It's hard to say goodbye to football season, isn't it? Well, the games may be over but the memories can live on. In scrapbooks! Hi, it's Maureen and I'm here today with an idea for you to commemorate those big game day events.
I have done a football themed scrapbook layout for you today that incorporates the ABC Lower Case Letter Stencils, the Mini Helmet Shaker and Game On Chipboard Sentiment as well as the Fall Sequins mix. The colors you choose are up to you!
This was a great memory for me a few years back, as my 2 girlfriends from college and I went back to our alma mater and performed in the 100th anniversary marching band celebration as alumni members. We were once on the auxiliary team "back in the day" and it was so great to get together for the weekend and reminisce.
To bring in the homecoming theme, I started with the Mini Helmet Shaker. I decided to paint the background piece and top rim piece in a golden yellow acrylic paint, to match the school colors. After it dried, I painted the face guard (is that what you call it??) black.
The shaker was then filled with the Fall Sequins mix, and I added some maroon colored beads as well. From there, I applied the acetate top (don't forget to take off that protective plastic!) and then the top border.
Next, I worked on the title. I knew I wanted the title to look like a sunset, since the band's logo for the event was a sun. I decided to make my own letters with stamping inks, a blender sponge and the ABC Lower Case Letter Stencils. This worked out so great! I love the large size of these letters.
I started with the lighter color, the yellow, on the bottom. Then I sponged back over the stencil with the burgundy at the top. Let the ink run dry when you get to the middle, and I recommend a circular motion when you apply the ink. After the letters were done, I trimmed them with a small detail scissors.
I made some flag panels to add pops of color to the page - this is a subtle shout-out to my fellow "flag-line" girls from marching band! For this I used a punch to give me a starting guideline on the paper then hand-trimmed the arrows until I was satisfied. Next time, I'd maybe try a die cut - getting the lines straight is trickier than it looks.
For the other part of my title, I used a bumper sticker from the event and then decided to grab the Game On Chipboard Sentiment. I did this in a past project and really liked it. First I cut the word "game" off, base-coated it in black paint, then covered the letters with a gold Stickles glue. It makes the whole piece pop!
The remaining items are secured to the page with an adhesive that is suited for scrapbooks. I may add journaling later, but with the addition of the mum stickers I had in my stash, I think it is a great testament to a homecoming game, and the amazing friends that we still are today!
I hope you enjoyed this clean and simple layout - if you want to try it yourself, I have a few supplies below for you as well. See you next time, Clear Scraps friends!
Additional supplies: maroon/gold/white scrapbook paper, Distress inks in burgundy and yellow, detailing scissors, flower stickers, Stickles glitter glue in gold