Thursday, October 20, 2011

Beautiful

Here is my layout for Saturday October Sketch #1 challenge from Kaisercraft. I used their Lush collection. It has a lot of greens and oranges as you can see, so I used a fall picture of my daughter from last week. The papers match the leaves on the ground but also match her beautiful red (orange) hair.  I love this beautiful chipboard frame from Dusty Attic. I inked it green to match and added some gemstones. I used a string of leaves instead of a banner and some Prima flowers as embelishments.
I'm also entering this layout for a challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous. I've just discovered this blog and it looks like a lot of fun because you have to use your stash. The challenge for October was to used die-cuts. I actually own a Cricut machine, however I can't remember the last time I used it. Well this challenge made me turn on my machine and I managed to cut out those beautiful tree branches with the flowers and the title "beautiful". After I cut the brunches I inked them in 3 different colours and doodled to make them look real. I then staggered 2 of them to make them look like a tree. The title was cut first in brown cardstock and then I cut the shadow in green. I forgot how cool this machine is and how much you can do with it. I really don't know why I don't use it more often. I especially love one of their cartridges called "Home Decor". Its actually fantastic because it has flowers, birds, flourishes, branches and more.
The last challenge for this layout is using recycled materials for the blog Scrap for Help. The theme of the month was children and I used recycled packaging from Prima for the tag and the border under the picture.





Thank you for visiting my blog
Keren

14 comments:

Lizzyc said...

HI.. wow.. your scrapping is amazing! i think these papers totally match your gorgeous photo to a T!! and the frame is stunning.. love this layout!!

Di Garling said...

Absolutely stunning Karen, love everything about it. Cheers Di xx

Theresa said...

Hi there. glad you joined our challenge this month. you make the cricut look beautiful. you should get it out more often.. wonderful use of the die cuts.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

sandi said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Tks. for playing along with us at SFH!

Lydia said...

Beautiful layout!! I'm so glad you found us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. Hope you'll play along with us again!

Lean said...

Beautiful page with perfect colors and a lovely photo.
byebye,Lean

Anne Pennington said...

This is exquisite!! I love how you complemented her hair colour using same in layout. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW... this is absolutely stunning... I love it... Awesome... and am your new follower... you rocked the layout!!! Thank you so much for playing along with US over at Scrapbookers Anonymous... hugs..xoxo

Lea said...

What a beautiful layout. I love the colors and what a great picture The die cuts and those green flowers are fabulous! So glad we got you to dust off the cricut :) Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

Deb Hickman said...

Stunning LO, I Love all the flourishes, so pretty. I'm so glad you found us and thanks for joining us at Scarpbookers Anonymous.xxx

Eli said...

Great LO; I love how you worked with the sketch!
Eli (Scrapbookers anonymous)

Vicky Varvadouka said...

WOW!!! Keren your layouts are geting better and better!!! This is just beautiful!!!!!!!!Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SFH!!!

Yara said...

Ahhh, as the title says it is beautiful! Love how you used your die cut machine for it! Thanks so much for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

Karen Williams said...

this is gorgeous- love all the bits you cut on your machine- so pretty- thanks for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous