Monday, June 17, 2013

Love to Scrap! Easter in Bloom Layout

The Challenge
Welcome to the latest challenge for Love to Scrap! entitled "No Cards Allowed!" Any type of project can be entered, except for cards. I made a layout about going to Knott's Berry Farm with my nephew during Easter week. They had some special events during Knott's Berry Bloom.

The Sketch
I saw this Becky Fleck sketch on Pebbles Inc.'s blog last October and I stored it in the back of my mind, just waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it. It was a great fit with my photos and paper collection, so I was glad to finally be able to use such a cute sketch.

The Details
I chose American Crafts' Dear Lizzy's 5th & Frolic collection because of its beautiful spring colors. I cut out some Polaroid shapes from a piece of patterned paper in the collection and arranged those as the background grid to replicate the squares. The centers of the Polaroids were white so I filled some with different patterned papers or mini photos. I also left some as is. 

I mostly followed the sketch except I moved the main photos from the right to the left side of the page to better accommodate my journaling block. The little boy and girl graphics on my journaling block would have covered too much of the photo. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Digi Stamps, who I just love. They gave all the DT members a different image to work with. I chose AKV sign it since it was so versatile and looked perfect for a journaling block. I actually imported the stamp into Silhouette Studio Designer and made a print and cut file. I printed it on my printer, then the Cameo cut it out for me so I wouldn't have to fussy cut around stick people with all those thin appendages. This technique is a great time saver, especially if you have to print and cut multiples of the same image. I then colored the image with Copics. 

Lastly I used some American Crafts foam alphabet stickers for my title. The foam alpha are pliable and much easier to maneuver than chipboard alphas. Also the adhesive is better so they don't fall off like the chipboard letters. I was at a crop and my friend Becky donated these letters to me since I only had black alphas with me. 

The challenge runs until June 23 and the winner will receive 7 digital stamps from Bugaboo Digi Stamps. Please join us and link up your creation or just drop by Love to Scrap! to see all the other projects from the design team.

I'm entering this in:
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Challenge #12: Bright and Breezy
Make it Monday - #145 Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - #44 Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts - June Anything Goes

Thanks so much for flutterin' by,


Becky said...

I adore this! Love the digi. Works perfectly!

Leslie said...

What a great layout and use of the sketch. Love the squares!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great job Michelle. I love the polaroid effect.

Leanne said...

Wow girl this is amazing, another fantastic layout....very fun! Love it!

Samara said...

Super cute layout! I love the colors.

Pamela said...

This is fabulous! I really love it! :)

D's Paper Studio said...

Beautiful. I love the design and colors. I downloaded the sketch to use. thanks

Kimberly Kett said...

This is fantastic! I LOVE it!

Lisa Echerd said...

Great take on the sketch! I love how you used Polaroids for the squares. Wonderful twist!

Dictionary said...

This came out great. Wonderful take on the sketch!

BrendaB said...

This is so cute! Love the way your little kids are peeking out from behind the journaling block!

Fleursbydesign said...

Great layout love the Polaroid squares :)

Unknown said...

oh my this is stunning and beautiful.....really inspirational and makes n=me want to getting scrapping again myself.

Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge this month.
Claire x

Mema's Crafts said...

Super cute layout. Thanks for stopping by Mema's Crafts and playing with us this month. Come again real soon.

Sylvia said...

Fabulous layout, lovely bright and breezy colours. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge this month.

Sylv xx

Crafting Vicky said...

Wow this is a really fabulous layout!!! Love the details and cheerful colors you have used.

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Cindy said...

Gorgeous LO! Love the bright colors!!

Thank you so much for sharing at Make it Monday!

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