Friday, March 19, 2010

Think Spring...

Are you all as ready for spring as I am?!!! At Frosted Designs this week, it's all about SPRING!!!! So, create some LOs/cards/projects with flowers and link them up at FD! We would love to see what you create! And while you are there, check out my design team sisters.... they are so amazing and so talented!! I get so many ideas from them!! Hopefully you will too!

Have any of you seen Alice in Wonderland yet? Silly question... of course you have!!! Well.. I went with my daughters (18 & 20) and their friend. The movie was great and we enjoyed it, but the best part of going with them came at the credits. As they were sitting there chatting, they became completely mesmorized by the screen. As the credits are rolling, there is this dark garden gate that continues to change as vines grow, flowers bloom and the whole screen is turned into a beautiful garden! (At least this is the way I remember it!) But the girls were so fascinated by the changing flowers and colors, it really caught my eye and was the inspiration behind this LO! That is why I had to include a little blue caterpillar and mushrooms!! LOL!!

I don't know if you remember my family LO from techinique week at Frosted Designs, (you can find it by clicking HERE) but I had some flowers I had made from coffee filters and Glimmer Mist. Well, I made too many circles but kept them. Which was good because I pulled them out for the LO!! The flowers on here are those same circles. I spiral cut them, rolled them up and glued them. When they dried, I added a little liquid pearl to the petals and there you go!! A totally different flower for this LO!! I also used a punch to cut some of the smaller flowers with the rhinestones in the middle.

The vines and leaves were all cut by hand using felt as were the mushrooms. I thought the mushrooms needed a little more decoration so I added a lot of stickles!! I love the way they turned out!! The dragonflies have stickles and seed beads added to them for a little extra bling! The gate was welded together using my gypsy. Oh... and I guess I should give you a little info about the photo... I had Lauren at the zoo last summer and they were doing face painting! She insisted on a very large pink butterfly! When we got home, she insisted on putting on this fairy outfit and then going outside for a photo shoot! She was seriously cracking me up, but I did get some great photos!! They are only young once.... right?!!!!

Supplies used:
Cricut Carts: Easter, Gypsy Wanderings, Home Decor, Jasmine, Walk in my Garden
Papers: DCWV Pocket Full of Posies Stack, Shimmer stack
Stickles: just about every color
Glimmer Mist: Marshmallow (On the background for added sparkle!)
Misc. Fiber, Rhinestones, and Brads
Martha Stewart border punch 
Cuttlebug for photo mat



9 comments:

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Barb I love it! So amazing and so much detail. I have a question though, the clip at the top of the picture, do you take the second metal piece off or not? I can never get mie to lay flat enough for my liking!

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

Good morning sunshine! I love your page with all the swirls, colors and details. The edges are so pretty! and your flowers are fabulous, I will have to try those, never made them like that. Your daughter is so pretty! This is a great picture too. You have a blessed and wonderful Friday! Keep smiling & scrappin'!

Fern said...

What a beautiful Butterfly Princess you have there, Barb!!! Super sweet photo, and look at you, becoming such an expert on flower making!!! The flowers, vine and mushrooms are amazing and your layout is just beautiful, Barb!!!! XXXX

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Barb this page is lovely!!! Your daughter is beautiful! Look at the detail and free hand cutting!!! and the glimmer mist just adds just the right sparkle. The flowers are beautiful and look how proud that little worm is! LOVE THIS PAGE it is soooo much fun.

Kim said...

Barb, This is gorgeous! I simply adore the flowers you made! This layout is so refreshing and beautiful. Just perfect for spring! Love all the little details, the dragonfly, mushrooms, and other little bugs. That photo is gorgeous!!!!!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Pat said...

WOWSERS!!!!! This LO is awesome! I love all the detail to this page.

Sharon said...

Your layout is wonderful Barb. You really captured the spring look with the fantastic embellishments. Your attention to the little details is amazing.
Hugs,
Sharon xx

Rainbow said...

OMG Dear Barb! I am so sorry for not commenting on this!!! I got so crazy happy the other day with the award that I forgot to see this page!! lol
I LOve this lo!! wow you did amazing!! all these vines are so beautiful and colorful!! amazing cut work!!
Lovely lo my friend!!
Hugs
Lidia

Brenda Benoit said...

Beautifull..lovin the frame and punched paper..

 
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