Friday, February 3, 2012

All Tied Up!!

If you've been waiting for the new Fabulous Friday challenge at Frosted Designs, then today is the day!!  Our challenge this week is for you to use Ribbon/Twine on your layouts or projects!!  There are so many fun options for this challenge!  Now I have to admit, that I don't use a lot of ribbon on my pages (very rarely).  I find it to be a little bulky sometimes, but on the other hand, I am a baker's twine fanatic!!  :)  I love to use twine and you can usually find it on about 90% of my layouts.  Here is what I created for this week's challenge:



I really had a lot of fun creating this page!  I started out with a $1 kit from Cosmo Cricket's Togetherness line, that I picked up at my LSS.  These papers were perfect for an outdoors-y layout.  I used my Expression to cut a large butterfly from the bottom right corner of my page and I covered the positive image of the butterfly with strips that I cut a scallop border on, using some paper Edgers.  I thought it would be fun to tie the yellow twine across the page and meet it in the center of the bottom butterfly.  I also used a little more twine for the center of the second butterfly.  My Singer hand-held sewer has been on semi-good behavior lately, so I used it to sew a little border around the scalloped frame on my page and then I finished it off by adding some specks of brown acrylic paint.

I hope you will plan on coming over and playing along with us this week for the chance to win a great prize from our sponsor this week, Memorable Seasons!!

Products Used:

Kraft Paper:  The Paper Studio

Patterned Paper:  Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon, Bella Blvd.
Adhesive Chipboard:  Cosmo Cricket
Thickers:  American Crafts
Font:  Rustler & Hypewriter
Acrylic Paint:  Apple Barrel
Edgers:  Provo Craft
Baker's Twine:  The Twinery
Buttons:  Michael's
Brads:  The Paper Studio & Bazzill
Punch:  Marvy

10 comments:

Diana said...

Ashley this is Gorgeous, I love the big butterfly. Beautiful colors and the photos are so cute.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Ashley! I loveeeeeee the colors, the photos and loving the butterflies! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Missy Whidden said...

Ashley, I love this! I love your twine & how you made bows behind the buttons...and the butterflies!! Wow!! Gorgeous!

Stacia said...

Ashley, this is soooo cute! I am just loving the way you did the edge of this layout!! And those butterflies are too die for!

Cassie said...

I love this layout! Great job! I can't even pick my favorite thing about it.

Andrea said...

oh this is so cool! I love the butterflies! How do you come up with such great ideas! I love it! By the way, you have your watermark in a great spot that doesn't take away from your LO!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

I love this Ashley, love how you used the twine, and the butterflies are sooo cute! I am all over this challenge, I love twine too! I totally get what you were saying in your previous post about capturing that perfect moment with a photo, that's how I felt about that picture I took of Zachary recently on the swing, just the sweetest little smile on his face, his little four year old self, I just love cameras and what they can do for us!!

photochic said...

Oh I love the CC papers and the butterflies! :) The little pennets are so so pretty too.

Tessa said...

I love bakers twine too! Great layout!

Kim said...

Wow you can tell you had fun with this page and love your hobby! Your page is so Fun:)
~Kim