Thursday, March 25, 2010

Do What You Love

It's Friday again... and we all know what that means.... another challenge at Frosted Designs. This week the challenge is to use acrylic, transparency or vellum in your project. Well.... I have done the vellum thing, but I knew the transparency thing would be a real challenge for me.... so I went for it!! I found these beautiful papers from K & Company that included a full page transparency. It took me a little while to get started... to really figure out the look I wanted... but once I got it going... I had so much fun!! Here is the LO....

I started with a full page transparency that I layed over plain cardstock. I cut the red frame using Ashlyn's Alphabet. I layed the center circle under the transparency with the picture.... Greg and I on Pialoa Beach (The same beach as the LO I did yesterday of Matt and Lauren.) I then took the frame, sanded it, pop dotted it and put it on top of the transparency. I loved the depth it gave right away. Added a few rhinestones, flowers and a bird and called it done!

The tranparency had flowers printed in each corner, so I took some premade K & Company flowers and pop dotted them on top of the transparency. I loved the way it suddenly had so much dimension. I added a lot more flowers to the bottom corner and only a few to the top.... I thought to add a lot to both would take away from the photo. Besides, I love the butterfly and wanted to show it off a bit!!

After I had layered, stickled and added rhinestones to everything I thought needed it, I decided I still was not done. The flowers that were preprinted on the transparency were kind of lost and boring.... so I did what I do best, I added more stickles!! lol!! Seriously though, I couldn't believe what a difference it made... it gave the flowers a whole new look and I must admit... I love it!! So much so, this LO is already framed and hanging in my office!!   When I started, I wasn't sure I was going to stick to this plan... but I am so glad I did... I think it turned out great and I taught myself a lesson in the process!!

Supplies used:
Cricut: Ashlyn's Alphabet
Stickles: I think every color they make is on this one!!
Papers and embellishments: K & Company

Thank you for stopping over and looking at my LO! Now head on over to Frosted Designs and see what my very creative design sisters have to show you... they are amazing, aren't they?!! And after you have done that, get out your supplies and show us what you can do... make sure you link it up so we can enjoy your work too!! And, as always, thank you for your sweet words... I love hearing from you!
Barb :)

8 comments:

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Such a beautiful layout Barb. Really love all the layering and the frame is beautiful. You always do such awesome layouts, love them all.

hugs
Kaye x

Kim said...

And oh girlie, you have got it going on! Love this layout. All the flowers and little deets just draw the eye to the photo, which is fabulous! You rocked this one!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

Barb, this is so beautiful! I love how you added dimension to your page. The picture is great and it shows beautifully on your layout. Another fabulous page! Happy Friday!

Pat said...

Barb this is so beautifully done!

Debbie said...

Barb this is beautiful. Love all the flowers and the colors are beautiful. Everything just flows together so nicely!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Baarb, what a fun page! Don't you love when something you rarely use makes you stretch and with it comes this fantastic dimensional LO. Great job!

Fern said...

What a beautiful layout, Barb!! Fantastic job with the transparency and stickles and you know I love the rhinestones!!! Super job gf!!!!! XXXX

Sandy said...

Well I love the photo first of all...the embellies on this one are fabuloso....adore the bird...just the cutest...you really did a wonderful job with this...when school is out I hope to have time to join in on some of your challenges...it would be so much fun...you are such a crafty girly....love it!!!!

 
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