13 March, 2011

I Got a Layout Finished

This is a Layout that I did for my Guest Design Project over at CS Designs this week. The details will follow:
But first I just have to share this little tidbit about my youngest granddaughter.
My granddaughter KayLynn has been talking about having her hair cut for a very long time and she wanted to donate it to Locks Of Love. Well Friday was the day. My daughter and older granddaughter and I accompanied her to the hair salon. Here is how it went.
This is how long it was. And natural curly to boot but the weight of all that hair straightens it out. Not anymore.
This is the ponytail going away.
Oh boy a hair wash just like the big girls.
Some trimming and a little layering...
And some blow drying( KayLynn wanted her to straighten it some)
She doesn't look that excited here but then I guess she never realized how much time it took to get a hair cut since she has never done it before.
The end product. Very cute and I can't wait to see what it will look like when she washes it and lets it go.
Okay so on to the Layout. I have been working with these Images from CS Designs and this is how it all came together. I will be making more flowers with these Expressive Hearts.  I started with a photo of my two granddaughters and a gate that is from a SVG file by Treasure Box Designs. Let me just say that I love my Cricut and SVG files. While I'm on that subject let me just tell you that the flowers here are from a File by Fred She Said. There are a lot of SVG files out there so if you have a Cricut check into the Sure Cuts A Lot program. So much fun.
I used a Tim Holtz Mask on the base card stock and spritzed on 3 different shades of Perfect Pearls Mists.
The little sentiment is also by CS Designs and is a freebie this month. You can find all the details for that HERE! 4 free sentiments just for participating in the Big Extravaganza. Photobucket
This gives a better view of the Perfect Pearls spritz and a close-up of  the rhinestone swirls.
So here is a close up of the 3 Flower Girls. I printed the faces on some W?C paper and colored them with my Copics, Printed two sets so I could cut the hair out and place it over the first layer with dimensionals.
The buttons in the centers of the other flowers are from my stash that I bought at the Button Show last week. 
The borders along the bottom and on the right side are by K&Co.  
The green fabric flower and feathers are from a barrette that I found at a Farmers market for a dollar.
I love the little bling on the cheek.
I added some tiny pearls and rhinestones to some of the leaves. I hope you get some great ideas to try on your own projects.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Dareing Cardmakers:Home Baked (make your own embelishment.)
All Sorts Challenge blog: Luck of the Irish ( use lots of Green)
Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog; Spring ( how springie are those flowers?)
Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog: Use Green
Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog: Layers. use a lot of layers.
Cheerful Stamp Pad: Spring Green
The Crafty Pad: Buttons
I Did It Creations Challenge Blog: Masking

Have a great day, whatever is left of it.


Catherine said...

What a fantastic layout Melissa ! The colours are gorgeous and your embellishments are just stunning ! Love those flowers...

princesskitten said...

What a brave little girl - having all that cut off.

Your page is wonderful - really unique

kitten DYSU team

WencheP said...

AWESOME! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Zuzana Obert said...

I love your embellishments they are absolutely stunning. Thank you for playing with us at The Daring Cardmakers.

Zuzana x x

Lynda said...

Fabulous layout - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

What a wonderful layout and I love your flower girls and the way you have layered them! Thank you for playing at IDIC this week!

Teri said...

Beautiful layout hun! And thanks for the story.
Thanks for playing our 'Green for St. Patrick' challenge at Delicious Doodles, and good luck!
Teri x

Vicki Romaine said...

Beautiful garden. I love the faces in the flowers. Thanks for joining "Is It Spring Yet?" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Please come back often for future challenges.

Janna said...

Hi Melissa! I already said in the CDAC group that this layout is awesome ;-) Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at DYSU this week! Janna

PetraB said...

This is absolutely awesome. I love the colours and the fabulous design! Thanks for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Barbara said...

WOW...this is an awesome layout. You really put a lot of time and effort into this design and it shows:) I love the colors you chose and all the detail are so perfect. By the way, your granddaughter is adorable. Would love to see a picture of her with her curly hair too. Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad for our "button" challenge. Hope to see you again on Sunday for our next chalenge. XX

Anniebee said...

This layout is absolutely stunning! I love that it's so different from the typical layouts we see... it's more a work of art with a photo in it. Just fantastic!

Padster said...

Absolutely beautiful - thanks for joining our masking challenge at IDIC this week
Debbie xx

Gurkiss said...

Beautiful LO :)

Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

Hugs Gurkiss

scotspanda said...

gorgeous layout love all the little details, and fab pics of your grand daughter too

thanks very much for entering my Irish theme this week @ Allsorts


Amanda xx

Jeanette said...

First, Congratulations to your Granddaughter for donating to Lock of Love. I love her new look, too.
The card that you made is just stunning. I love all of the detail. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

WOW this is just gorgeous! I love the blue and those flowers are sooo soo WOW! Thank you for playing along in The Crafty Pad button challenge this week. Good luck in the prize draw and be sure check out our new challenge on Sunday. The Navy Wife

Gemma said...

beautiful creation Melissa! Thanks for joining in at I Did it creations this week for our Masking Challenge! :) Gemma

Ruth said...

This is beautiful. The flowers are amazing! Ruth, Crafty Calendar Challenge