Friday, January 25, 2013

Stuck on You Die Cut Challenge Reveal: Coming Thru

To my dearest daughter.  I am so proud of you and your strength.   I saved this picture for a SOU Sketches challenge because it represents the challenging time you are having right now. Life, I am afraid, is full of them sweetheart. I loved this picture because it shows the bracelet which represent all of the pieces of you.  Remember the gift that Chickie and I gave you...inner strength.     I love you Kitten.

I used Cricut's Sophie cartridge to make the requirement for this challenge which is a wreath and we are also to use scrap paper. I used one piece of scrap pink cardstock  by Bazzil, in Bubble Gum, that I had and cut a scalloped circle around an ink spot it had in its very center, with the wreath was cut centered in the middle, as well to avoid the spot.  I put a lot of Cricut flowers on the bottom under the photo and centered each one with Prima bling in crystals and pearls in various shades of pink.  I bought the huge bag that sold two years ago and I still have tons left.  I consider them scraps now.  The Making Memories tag came from a very old package in my stash.  I fussy cut the hearts on the doilies from scrap paper I had and, then glued them to the bottom of decorator pebbles I had laying around from my wedding.  The title was using Chipboard Alpha's from Amy Tangerine, also in my stash for I wanted more dimension at the bottom of the page where all of the embellishments were.  Another old stash item I used was the floral rub ons in black.  I had received them for Christmas three years ago in huge collecton from Big Lots that my DFIL had given me.   I altered the cardstock usng Tattered Pink distress ink, gesso and a home made glimmer mist I had made mixing 2/3 part water and 1/3 Gold Metallic paint by Folk Arts I had laying around.  I distressed the paperusing the Prima Distressing Tool by rubbing the edges with the side blade and then scraping the surface with the larger grater.  The doilies were in my stash from another project I was working on that just went


Tracey said...

Very pretty layout.....Love the gorgeous cluster of flowers.Beautiful photo of your daughter! Thanks for sharing the story behind your page too!

Lisa said...

So pretty! I love the way you created the cardstock...just gorgeous!

Sylvie said...

So pretty, Holly! Love the photo of your daughter. And I love being able to take rejects from one projects and use them on another! LOL! Perfect addidtion!

Fern said...

Hi Holly, Your layout is beautiful!!! Love the colors,and the wreath/frame!! You have a beautiful daughter!! Have a wonderful week!! Hugs!!!