A very happy Monday to you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to go for another week! I’m excited to share with you my second project for The Creative Cutting Challenge design team! The challenge theme this time is For the Girls and it is a wonderful theme to work with! I started thinking about what pictures I could use for a layout, since I love to scrapbook and have so many stories still to tell. As I looked through all the wonderful feminine designs in the Creative Pointe shop I really thought the Floral Frame:
would be perfect for a picture of my daughter and I when she was in Girl Scouts. Since I was her leader and I had a fantastic co-leader who made sure to get pictures of us together, I knew I would have many to choose from. When I found “the” picture, I knew that since the Flower One Set:
has a lovely layered daisy it would help reinforce the sweet age Erin was at the time of the picture. About a Girl currently has a challenge to use lots of flowers, so with this sketch:
from Pamela’s World of Scrap that I felt would be wonderful for this picture, the frame and the flowers and the challenges to use SVGs and lots of flowers this is what I came up with:
For the color scheme, I used a challenge for a Yahoo! Group Scrappin-n-Chattin to use navy blue, yellow and pink, which I really felt would be perfect with the daisies and the photo – I went with Authentique’s Genuine Collection and just used the more solid “b” sides for the yellow, blue and white elements. I used Stampin’ Up! textured cardstock for the pink and Close to My Heart cardstock for the green. I felt that these were colors that worked together.
There was another challenge to use four stamps from one stamp set at Two Peas in a Bucket called the Seeing Double challenge. When I saw how bold the pink looked, I felt it was a little too strong and decided to use a stamp set I really love from Close to My Heart (Hooray Bouquet) that has a couple of different flower shapes (one being a daisy in 3 different sizes/patterns and also includes the sentiment that I used on the frame) – I thought it was the perfect addition and really helped the pink work better on my page. I didn’t glue things down flat because I felt that everything needed to have some dimension and movement so the daisies are only glued at the center and the banners are only glued at the right edge. The frame is mounted on foam tape to give it a little lift also. I used the frame without the center cut-out for the blue base layer since I really felt it would work well to have the same curve at the corners of that layer.
I created my title with a Silhouette Sketch Pen in the Rickles font and then added the words “Girl Scout” and “Daisies” hand-written over the words “friends” and “flowers” with Close to My Heart Markers with a touch of Smooch Pearlized Top Coat over the top to give those words the same shine as the Glitter Sketch Pen lines. I added some sequins from Whimsical Twist to the flower centers around the frame and some Close to My Heart buttons in a diagonal across the page, a tab with the date from a Studio Calico class kit and that’s about it!
I hope you will join in the fun with the challenge! You just need to use an SVG file to participate! And who could resist making something pretty For the Girls?!
Thanks for visiting! Please let me know if you have any questions or just want to tell me how you love the bulldog in the picture for the frame below!
Other materials not already listed: banner cut files from Carta Bella (Silhouette store), ink from Close to My Heart and Stampin’ Up!, adhesive from Glue Dots, Imaginesce, Therm O Web and Xyron