Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bugs & Kisses

This is one of my projects for Club Ruby Designers from the September 2011 kit which was just released. All the materials except the Stickles, Distress Ink and adhesive come from the kit, including the black gel pen. The photomats are cut with the Cricut, using my Gypsy to weld the bugs to the rectangles.

These are some of my favorite pictures of DD when she was younger, and even though it was Halloween, I want to display the layout throughout the year (in one of those Scrapbook 12 x 12 frames), so I used a more year-round color palette. When I found these frames, I really started embracing single page layouts. BTW the frames can be purchase for $10 when Hobby Lobby is having a 50% off sale :D.

Outline the bugs. Use the kit's black gel pen to outline all the bugs on Kaisercraft's Muddy Mess. (Wobbliness adds character btw lol).

Add the ribbons and the title. Attach the ribbon in your preferred manner. I used Scor-Tape on the back. I measured where I wanted the purple ribbon (2") to make it easier to lay it in a straight line. Usually I'm more of an eyeball-it measurer.

The felt letters were put on the large green ribbon for the title. An extra "s" was made by cutting the top off a bracket.. Using the upper and lower case "s" makes the extra "s" seem less out of place.

Add more paper. Add 6 inches of the orange paper with lots of Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.
Weld bugs to the mats. A ladybug, a bee and a caterpillar are welded onto the photo mats using the Gypsy. The bee is from Live Simply and the ladybug and caterpillar are from Walk in My Garden. The mats are edged with the black gel pen.

Dots of Waterfall and Lavender Stickles are put on the dots of Kaisercraft Dirt Trail to add some extra sparkle and to tie the colors together a bit more. A large dot of Lavender Stickles was used in the silver button embellishment in the "i" of the title.