Monday, April 16, 2012

Paper Girls Challenge #6

It's my turn to host over at The Paper Girls Challenge blog!

I decided to use this photo for the challenge's inspiration:

Here are the projects I created:
For my card I used the colors as inspiration. I took a grey cardbase, yellow woodgrain paper, white homemade washi tape, and yellow dot purchased tape. I fussy cut some Authentique flowers and stamped a sentiment.

I went a little more literal with my layout.
I cut 2-inch squares of clear acetate, then cut 1 3/4-inch squares of Authentique Blissful paper. I adhered the clear squares over the paper (using spray adhesive) so they'd look like the frames in the inspiration photo.

I die cut a branch from the Straight from the Nest cartridge to help anchor my photo.

I hand-cut a banner and stamped my simple sentiment from a Unity/Authentique stamp:

I am entering the layout over at Stampin Sisters in Christ #135 which is to use something transparent.

I also tried to use this sketch from Authentique's monthly challenge:
I initially had hexes cut out but just wasn't feeling it. I stared at my LO for hours. Then I switched to squares and that's when it all came together. The title was moved to the bottom. I added extra squares instead of those hangy things. And added a branch instead of a bow. It's funny how one vision is transformed into something else. I was totally stressed about this project, but then making those few changes turned it into a layout that I finally love!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come play with The Paper Girls and the other two challenges!

Card Supply List:
SU Basic Grey cardstock
MME Miss Caroline All Dolled Up
Authentique Blissful 6x6
Unity Stamp Hello My Friend
Up & up printed tape
SU basic Grey ink

LO Supply List:
Authentique Foundations paper
 Authentique Blissful 6x6 papers
SU Basic Grey cardstock
Straight From the Nest cartridge
I-rock and stones
Unity Stamps Authentique co-branded stamp set "you + me= bliss"
SU Basic Grey ink


Staci said...

The card is adorable and the layout is amazing! I love the look of it, especially with the clear acetate.

Kristine said...

*gasp* Oooh, that is sooo COOL! Love the acetate on top of your squares... it does kinda "mute" the dp a li'l bit to let your photo on top shine and be the focal point. LOVE IT! And your card is so pretty too. Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week *Ü* Blessings, ~kris

Lovely Linda said...

WOW what gorgeous projects you have created - love the layout and the acetate - it has sucha fabulous effect! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Rochelle said...

Beautiful card and LO. I love how you used the paper squares. Genius!