Sunday, July 25, 2010

What's Up with BoBunny Sunkissed!

It's a well known fact - I love bright colors and I LOVE BoBunny's Sunkissed collection. A Cherry On Top challenged members to create a layout in Citrus colors for July - and reaching for Sunkissed was pretty obvious to me. I have loved these photos of our son for a long time, and happily scrapped them for the challenge. Many of you, who read my blog regularly, may know that we raise Monarch butterflies each summer. These photos are from perhaps three-four years ago. Kyle was trying to catch the butterfly in our living room so it could be released, but it kept eluding his grasp. Suddenly it landed on top of his head! We opened the door to the outside, and told him to walk slowly towards the door and out. That's how we released this particular Monarch that day, and of course I captured some photos first.
If you have a Cuttlebug or other embossing machine - keep in mind that you can change up your chipboard letters by running them through. I used BoBunny's Chunky Chip alpha, painted them orange, and ran through the Cuttlebug upside down, to get an inverted design. I left the center of the P intact, and placed a circle design from the Sunkissed 12x12 chipboard on top.
You might also note in this shot that the clouds have been sprinkled with a little "stardust". I had the Duncan iridescent paint out for elsewhere, and decided my clouds needed sparkle, too.
I love how BoBunny provides so many options for journaling. On this layout, I used another shape, with journaling lines from the chipboard set. Of course we all have loved the cut outs since they were introduced, and NOW BoBunny has Noteworthy journaling spots- which work great for embellishing as well. I love that there are so many options, as I for one, am a firm believer that every layout should have journaling of some degree upon it.

You can see how versatile a 12x12 sheet of coordinating chipboard embellishments are. It's no secret I LOVE chipboard - and was personally thrilled at the introduction of chipboard to the BoBunny lines. A bright line up of squares is a great accent at the bottom of my focal point photo.
The cardstock stickers are another favorite for giving a slight mat, and raising off the page -especially the word accents!
I created this layout in under an hour...the butterfly made with Quickutz was an extra from a previous project. The clouds are actually from scrap of the Skies paper from a previous project. I can't stand to waste paper I love or throw it away, so I managed to squeak several partial clouds from my scraps and tuck them in - so you would never know they were from scraps if I had not told you my secret. Waste not - want not! Especially when it comes to BoBunny!

A belated add in - this layout was chosen as Layout of the Week at ACOT on July 25th - woo hoo!!

Happy creating,
Rita S.

1 comment:

Elisabeth said...

Wonderful LO! I fully agree with you: the chipboard stickers are fabulous! Especially if time is a bit tight.
Great job!