Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sisters - Clear Embellishments

This week on Practical Scrappers, I was challenged to use clear embellishments or transparencies.  I had never used either one of these items so of course I had no clue what I was going to do.  I toyed with the idea of doing something with a transparency but came across these cute bottle cap embellishments at the store and thought of doing this instead.

The pictures are of my little girls who are now 12 and 9 years old.  I drew the flower freehand and then added small circles cut from black and white striped paper.  The bottle caps were placed on top of the larger circles and brightly colored gems were added to the smaller circles. I also added a black gem to the center of the flower to finish the look.

This challenge definitely pushed me out of my box and who knows, I may even try to use a transparency sometime soon.

Thank you for checking out my blog today!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Yellow, Gray, and Sky Blue

Christine challenged the Practical Scrappers Design Team to use a combination of Yellow, Gray, and Sky Blue this week.  I took the challenge and ran with it.  I hope you all like my final product!

Thanks for looking!

February Card Sketch

One of my challenges this week for Practical Scrappers was to use this card sketch by Patty Grau Selah.  Unfortunately, I was having camera issues and didn't get the picture added in time for it to be posted to the website but I still wanted to share it with everyone here. I love the look of this card and I know I will be using this sketch again!

I have been admiring the Aqua and Red color combo lately so I used that and this is what I came up with.  I know it is simple but I love it!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I did this layout of Nice, France using this awesome sketch from Liz Wright Chidester for Practical Scrappers.  I was a little weary of my photo choices at first, but I am happy with the way it turned out.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Altered Paperclip - Carrousel

Today I am sharing a layout of a beautiful 2 story carousel.  For this layout, I added a small embellishment that I have never really played with - a paperclip.  I altered the paperclip by wrapping it in black embroidery floss, adding a flower that I cut with my Cricut, and then adding a fabric flower on top of that.

This is what I ended up with.  

I used a combination of products from several different manufacturers and this is my final product.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Heart Punch

My Ten Things challenge at Practical Scrappers this week was to use a heart punch.

I started by using a 1 inch heart punch and several different patterned papers in various shades of pink, red, black, and white

Originally, I had the idea to sew on the border at the bottom of the page and wasn't quite sure what else I was doing with the layout. But I did know that I wanted to do something fun to frame this adorable picture of my daughter at her Aunt and Uncle's wedding.  I started layering punched hearts around the edged and came up with this ruffled frame that I love!