central square which grounds the entire layout beautifully.
Cristina also looked to Jina's layout for her Skeleton event layout. She added an extra photo and lifted them onto a more even horizontal plane. She chose an amazing color scheme and added the perfect embellishments.
Francine started with Kate's layout for its simplicity and because the white background jumped out at her. To break down the layout she ignored everything but the major elements: photos, title and journaling, and used those to come up with the sketch. Francine worked from the sketch rather than working directly from Kate's layout as she didn't want to be influenced by the other elements in Kate's layout. Francine felt this helped her go from a page about a teenager to a page about my toddler.
Marnie also used Stephanie's layout. She picked Stephanie's as it has so many many layers and she was interested to see if following Stephanie's layout would help her learn to use layers more easily and more beautifully.
Now it's your turn! Pick a layout from our February gallery. Strip it down and make something out of it. Something lovely. We have the sketches from today available for you to download as layered templates as well. Use them if they help. And if you make one of your own that you would like to share, leave us a link. Here are the layered sketches:
Have fun with your skeleton layouts and we will see you tomorrow for more!