I used a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy to create this layout for the MercyTiara's 27 Day Scrappy Challenge on Facebook. The challenge this month is to do a masculine or boy themed layout. So, I picked these photos from my son-in-law's Facebook page of him jumping his bike and one of his bikes. I cut the tire track, bike with rider and the "BOYS" part of the title with my Silhouette Cameo. I had designed a layout in my Silhouette Studio software as I usually do when working with a sketch. The layout looked incredible (I still kinda like it bettter). Anyway, I pulled up the SS design, found some gray and black paper and cut out the elements and layering papers. Then I sat down at my work area and found a paper pad of cut aparts that I got from Walmart awhile ago. I noticed that there were orange and green elements that matched (or closely matched) the reddish orange and green in the bikes. So, I started cutting them out and inking the edges in gray ink and just started playing. Then I added green enamel dots and orange & black enamel hearts to three areas and added my journalling on a piece of card stock that I cut into a notebook paper piece (I still need to glue it i place. I had to print it at work and forgot to bring a tape runner with me so the journalling is askew in the photo). My original design had ink splatters (to mock mud because the boys are usually covered in mud after riding) but I was afraid to mess it up because I don't do splattering very often and was unsure of myself. What I was originally planning was to print the splatters onto non printable acetate and then rub it on the background. However, I was out of black ink and wanted to get this layout done. I do plan on trying that technique sometime when I get more black ink but for now, I'm calling this one done.