Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hoarding, Spots and Dots


I have a project to share today that I am VERY in love with at the moment.  Firstly, (is that a real word?) Momo over at Made by Momo posted a challenge yesterday to incorporate Spots and Dots into our projects.  I very much enjoy polka dots at the moment, so I was quite excited for this challenge.  While selecting materials I pulled out my package of Crate Paper 'Brook' items.  Awhile ago I posted that I had gone to Scrapfest for a weekend full of scrapbooking, shopping and fun (you can see that post HERE).  While I was there I bought everything I could find from the Crate Paper 'Brook' line.  My dad always used to tell me that 'blues and greens should never be seen, unless they are in the washing machine'.  He was wrong.  So very very wrong.  This line is amazing. SOOOOOO many beautiful papers and accents. In beautiful colours of blues and greens (haha) and yellows and browns and it is just pure wonderfulness. I have been hoarding it since then.  I keep pulling it out just to look at it.  And FINALLY I have used some of it.  Just a tad.  I didn't want to use it all up too quickly.  But the end result is something I love..

Everything that I used for this layout is from the Crate Paper 'Brook' line with the exception of one brad (from my stash) and the blueish turquoise crystals (BoBunny - FlutterButterButtons)

1) Starting with the brown paper (Wild Flowers) I did an inside cut on the paper creating a 2 inch border.  I set the middle piece aside for use on another project.

2) Next, using the blue paper (Branch) I did another inside cut, this time creating a 1 1/2 inch border.  Setting the frame aside, I used the inside piece, and did yet another inside cut, creating a 1 inch border.  I kept the frame from this, and set aside the remaining inside piece.  The frame should end up being 9 x 9.

3) Using the yellow spotted paper (Sunshine) I cut an 8 x 8 square.  The beige patterned paper is the reverse of this yellow spotted paper.  I cut a 11 1/2 x 2 inch strip of this as well.

4) I adhered all of my pieces together to create my background (blue to brown, yellow to blue, beige strip almost all the way across the page).

5) I selected two border stickers from the collection.  The scalloped one is normally full circles, however I trimmed it in half to create the scallop effect.  I attached the scallop border first, and then the polka dotted one above it.

6) Next I selected various flowers and circles from the precut cardstock accents, chipboard stickers, and rub-ons, and fiddled with their arrangement until I was happy with how they looked.  I added the brads and crystals to balance out the arrangement.

I am not entirely finished with this page.  I am not sure which pictures I will use, but when I decide I may add a title as well.  But I do love it as is at the moment.

Just as a side note, this is the back side of my layout.  Look at how gorgeous these papers are, that even without trying to match them, they look phenomenal together.  This collection is too wonderful.

I hope you enjoy what I put together today! 

Please leave a comment.  I love to hear from you!



Mari AKA Momo said...

Lisa is soo stunning! I absolutely LOVE these colors together and the embellishments you used are just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your talent with me and for joining my challenge! XOXO Momo

Cricut Me That said...

The colors, the flowers, the layout - just wonderful!!!


Maria Matter said...

wow, this is gorgeous Lisa!!!!

Theresa said...

This is just a wonderful project. I love all the spots and dots. Great job!

Liz said...

I love this! The cluster of embellishements is beautiful, and I love these colours together too!

Mrs. A said...

Hi Lisa,
I wanted to say thanks for the words of encouragement! I actually started following your blog yesterday and love everything you make :-)
~Molly (Mrs. A)

Tammie said...

Tell Dad that the blues and greens look great together! Nice job!

joeygirl86 said...

Wow..awesome Lo! I love all the details! Thanks for sharing with us!

critterbugg365 said...

Great spots and dots! OMG I just realized I wasn't a follower yet...I'm sorry (ooooppppsy!) I think you're projects are beautiful Lisa!

DORCAS said...

This is a gorgeous layout! WOW! Love it! Thanks for sharing!



Fantastic LO , love the color, flowers , love everithing.
I think you did a great job

You're invited to visit my blog and sign up to my follower

Rhonda Emery said...

cute I am now a follower



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