Friday, May 31, 2013

Happy Friday!

With all of the traveling and stuff this month I forgot a card I did manage to sneak in between things. This was a lift of one of my talented friends Paulien Van Den Bosch's beautiful cards, she is so talented and is such an inspiration to me with all of her beautiful cards, layouts and OTP projects! You can see Paulien's card that I lifted here, Paulien's card. Here is my lift of Paulien's card.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Monkey Tree

Wow I can't believe I haven't blogged since the end of April! May has been a crazy month. I had to go down to the mainland at the beginning of the month to have my yearly check up at the MS Clinic with my neurologist and I stayed there to visit with the kids. My dh then flew down to Vancouver and we went down to Las Vegas for 6 days, super hot weather and we had a blast. Since getting home we've been so busy doing yard stuff etc I haven't really had time to do anything else.

I do have another Design Team project for Meg's Garden to share with you.I love this photo of my grandson playing on a maple tree and I thought the colors of the tree would go perfectly with the reds in the “Ode to a Summer’s Day” collection. I used the “Summers Day” as my background paper. The next layer is a piece of light green cardstock which I punched the corners on.  I then used one of the pretty square doilies from Meg’s Garden and the final two paper layers were a “Summers Day” and a “Summers Dance”.

I took a piece of cheese cloth from my stash and sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist in “Lily Pad” and then dried it with my heat gun. I decided where I wanted to lay my photo and then glued the cheese cloth down running from the left side and bottom of the photo and poking some pieces underneath where the photo would be and glued my photo down. For my flower cluster I used the white meadows, burgundy/cream open paper roses, rose pink open paper roses and champagne kisses. I love the champagne kisses flowers, there are different sizes in the pack and the color is so soft, they would go perfect on any layout with any papers! I also took a couple of the wire stems that I cut off the flowers and wound them around a thin paint brush, so when I took them off I had little curly Q’s to pop into the flower cluster. I used some alpha stickers from my stash for the title and then added a few gems to the layout to finish it off. Here's a closeup of the flowers and cheesecloth.
Materials Used From Meg's Garden
Papers - P6337 Summers Dance
                P6333 Summers Day
Bond 25 Square Doilies
Flowers - White Meadows
                 Burgundy/Cream Open Paper Roses
                 Rose Pink Open Paper Roses
                 Da801 Champagne Kisses

Other items used
Pale green cardstock
Alpha stickers 
"Lily Pad" Tattered Angels Glimmer mist
Green Gems
Thanks so much for stopping by and having a look at my projects, have a great day!