April 3, 2012

{Lots to Share!}

Happy Tuesday everyone, I've got lots to share today!!I First up, a layout I made that's in the first ever issue of the GCD Studios magazine called The Paper Cut.

My layout is for the "Flip-It Sketch Challenge" using the brand new Bonjour collection and a great sketch:

For this fun layout I was to "alter" the sketch in some way, but still have my layout resemble the original sketch.  I used a large photo mat with 1 photo in place of the 3 photos, machine stitched the sweet little butterfly path to represent the banner, then added flower clusters instead of the single flowers. I love the colors in the Bonjour collection and I thought it was perfect for a big brother page :)

Next up I have this sweet little Easter tree that I made for the Imaginisce blog.
The Easter die-cuts in the Hippity Hop collection are just so cute and I thought they would be perfect as ornaments on an Easter tree! I was lucky to find the wire tree already in a clay pot, but you could easily make your own by cutting a little tree branch, spray painting it white, then adding it to your own clay pot. I painted the pot a pretty shade of pink and added a border I punched from patterned paper. Next I glued the largest bunny die-cut to the front of the pot. For the grass I cut green cardstock into narrow strips and crumpled it up just a bit to give it some dimension, and added it around the tree.
For the sweet little ornaments, I added loops of twine to various Hippity Hop die-cuts and hung them on the branches. I glued a few of the flower die-cuts directly to the branches, and also added some glam rocks for a bit of bling. Our Easter tree looks so cute sitting on our table, waiting for the Easter Bunny's arrival!

Be sure to stop by the Imaginisce blog, it's Easter project week and the Design Team is sharing some fabulous ideas and there is a giveaway too!!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

17 comments:

Connie Mercer said...

fabulous news, I bet you are giddy!!! Love the LO, beautifully done!!!:):)

Debby said...

Aren't you packed full of inspiration today. I love your layout and tree. Congratulations on your front page pub.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news, Mary Ann! I love how you interpreted the sketch with the flower border and the tree is adorable! A fun Easter project!

Danielle said...

The cover looks amazing! And your little tree is adorable.

Heidi said...

I love your layout, the colors are beautiful. Your tree is so cute, I like how you added the bunn to the front of the pot.

Madeline said...

Beautiful page. Love the colors!

Ashley Rock said...

love your layout-- great colors!! And that tree is adorable with that cute lil bunny ;)

Linda Beeson said...

I just bought those papers that you used on the first layout and you have inspired me to get them out, NICE!!!

soapHOUSEmama said...

so fun!! you have been busy :)

Norma G. said...

How excited congrats on being featured in new magazine! All your projects are just beautiful!!

Norma G. said...

How excited congrats on being featured in new magazine! All your projects are just beautiful!!

Diane Payne said...

That little easter tree is adorable!

Jill said...

I love these projects! :) This post makes me wish it was the weekend already so that I can start getting crafty!

Juliana said...

What great projects! And TFS about the new GCD magazine! Off to check it out!

Katrina said...

that little tree is just adorable!!! And I love the layout!! hugs, Katrina

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on making the team! I love your layout for GCD as well, it really caught my eye on their blog! Hope you have a great Thursday!
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Ashley said...

Love that Easter tree! Too cute!