Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Pink Designer Post

Hello everyone!

For our March My Pink Designer Post, this was our challenge:

Spring is in the AIR!!!! Let's welcome Spring with the colors YELLOW, GREEN & BLUE. You may use other colors but must have Yellow, Green and Blue somewhere in the project. You must also have some type of Butterfly in your project.

We were also asked to use one or all of the following sets:  Buggy Punnies, Tweetie Hoo Puns, Happiest Moments or More Punny-licious.

And here is the layout I created for this month's challenge. I tried to make the pictures a bit bigger this time.  I *hope* it worked.  But just in case, I left the very last photo "clickable".  That way if you need to, you can increase the size.  You can let me know which method works better in seeing the details of everything. :)

For each flower in the corner of my page:  Using the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge, cut out the same flower in various sizes (starting at 2 1/2" and going down 1/4" each time).  Then, layer on top of one another. I used another cartridge for the centers of my flowers (to replicate what was in the patterned paper). 

For the shutters, I used one dark piece of brown cardstock.  I then adhered three lighter brown strips on top (about 1/4" wide for each one). The "nails" were made using the My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions set. Then, I went over each circle with a brown Bic Mark-It to make them a little less perfectly round (to give it a bit of a distressed feel).

And some of the sentiments:

(The flowers on my patterned paper did not have centers, so I stamped some using the circle from the My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions set.)

And again, the final page...

(click on image for a larger picture)

My Pink Stamper Happiest Moments 
My Pink Stamper Punny-licious
My Pink Stamper Tweetie Hoo Puns
My Pink Stamper Buggy Punnies
My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions
Echo Park Patterned paper (for background and shutters) "Just Dandy" from the Country Drive Collection

Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge - flowers (4) @ 2", (4) 2 1/4", (4) 2 1/2"
Walk in my Garden Cricut Cartridge - flower center (4) @ 1 1/4" (one for each flower)
Flower petals - heart punch then cut in half
Create a Critter Cartridge - frog cut at 2 1/2", chicken cut at 2 1/4", egg, cut at 2 1/4", and butterfly cut at 1 1/4"

EK Success Paper Shaper flower punch
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Scattered Straw)
Bic Mark-It Markers
Shutters and window box were paper pieced by hand. 

Thanks for stopping by!


L.B. said...

Love your window scene on this card and all the cute little sayings...So great!

Simple Creations said...

Great layout! I love all the layers in the flower and all the elements.


Nuts in a Tree said...

Love this lo!

Rhonda :)

tina said...

Great window scene!


Pink Lady's Paradise said...

What a great card! The window scene is perfect and the shutters are amazing!! Fabulous!

Thanks for the inspiration,
Cindy :)

Missy said...

This is darling! I love the layered flowers & the scene your whole layout creates!!

Maria said...

You make the greatest layouts Shelley and this is NO exception! SO much detail. LOVE those shutters and LOVE that your blog matches your project :)

Ruth said...

Thihs is soooo cute and I love that I found your blog!! I have it in my favorites and will be back!!

Brenda said...

Wonderful job creating this layout. The shutters really help it stand out, as well as all the other details. TFS

DIANA L. said...

This came out so awesome I just love all the bright colors and the detail. great job!

Warm n Wonderful said...

Wow, this card tells a whole story.

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