Monday, April 26, 2010

My Flower Child

It was late summer - just before school last fall. Our family decided to take a day and explore beautiful Governor Dodge State Park. There were plenty of wildflowers in bloom along the trails, and Abby was intriuged by the Queen Ann's Lace. She had plucked one before I could stop her, and tucked the stem behind her ear for the photo opp, and said, "mom, you can take my picture!" Believe me, that does not happen much around here.
BoBunny's Flower Child is perfect for scrapping this photo. I cut out the inner circle, reset the cutter to cut a circle 1/4" larger, and made a new circle from yellow patterned paper.  It looked very cool as a fairly plain layout, but look what started blooming everywhere and before I knew cannot even see what I thought was a pretty cool use of circle die-cut paper. I vow to use the same technique again and hold back on embellishments, so you can understand what I am talking about. Sorry!

Supplies Used:
BoBunny Flower Child Collection - Peace die-cut, Love Beads (floral on bottom half, yellow side on top), Stripe; Flower Child Chipboard, iCandy brads, Buttons and Bling
Chocolate Dot cardstock
Mellow Yellow Double Dot Ribbon
Love Bandit, Tis the Season and St Nick Flowers
Other products:
Sparkle Mod Podge by Plaid (painted this on all the flowers - even chipboard - couldn't help it!)
Shimmerz Tantalizing Turquoise (painted on green petals)

If you have your own flower girl, I encourage you to pick up some BoBunny Flower Child and have a blast creating a layout in full bloom!
Visit the BoBunny blog to see other fabulous Flower Child projects created by the talented design team!

Happy creating,
Rita S.


danazarling said...

Love this Rita...maybe that's because I designed the papers! hehehe....hi neighbor! :)

Corinna Lyons-Revello said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I do have my own flower girl too! I love all the flowers that you added and how you gave them a bit of sparkle.

I've never done a round layout (because I scrap 8.5x11) and I am curious... since this layout is round how you will put it into our scrapbook? I know it can just be slid into your page protector, but if it were ME the fact that I could see the next page behind it because it's round would drive me crazy. What are you going to do? I would love to know! :)

Rita Shimniok said...

Corinna - when putting circle layouts in an album I have a layout back from the "other side of the protector" in the sleeve - I would make sure the color coordinates - but I mostly scrap on either white, black, brown or kraft base sheets - so it works for me.