Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Provo Craft Contest Entries

These were my entries for the PC E2 contest. Not winners, but I enjoyed making them and had a lot of fun!

The first is my Cosmo Girl layout. It is supposed to be a magazine cover. I used Base Camp for the lettering, Celebrate With A Flourish for the balloons, Give A Hoot for the butterflies, and Mother's Day Bouquet for the flowers.

I added some Viva Decor pearls to the middle of the flowers and some buttons on opposite corners. I did use my computer to print out the "story headlines" on gray Bazzill cardstock.

My second layout was all done with Paper Studio Birthday Extravaganza paper and mat stack paper! I saw this paper quite a bit on several other entries! I really do love the bright colors. For this one I used Elegant Edges and cut the large green mat, then I used Birthday Bash for the "happy birthday" and finally Mother's Day Bouquet for the flowers. I added a little bling on the flowers and if you look closely, I added a tag behind the top picture mat. I added a lot of aqua colored ribbon to make it appear like it was part of the party hat! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Altered Cabinet Door

Happy Easter everyone. Today I am posting my mother's Easter Day gift. I work for a real estate developer and we have a small area of sample building materials. In the process of purging a few months ago, there were a couple of cabinet doors, among other things, that I couldn't allow to be discarded, so I took them home!

I stripped down the door and then used Rub N Buff in Spanish Copper. It gives the door a metallic sheen. I found a single sheet of paper, which I cut down to fit into the recess of the door. I used one of my Mom's favorite photos of her and her two brothers. I had that reproduced into a 5x7 photo. I then cut out the faces of her Mom and Dad and put them into small frames along with a key and the Tim Holtz love ticket (see bottom right hand corner). I used some sample tile (from the sample room at my office) along the bottom of the recess.

I cut out two different flowers shapes from the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge, put together some flowers, added some bling in the middle. Then I ran across some old lace that I had left over from a project. I made a rosette and added the prima flower to the middle.

I will be entering this into the Cricut Circle Blog's reuse, recycle, repurpose contest! Thanks for looking!