May 23, 2009

More Lime Rickey by Basic Grey and Adornit by Carolee's Creations

I have a bunch of great stuff to share... so check this out and then go shopping at the store!

First: Basic Grey came out with a super fun and bright line called Lime Rickey. Anita posted a couple of layouts using the papers, and now here's even more from me:
On this layout I focused on two things that I don't do enough (in my own opinion). 1. focusing on words versus photos. 2. scrapbooking about my Christian faith.

I made the one photo match the paper by re-coloring it in Photoshop Elements and used the glitter letter Thickers to make the title pop. I'm always really drawn to busy patterned papers, and think that painting them is a great way to tone them down. I love the way the pattern still shows through the red paint.

My daughter recently brought home this great drawing of a bird she did at school. I am constantly amazed at her talents, and really wanted to feature her work on a page. This bold bird paper worked as a great background to the kraft paper drawing she made. My favorite embellishments on this page also come in Lime Rickey line-- a fantastic cardstock sticker sheet (including the title "you're the coolest") and the glazed brads. They just made this layout so much fun!

And, here are several cards I created with these papers (and one using the Adornit paper line too).
I had a lot of fun making the pinwheels on the one card. I found a template online on how to make them.

And, in honor of this Memorial Day and traditional first weekend in the great outdoors, here's some camping/fishing layouts! (So go print the pics you took these last couple of days and pick up these papers at the store!) The paper line used is Carolee's Creations Adornit Scenic Outlook A & B.
This first one had a beautiful but busy landscape paper. I wanted to use as much of it as possible, so I used a kraft knife to cut out a "window" where I placed a photo of my husband and son fishing. It fit pretty well into the landscape illustration.

The big chipboard letters in the title were given to me at a convention, and I don't like them too well in their original form. So I sprayed them with adhesive and literally tossed them into my kids' sandbox. They turned out so unique and fitting for the page. So if you have some supplies that you're just not sure you like, try to come up with a different way to "embellish" and use them!

And this last layout features trees cut from another Carolee's Creations Adornit scenic outlook page. I also added a couple of the line's cardstock stickers, some paint and Bazzill cardstock for the background. Makes me want to get outdoors and get more photos this summer!
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London Tierney said...

these are all sooo beautiful! LOVE the paint and the layout that has the childs drawing on it. How cool!

Heather said...

Love love LOVE what you did with the Lime bright and colorful. The bird Sadie drew works so well with it! I'm looking forward tos topping by the store tomorrow to check them out in person.

Karen said...

WOW! Where do I begin?! I love how you cut apart the "themed" pattern paper and made is so much more artsy! There is SO much texture on all these layouts! So great!!

Anita Cory said...

Who knew the funky little bird paper would find such a PERFECT use paired with Sadie and an art project? I love LOVE love this page.

I am inspired to scrapbook more about what is deep, real, and important...thank you for doing this "gut check" page. It is beautiful!

Adornit Chix said...

I am in love with the l.o. you made with our paper :) It is so beautiful and I love all the texture! You are so talented.