Neon Museum – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday

The end of January is already here and that means it’s time for another Team A ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday reveal.

In keeping with routine, the first sketch of the month is a 2 page layout.

In full disclosure, I created this layout at the end of December. I was still at home on vacation and wanted to use the time to get “ahead” with my scrappy assignments. It turns out it was a brilliant idea as January has been an extremely difficult month for me and I wasn’t sure I’d find my scrappy mojo anytime soon. So the good news is I have a layout I totally love ready to rock for this week’s reveal. The bad news is I put off taking detail shots and recording all my supplies used and it’s just not going to happen at this point. I’ll wing it and do my best! Most of the products were from my stash anyway, so even if you totally loved them, the only place you’d likely find them is in some scrapaholic stash like mine 😉

So here is my layout:
Neon Museum
Supplies used: Patterned Paper-Echo Park, Bo Bunny; Cardstock-Stampin’ UP!, DCWV, American Crafts; Vellum-Stampin’ UP!; Film Ribbon-Tim Holtz; Washi Tape-Tim Holtz; Buttons-American Crafts; Twine-Bazzill Basics; Dictionary Card-Tim Holtz; Stamps-Tim Holtz, American Crafts Dear Lizzy; Ink-Stampin’ UP!, Tim Holtz Distress; Distress Tool-Tim Holtz; Journal Strips-Teresa Collins; Die Cut Machine-Silhouette Cameo; Title Letters-Tim Holtz; Mist-Tim Holtz.

On my last trip to Las Vegas I booked an evening tour of the Neon Museum and managed to get some amazing photos! The total bummer was once again I forgot my CF card for my SLR so I was relying on my trusty point and shoot as well as my iPhone to get these pictures. I say again, because I did this the year prior when I went to the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon and thankfully realized it after the Hoover Dam and managed to put a card in the camera for the rest of the trip.

I loved seeing the signs, even though not all of them light up anymore. I love the work they do to restore these amazing Las Vegas icons. I did not love that I was perpetually scolded during the tour because I had to lag behind to get clean photos of the signs because I am short and the tour was busy. I was also scolded for my foot touching a barrier rock when I crouched down to get another sign photo. So – signs great, history great, being treated like a delinquent child was not.

The photo on the left is from the Moulin Rouge, arranged to look like it says “in love”. They say many lovers get their pictures taken in front of this sign on the tour. The Stardust sign is simply a Vegas icon, and the movie Casino was loosely based on the history of the Stardust (a different name was used in the movie). The Neon Boneyard park sign sits just outside the museum and features lettering from the iconic casinos in the area. I wish I could remember all but so far Caesar’s Palace and Binions are the only ones that come to mind. To the right is a sign from the El Cortez, a true survivor in Vegas – the longest continuous running hotel and casino in Las Vegas, since 1941.

So, with all that being said I took a real Tim Holtz grungey look and feel to the page. I made sure to distress the edges of the patterned paper, ink all in my go-to of Vintage Photo. I used the matching mist on the kraft background, as well as stamped with Tim Holtz coffee stain and splatter stamps. I cut the notepaper border, frames, and viewfinders with my Silhouette. I ruffled up the washi tape then stitched it on. I did my journaling on a Teresa Collins 3×4 pocket page card then cut it apart.

Here is the sketch we had for inspiration:

So now it’s your turn! Head on over to the ScrapMuch? blog and see what the rest of the team has created. And then of course I’d love for you to play along and share your creations with us! We had so many amazing pages linked up in January! Make sure you link up and share with us what you create and you could win an awesome ScrapMuch? prize! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous February.

PS – It’s Super Bowl weekend! GO PATS!

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