Sunday, March 7, 2010

Picture Perfect Persusion

Today's layout is a quickie...and honestly, uses very little patterned paper. When you have a design like BoBunny's Persusion...with the floral borders, as in the backside of the Moments paper, you really do not need to add a whole lot to the layout to make it stand out.

First, I want to give credit to Tina McDonald, the fabulous new sketch artist at Magsitical Memories. This layout is based on her March sketch.  There is plenty of March left - so be sure to create a layout based on this sketch and load it into the Magistical Memories sketch gallery for a chance to win fabulous BBQ Chipboard! The newest release of chipboard yumminess by Crystle and all the designers may be one of the best releases ever - lots of detail and finery which I love, Love, LOVE!
The chipboard shape is Magistical Memories new Open Heart Swirl - it is such a versatile piece. I used it as a vine embellished with flowers, but also love that the heart shape gives it a flourish symbolizing love.

The treatment for the chipboard is as follows, and one I am really loving as of late...
  1. Dry brushed chip shape with Kiwi green paint
  2. Rub with chalk ink - for this shape Colorbox Brilliance Olive was used
  3. Spritz with Shimmerz Spritz, Bamboo Leaf green was used in this example
Bamboo Leaf green spritz was also misted onto the paper flowers (the moisture helps the petals lift upward), punched from BoBunny's 'Tis the Season (yes, Christmas!) papers. I love the word print on flowers, and by the time the shape is punched, you really cannot make out the Christmas words. Don't get caught in a rut when it comes to using seasonal scrapbooking supplies.

You can also see the bling on the paper Prima flowers. I brushed Under The Sea blue Shimmerz onto the petals. For the detail at left I layered the flower on an olive green BoB button, and topped with an iCandy brad from the Love Bandit collection, as my Persusion supply is pretty much gone. As you can see - mixing BoBunny collections can definitely create a beautiful layout - mix and match for creative fun!
Don't forget, you have until the end of March to use Tina's beautiful sketch and create a layout - for a chance to win fabulous chipboard. And while you are at it, check out all the challenges at A Cherry On Top this month and work your layout into one of their many challenges. This layout happens to fit the March Countdown Challenge, which includes:
5 green elements (any kind other than leaves or branches) - my layout uses green chipboard, ribbon, button, gems, and glitter brads
4 leaves or branches - the paper I chose took care of that for me, and then some
3 pictures
2 green papers (used the green grid paper from Persusion and green word paper from Tis the Season)
1 circle frame (easily accomplished with BoBunny's cardstock sticker frames in a circle shape for the journaling spot)
Spring is coming, but it is still cold, and definitely rainy in some areas. Find time to create, use spring colors, flowers, and sparkle and your spirit will be uplifted as winter's end draws near.
Happy creating!
Rita S.

1 comment:

Lori Mar said...

Such a great LO, Rita!