Here I did this layout of my granddaughter and her aunt (who look so much alike!) with a sketch from My Creative Sketches. I love the sketches there so be sure to check that out!
Paper was Echo Park, the big metal flower was Momenta covered with Tim Holtz ink (stream) and the butterfly was Teresa Collins.
Today I made this simple layout using the sketch from Sketches in Thyme. I don't know, I think I have to go back add more things! LOL I am not a blank space person! But it did turn how I wanted it to, so maybe I will leave it alone> what do you think?
Here is the sketch
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To make the tray I took this awesome DIY Large wood tray and painted it white. Around the outer edges I painted a blue and red stripe. Because I am not the neatest painter, to keep my lines straight on this project I used a very thin washi tape around the center.
I then painted red and blue stars randomly on the inside of the tray. Next take a Patriot flag and use Modge Podge to adhere to the tray. Since this might get food or liquid on it, I applied another layer of Modge Podge all over the tray.
Here is the side view of finished project
Inside view of finished project.
Next I painted the galvanized pail ice bucket, a strip of red at the bottom and blue at the top. Use painters tape to keep things straight when you paint. Using a stencil paint three white stars on each side. Take two Patriot flags (one for each side) and apply Modge Podge and got it good and wet, then applied it on the pail, smoothing out with a damp paper towel to remove any bubbles. Such an easy and fun thing to do.
Now my granddaughters come over for Memorial Day they can enjoy dessert in a fun and Patriot way by serving these cupcakes topped with these festive Peanuts® Patriotic Fringe Picks.
Next wait till you see the awesome candy firecrackers I made for the girls! So be sure to stop by shortly.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all of Oriental Trading crafts!
Donna *Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me products in exchange for a blog post; however, all opinions in this post are mine.
The Cherry Blossom kit got me in the mood to make Asian themed cards. So the first thing I thought of was those beautiful Chinese screens. I created a the pattern on the Silhouette Cameo and went from there. I stamped various flowers on the screen and then using water colors to paint them.
If you would like the file for the screen just email me and I will gladly send it to you (firstname.lastname@example.org put SILHOUETTE FILE in the subject line, so I know its not spam)
Just wanted to show that the middle lifts up to reveal an area for a message. I used one of the cutouts from the kit underneath.
On this card I embossed the purple cardstock with gold glitter and clear embossing (UTEE) on the black cardstock. The tassle is from a previous kit that I shortened and added a gold bead to. I used a button at the top to "hold" the lantern with some embroidery thread.
This last card I made from the girl from a Silhouette file as well. The cutout was from the kit and the adorable girl fit on the card perfectly. Adding a ribbon and the cute Silver fan charm from the kit was the final touch. I also used pop tabs behind the girl to make her stand out a little . The stamp if you look closely, it is the flower border near the bottom of her dress.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hop on over to the talentedLisa's blog to see what she created.
When I think of cherry blossoms I think of the Orient, and the first thing that came to mind was a lantern. This is not they typical Chinese Lantern but it is a lantern! The first thing I did was cut a lantern from white cardstock from the Silhouette. I cut four red frames, one for each side and I used the branch stencil with brown paint on the silver paper that was in the kit. The silver paper is velumn like so it is translucent and I knew it would let the light through. Be sure if you make a paper lantern to use LCD candles! For the flowers I used the Cherry Blossom Stickers and a ribbon on top.
Here it is lit up at night. Looks so awesome! I put it on my dining room table and it gives just enough light that we don't need to turn on the ceiling light when walking through.
Here is one of the side panels day and night.
Next I made this layout of my very beautiful granddaughter!
I cut out a white circle and painted it pink and purple and then place a layer of faux beads around the edge of the circle.
I made three awesome rosette fans using the paper from the cutout sheets. I LOVE this one! The cute little bird was also included in the kit.
I cut out a parasol and for the parasol handle I painted a toothpick black and used that to give it dimension. The lanterns were also cut from the patterned paper and I used pop tops to give them a lift.
Other products I used were Recollections metal pieces and doilies, Heidi Swapp Acetate title, brads and some of my homemade foam Cherry Blossoms.
On this post I spoke a little about the foam, but let me try to explain how I made them. I cut petals from foam and inked them. As you can see they don't have to be perfect. Next take a petal and put it up against a hot iron, make sure to hold it up with something that won't burn. I was a concerned the foam would melt on my iron, but it didn't. Hold it there until it start to curl and let it drop. Wait a few seconds, pick it up and crunch it up in a tiny little ball, this takes some work. Then open up each petal and pull lightly into shape, trying not to pull out the top where all the curves and wrinkles are. When you have them all done hot glue the petals on a piece of cardstock cut out in a circle, slightly overlapping the previous petal.
Hello today I would like to share this layout I did for the April Scrap our Stash challenge which was to use this sketch and use something that begins with the letters from the word FLOWER in the sketch.