Friday, February 26, 2010

It's not easy being CUTE!

Hi friends!! Well, I do not know about you guys...but I am soooo ready for spring that the inspiration for this layout is the papers color!!! I wanted to scrap the great shades of spring & found this cute pic of my sister- Elaine!! She was & is such a cutey!! I am usually inspired by the photo..but this time the papers led the way & the photo followed!!

I used the my May 2009 My Creative Scrapbook kit that featured Crate's Lillian collection. I have a stack of untouched kits from 2009 that I had not gotten a chance to use due to our move... now that we are all settled I am able to use them... it is like getting them delivered twice!!

I also used Liz Qualman's Sunday Feb 21 sketch. Check out her sketches..they are very inspiring!
I used the pink Crate shield & a duplicate one cut from the green papers-both included with the kit. I layered the shield to give it some extra detail. The pink layer was inked with Distress worn lipstick & a dab of Distress broken china, & the green was inked with Distress peeled paint & the broken china. I then "dotted" the outer green shield with black fabric paint! I love the shiny finish fabric paint has! I punched circles from a medium circle punch & inked the edges with both green & blues & adhered them under the ribbon as a scallop.

The small lettering is Pink Paislee Holly Doodle stickers that I inked with Black Ranger alcohol ink. The "cute" is Basic Grey Euphoria chip letters that were originally white. I also inked these with the Ranger black alcohol ink.

I used some Kaiser rub-ons for the photo & some Maya Road rub-ons for the little owl & bird. They were cut leaving a small edge around the outline that I inked to give it more of a finished appearance!

All flowers were made using various punches & dies that are layered, inked & attached with a brad. Smaller flowers were made using the same punches as the top layer of large flower. I scattered these with some small flourishes cut with my Sizzix Big Shot. The little stems are from one of my favorite punches made by EK Success.
I had a great time doing this layout! The papers were such a pleasure to work with & have me thinking of daffodils, birds chirping, warmer days & all things SPRING!!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your comments & appreciate your visits!!

15 comments:

Sandi Clarkson said...

Lynn, this is adorable and wow your sis was a cutie! Always love looking at your flowers. Great colors and yep, I'm ready for spring too!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Oh Lynn! I love this, it's so pretty! xOxO

Lynette said...

Gorgeous layout Lynn...she is a cutie.

Your spring means the end of our summer...and I love summer:)

Lynn said...

Lovely to rediscover kits you already had. Another great layout Lynn. Love the colours and yep roll on spring. My bulbs are all showing through the ground so there will be plenty of daffodils here soon.

Lynn x

Julia said...

Love this layout Lynn so pretty and girly just right for that lovely cute pic of your sister.

Jocelyn said...

Oh Lynn...you just put some Spring into my life with this Stunning LO....

It is so filled with sunshine and I just adore every detail!!!

Wishing you a great weekend!!!

Belle* said...

love it Lynn!!! I always love your inking work. I like that idea of using fabric paint....must get mine out!!

sheila said...

Very Sweet lo, really makes me think of spring! I Love the swirls by the flowers and the little birds- so cute!

mariannes scrapperier m.m said...

Love the way you scrap. Gorgeous as always

Karen Lee said...

Oh Lynn this is adorable. I always love your stacked flowers. You chose the perfect photo for this page!

xoxo Karen Lee

sue said...

love it as always the colours are superb sue x I just love your style x

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Sooo cute Lynn!!! She looks like Shirley Temple!!.....and the kit you chose to go with it is perfect!! You always do such a fabulous job with the papers and embellies....love how informative your blog always is too!

~Gabi xx

Sandy said...

This is soooooo CUTE!!!! another stunning creation from you crafty little soul...I so love that you love flowers as much as I do...and yours are always so beautiful!

Karen Lee said...

Hi Lynn.....I've left a little something over on my blog if you would like to pick it up!

xoxo Karen Lee

myriammg said...

i really like what you do !

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