Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lauren

Not even going to lie... I have some serious bling on this project! I had a total blast with this LO!! When I saw the sketch over at Stuck On U Sketches, I knew instantly which picture I was going to use. It is a picture of my youngest daughter when she was about 3 years old and is my favorite! Seriously, How precious is she?! (I know... I sound so much like a mother!) I used so many supplies on this one, I really should have written down as I went... but that probably would have impeded my creativity and we can't have that now can we?!! (Trust me, once it gets going, you don't want to stop it! It may be a while before it comes around again!)


But before I get that list going... thank you to Sandy for your amazing creativity! You are so amazing and talented... and for that, I stole one of your ideas! I love the way you use the pages out of books as embellishments on your LOs... so I did the same! I used it on my butterflies and I totally love the way they turned out! If you have not checked out Sandy's work, hop on over to Details by Sandy and check it out!


Alright...now we will see what kind of memory I have....
I started with papers from SEI (Keepsakes), We R Memorie Keepers (Tiffany's), DCWV (Metallic Stack), and DCWV (Neutral Cardstock Stack)

Cricut Cartridges used were: Stone Script, Storybook, Hannah Montana, Plantin Schoolbook, Walk in My Garden


For the title, I cut out Lauren using Stone Script and covered it with German Glass Glitter (silver)... Love this stuff... it adds serious BLING to a project! And we all know how I like bling!


The Flowers were cut using the blackout feature for one of the leaves. I then emobssed the white and dark pink ones with my Cuttlebug, wrinkled them all up, stretched them back out and chalked them with Cat's Eye fluid chalk in charcoal and a random pink one that I no longer have a label on! (Sorry about that!) The light pink flowers were sanded around the edges, wrinkled up, stretched back out and sanded some more. I liked the way the white core of the cardstock was showing so I did not chalk these. I thought they needed a little bling so I did a quick shot of Opalescent Spray Glitter (Flora Craft)on them. I finished them off with some small pearls from Recollections. I tucked some ribbon (random stuff in my stash) behind some of them then I pop dotted a few of them and layered others.


The butterflies were cut using the Hannah Montana cartridge then I Stickled them with black diamond. After that dried, I decided it didn't have enough bling for me yet, so I added some Star Dust Stickles to the base of the body! (Much better!) The bottom layer of the butterflies are pages from a random book that I will never read! (Which is a good thing since it has some missing pages now!!) I put some pearl strands behind to make them look like they are flying. (A little symbolism for my sweet baby girl... )

Other random supplies used included: Pink gemstones (The Paper Studio), Embossing Tinsel (Ranger) which I know is kind of hard to see on the layout... it is stamped on (with stamps that no longer have a label either!) in the upper and lower corners on the left side of the page.

Challenges this Layout is being used for:
Stuck on U Sketches: Sketch design
Practical Scrappers: Embossing (Powder embossing and Cuttlebug embossing)

I really think that covers it... Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my layouts... I sincerely love to hear your comments...

15 comments:

Sheila McShea said...

WOW!!! Sandy and all the ladies at SOUS will be soooo proud of you and this LO! It is awesome! The colors are perfect, and detail... WOW. I hope mine turns out as well as yours!

Karen said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! It's amazing that you can take a sketch, and from that grows this fabulous work of art! I'm intrigued with the pleated ribbon that you used -- what a great touch! Lovely work!

Brenda Benoit said...

one word..Stunning....

Sandi Clarkson said...

Wo, Barb, left you a comment on the MB but this is just fantastic! Love the bling and those flowers are great ... I love to do crumpling too. Great job on this .. and yes, she is a cutie!

Tanya Rudd said...

This is one of the most beautiful layouts I have ever seen. Thank you for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
Hugs
Tanya

Leah said...

oh my! what a page! SO many wonderful things to go around and see...really, how awesome is Sandy. I too find a TON of inspiration from the friends I've made through crafting, my SOUS friends.
and yes, that picture is beyond precious!

Nanne said...

OH! this is just breath takingly beautiful.. I adore those colors and papers.. Your DD is so cute in that photo and those flowers give it such a sweet soft touch..
Thank you so much for playing along with us this week.. :O)
hugs
Nanné

Kim said...

Hey there sister, wow, you knocked my socks off with this one! Stunning layout and all the incredible details! Thanks for playing with us this week at Practical Scrappers!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Jamie Lane said...

Beautiful layout, love all the bling and embossing! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

Sandy said...

OHHHHHHHH! I LOVE THIS! I adore the colors and all the creative elements you've added...that butterfly is to die for...no more carts, no more carts....LOL...never EVEN thought about Hannah cart...see what you've done. This is so beautiful...thanx so much for joinging in on the fun @ SOUS, we are so lucky to have your support and creative input...thanx for the toot too...you are so sweet!

Debbie said...

This layout is so beautiful! I love pink and brown! The flowers are what caught my eye. So elegant. The picture is precious.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog...and the Lauren layout is gorgeous...thanks for the details very helpful!
sharon barrett

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

I love it! The butterfly is do die for.... Love the colors and the picture is just adorable. Another great one!

Jamie said...

all i can say is WOW!!!

Brenda said...

WOW this is beyond amazing!!! I love all the details you added just perfect! Abd the photo awww what a cutie!!! I use that butterfly a lot!!
hugs
Brenda

 
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