As far back as I can remember, I have loved watching the 60's TV show, Scooby-Doo Where Are You? by Hanna-Barbera. Scooby is just great and the simplicity with which they design the cartoons is great as well.
Being the vintage girl that I am, I adored the 60's costumes and paraphernalia emanating from the show. I never could decide if I wanted to be Velma or Daphne. Velma wears my colors but I always felt too tall for her part. Daphne has the orange-red hair like mine but she wears purple (and I never wear purple). Either way, some day I intend to costume the certain members of my family to look like the gang. Hey, I've even got a few brown dogs! (Does it matter that they are female?)
I had the idea for this scrapbook page after watching episode 8, Foul Play in Funland from season 1. If you've watched the original series you will know which I am talking about. But briefly, the gang goes to an abandoned amusement park and finds a blue robot controlling everything, and obviously, he chases them until they find out what is truly behind the mystery.
With this project I wanted to emphasize the uniqueness of their characters through their predominant colors and other notable aspects, such as Velma's glasses, Daphne's scarf, Scooby's collar, and Fred's ascot, (I couldn't find a satisfying object for Shaggy).
If you are in any way acquainted with my normal style of scrapbooking, and taste in general, you will immediately notice that this piece is a far cry from my others. Where before I dwelt on vintage tones, namely of a muted nature, this time I went bright and bold, like the cartoon itself. It was fun trying something new.
I started with a vibrant pink background and began creating the roller coaster by cutting out thin strips of white paper. I drew a wavy line to represent the rails above and a straight line to represent the bottom of the structure, then cut the strips to size. I crocheted a chain with soft blue crochet thread for the actual tracks and used paint examples for the ombre roller coaster cars. Actually the cars were originally red ombre but near the end I realized red didn't stand out against the pink like I wanted it to. So I layered the yellow cars on top.
Next I printed a picture of the gang and traced them onto separate sheets of cardstock. After finishing the characters I decided I needed a break in the pink, so I added an uneven layer of bright green, which was nice for covering up the bottom of the roller coasters lines.
The idea for the talk boxes, or speech bubbles, was just a thought but I quickly realized it gave a touch of comic book that went nicely with the cartoon feel. My only regret is that my handwriting wasn't as consistent as it would have been if I had printed it. But I really didn't want to hassle with printing out the words and tracing the bubbles over them.
At this point I felt like I was getting close to being done, and yet it needed something more. I wanted to add the bad guy somewhere but did I really want him to be as big as the gang? I considered having him poking his head in from the left side, but opted for the tiny in the roller coaster car.
The tickets were the finishing touch. I wanted an ingenious way to present the pages title and began to go for another speech bubble when I thought of tickets. After resizing them and playing with fonts in Gimp, I printed them onto orange paper, since this is an average color for these kind of tickets, and then glued them on.
And then I was finished.
What do you think? Have you tried anything like this? Or do you scrapbook? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below!