Thursday, July 22, 2010

Joy Layout-Cricut

Hello Everyone,
Here is a layout I made with a couple of challenges in mind. I used the sketch from the SOUS challenge blog this week. Over at Stampin' Sisters In Christ challenge blog, our challenge was to use something that would require a blueprint to complete, i.e. a house and in my case, a birdhouse :-)
Here is a view of the entire layout.

This flourish came from the Botanicals Cricut Lite cartridge.

I cut these scalloped circles in three sizes. These were from the Cindy Loo cartridge, but I know other cartridges have a scalloped circle that you can use.

I used the following cartridges to complete this layout:

  1. Botanicals - birdhouse, flourish and JOY lettering
  2. Cindy Loo - Scalloped circles for "flowers"
I used an EK success Daisy punch for the daisy strip and an EK success border punch for the "lacey" looking border.
The Girls' Paperie Patterned Paper - Shabby Flower and Paisley
This paper is double sided so I only used two pieces of paper to get all four patterns :-)
  • I cut ALL the Cricut elements in plain white cardstock.
  • I chalk inked the flourish and JOY letters with dark brown chalk ink.
  • I colored the birdhouse with my copics and then hit it with my dark brown chalk ink to give it a more aged look and to "knock back" the colors.
  • I stamped the white scallops with a MS stamp and then inked the edges with Pastel Pink Chalk Ink. I then added a dew drop in the centers.
  • I punched the Daisy border in white cardstock and then inked it in dark brown chalk ink.
  • I punched the Flourish border in pink cardstock and then inked it slightly on the edges with my Chestnut Roan chalk ink to give it a bit of "shabbyness".
I hope you enjoy this. I will be back later with a little different version of this layout which will feature a FREE file for my SCAL and MTC Cricut crew as well as all the other cut file "collectors" out there :-)

9 comments:

  1. Very, very pretty! I just love how you showed the details! Thank you so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week. Hope you have a week filled with blessings!

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  2. What a gorgeous layout, such gorgeous details. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week, hope to see you next week.

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  3. Love your layout, especially the cute bird house and flowers.

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  4. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am really into birdhouses lately...and I just LOVE how your's came out!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah

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  5. Fab layout . love the colors you chose. And oh, my, I wasn't even wanting that Lite cart ... thanks for enabling LOL Anyway, thanks for joining us at Stuck on U this week!

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  6. I love that image and all you have done with it - gorgeous details - in every way! It is perfect for this weeks challenge! Love it! Thanks for playing along this week - we would love to see you again! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

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  8. I love this layout! it's gorgeous!

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