Friday, January 22, 2010

Home Sweet Home

This layout is my first project as a Design Team member over at Frosted Designs.  Their challenge this week is to use chipboard on your project.  I chose to do a layout of my house. The paper I used is all by Basic Grey, Boxer Collection.  I thought the color scheme went well with my Spanish style house.  I had a lot of fun working on this layout.  It gave me the opportunity to use my new Cricut Serenade cartridge.

The large chipboard flourishes are by Fancy Pants.  I chose to paint them brown.  I then punched some scalloped sqaures from some thin chipboard.  I punched several of them and then layered them.  I then covered them with patterned paper and added HOME using Ashlyn's Alphabet by Cricut.

The dainty blue border at the bottom of the page is actually a doily paper by Basic Grey.  I punched several different sizes of circles and added them also at the bottom of the page.

Along the top of the page I punched out a brown border using my Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch.  I inked the edges and added some blue brads, and then backed it with more of the Basic Grey Doily paper.

I cut the bird and the tree from my new Cricut Serenade cartridge.  I love this cartridge.  It has a lot of cute trees, birds and butterflies on it.

The flowers were in my stash.  All I did was add blue brads to the center.  The leaves were cut using a Quickutz die.  I did a lot of inking on the layout.


Sandi Clarkson said...

Wow, Debbie, this is so pretty .. perfect papers for a pic of your home. Great detail on this one with title squares and punchwork. That Serenade is perfect for you with your love of the outdoors. I hope to see you use it alot! Great first project! They are lucky to have you!

Sandy said...

Hi beautiful this layout is. I love the pic ouf your home...funny...I have moved so much and thought about doing a combo page of all my houses...thanx for the inspiration on that thought...I love the layers on the title...and the colors on the layout are simply never disappoint...your creations are always so lovely...Frosted Designs is so blessed to have you as a new DT member!

Kim said...

Your layout is stunning! I adore all the colors you used together! Your details are great!
Kim xXx

Kim said...

Congrats on making top 3 this week at Practical Scrappers!
Kim xXx