Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Island Girl

Aloha!  Since this week at CCG there isn't a color challenge... GASPS... I'm posting a new creation for Sketch Inspiration!  (Don't worry I'll be post a CCG Challenge by Friday...there's an open call for DT members! Wish me luck!)  Okay..onward!
On Sketch #226 I had to turn mine around all wonky.  For some reason, I'm loving on the circles.  Dunno why as usually I'm fighting and combating circles on my layouts.  I've never really liked them.  But this year and in recent months..BOOM we've had a truce.

I took my favorite circle cutter and cut one solid circle.  Then I cut a smaller circle frame. (I had two sided paper and it made coordinating a snap)  I then placed the frame on the circle and STITCHED them together.  I gave the whole thing a generous spritz with plain ol' water and started rubbing and rolling the edges.  I was shooting for an worn, chenille, beached out effect.  You know those quilts with the reverse seams that give the impression of a chenille quilt?   Sadly due to the size of my photo's you can barely see the second circle, but I assure you it's there.

I used ribbons from Websters (I think from last year..but a df swapped me these ribbons and I've been dying to use these!) and layered them with my title "Island Girl" using another df's Cricut and my cartridge, Life's a Beach.  I also used the same cartridge and cut the flower border and the tikki dude.  The tikki dude is made from Creative Imaginations thin veneer wood.  Scared of messing up the Cricut, I first cut the image on scrap paper then used as a template to cut from the wood.  I did use the scrap "details" for the face.  I rubbed Vintage Photo Distress Ink by TH over it to bring out the grain of the wood.  I DIG it!!  The flowers, I just distressed the edges w/ my Xacto blade and hit with Stickles! 

Lastly using scraps I made my journal tags and added Stickles to my daughters lei.  All my papers are Creative Imaginations that I've been hoarding. With the exception of the yellow palm tree paper, it's MME.   I love how quickly this fell together!  And I was able to start pulling pictures that I've needed to crop.  This is my dd's 10th birthday.... she's turning 12 THIS year.  But hey, I'm getting there right??


Debbi Tehrani said...

GORGEOUS, Shaunery! You really achieved the tropical island feel. Love all your distressing and embellishing. How awesome is that tiki thingy! Your photos are gorgeous, too!

scrapbookertink said...

This is amazing, love all the embellishments on this one, such a tropical feel.

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