Monday, October 19, 2009

Hoppy Monday - BoBunny Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to my blog! If you did not start out at BoBunny's blog today, just an FYI - we are having a fun blog hop and scavenger hunt! By hunting down the answers to Julia's questions, and submitting them to her, you will have a chance to win one of the three new and fabulous BoBunny releases!

When a monarch we released last September landed on blooming purple butterfly bush to feed, my first thought was "purple, orange and green - the photos will match Halloween papers!" Because BoBunny's two-sided designs are so versatile, I could use the great colors without having goblins peeking about in a layout dedicated to nature and it's beautiful winged creatures. We find it amazing that Monarch butterflies travel thousands of miles each fall to "hang out" in warm Mexico for the winter. Their wings are more durable than we are often led to believe.

Silver glitter alphabet stickers are colorized with Wild Plum alcohol ink - a tip I learned from Tim Holtz on his blog last year. I ran out and bought the remaining stock of silver glitter letters at my LSS.(LOL) Punched flowers from Boo Crew Masquerade papers were misted with Plum Glimmer Mist. Sparkle Mod Podge was used to not only glue the two butterfaly Quickutz dies together, but add sparkle as well.

I used a black glaze pen to outline the butterfly punched from Double Dot Citrus cardstock. A micro-tip marker allowed me to doodle flowers on the butterfly to tie in with design on the BoB Harmony butterfly stamp.

I love to use my 3" EK scallop circle punch as a base for journaling. I set up a template on my PC that allows me to open it anytime needed to type in journaling text to fit into a circle that can then but cut, or punched, out and adhered to the center of the circle.

Designer tips:
• Not sure why your colored pencil box has white? Use it to outline/trace die-cut shapes onto patterned paper, and then cut your own die-cut paper. For this project I left the white outline on the paper as I knew it would more readily set off the bold on bold colors used in this layout.
• Contrasting purple thread used to stitch the folded ribbon down retains the color scheme and offers something beyond a neutral thread color.

Supplies used:
BoBunny Boo Crew Collection –Papers: Goblins, Masquerade, Here’s Looking at You, Dot, Stripe, Combo Sticker, Flowers, My Eye on U iCandy Jewels; St; Harmony Acrylic Stamp, Bodacious Brads-Fright Night; 5/8” Orange Citrus Ribbon; Double Dot Cardstock - Citrus
Letter Stickers: Making Memories, Boxer Scrapbook Productions LLC
Sparkle Medium: Glimmer Mist, Stickles “Orange Peel” by Ranger
Other paper Flowers: Prima
Other Cardstock: The Paper Co.
Pearl Stickers: Prima Ltd.
Ink: Staz on by Tsukineko, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink
Die-cut: Quickutz butterfly
Punch: Fiskars butterfly, EK Success scallop circle
Pen: Signo Uniball, Sakura Glaze – Black
Adhesive: EK Success foam adhesive, ATG
Thread: Coats & Clark

Thanks for coming on by. Be sure to track down the answer to Julia's question here on my blog. You may want to start jotting down the answers as you travel to and from each BoBunny Designer (whose blog links are available in the sidebar located on your right). I am sure you will be totally inspired as you hop from here to there on this fun scavenger hunt!


Sarah said...

I love it, Rita! We do the Monarchs every year, too! My 3 year old also has a very good "chrysalis spinning" dance she does! LOL!

Rosalee said...

Just love this monarch page Rita. Especially the colors and designs you used. It look terrific.

connie said...

beautiful LO Rita and thanks for the tip on the white colored pencil.

scrappinmomto2girls said...

wow that is just gorgeous!! great job using Halloween colors for this!!

Dawne Carlisle said...

Your layout is gorgeous Rita! Amazing what you can do with Halloween papers on a non-Halloween layout - INSPIRING!

Manhattan Mandie said...

WOW!!! That layout is soooooo incredible! I love that you used traditional Halloween papers for soooo much more! Beautiful work!

Vijaya Siddharth said...

Love the whole thing rita!

Tracey said...

What a gorgeous page! I love the colours!!

Janet said...

Awesome layout!

NanaBeth said...

We have at least a dozen "butterfly weed" plants in our yard just for the monarchs. Our mini-doxie loves to chase their shadows on the ground. This layout is exquisite.

Karin Hall said...

Rita, these are just beautiful

Kathy said...

That page is absolutely gorgeous! Your knack for putting together colors and patterns, as well as superbly intricate embellishments, is amazing!

BishopsMommie said...

loving your flowers and butterflies..awesome stuff!

Anne Marie said...

Holy your Layout is amazing!! Just love the purple and orange together it just pops!!! Fabulous work!!!

stephanie said...

Just gorgeous Rita!!

Kathy P. said...

Thanks for the tips and your great creative ideas! It was nice to "meet you" and your blog on this hop.

Kathy W said...

Incredible layout! Love the purple, glitter, and the monarch theme. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Polley said...

Rita, Where do you find the time to create such wonderfull projects!!!! I love love love all of them!