Monday, August 30, 2010
Swirlydoos Challenge at Scrapperlicious
I just finished my page for the Swirlydoos challenge at Scrapperlicious and I love it! Ok, my obsession with cobalt blue is showing! I have to give credit to some artist who inspired me here.
First, the page layout came from my new favorite sketch site: Beggahuna. A scrap book artist from Iceland. You have to visit this site, you will be inspired! Here is the original sketch from Beggahuna.
Second, Lollychops for inspiring me to get out my felt. She shared these amazing felt flowers made with circles and her Sizzix. Well, I tried the flowers and ended up with some left over circles. Like Lolly, I cannot throw away things without considering how to use them in a craft. So, I pondered on it and wanted to do something with my stash of eyelets. So, how about a little embellishment with eyelets and felt (see photo below)! Be sure if you do this that you back your felt with paper as the felt will stretch and your eyelets may fall out. You can also try to punch a hole one size smaller than your eyelet if you don't want to back your felt with paper. And I had to do a little hand embroidery, sweet! Notice I used the light blue embroidery floss? Too many whites in one page can make your whites look dirty, so use it sparingly and keep the same white paper. Lolly has also inspired me to get out my sewing and crochet needles and use them on my pages!
Like the inside scallop on the small circle picture? Yep, I finally got around to cutting the Gypsy file in my previous post! Other Cricut Carts used are the George, Basic Shapes for the circle frame, Gypsy Font for the title (see below) and Home Accents for the swirls.
The blue pearl brad is from Eyelet Outlet, the white lace paper I can't remember who is the source and will update the post when I find them! Almost all of the buttons are from Papertrey Ink. Oh, they had a beautiful booth at CHA!