Thursday, April 09, 2009

My Lil' Gardener... an American Crafts Challenge

How cute is he? This was him testing his garden sprayer..he was soooooooooooooo excited. I made this Layout for the American Crafts challenge on their blog "Studio" and the challenge was to use Backyard and Spring & Summer collection on a page. So my supplies I used are:
~~Paper~~ spring & summer {preserves, & saucer} backyard {solid side of tweet}, & craft colored cardstock, and a green piece of textured cardstock
~~Elements~~cricket buttons
~~mini brads silver
~~Thickers-root beer float
~~ribbon ~stripes of spring & summer collection
~~Clubhouse foam {arrows, & saw blade flowers}
~~ yellow in the loop ribbon (daisy D's I think)

I distressed this thing to the max... so I debated and you know how we all protect our paper and are careful not to even bend a corner..well the striped paper I..I .. are you ready for this..I wadded it up over and over.. I will have to admit the first time around it was hard then it felt great.. then I sanded and ripped and inked and... and ... I sooooo loved the way it turned out.. I am a big distresser anyway but this was way cool.. Hope you may try this on your next Layout..its a good stress reliever.
~~~to make the flower I used my slice to cut out a 4" scalloped circle, and a 3 1/2" circle
~~ Punch 8 circles 1 3/8" fold them in half , open up then fold in half again so it is scored in quarters..fold in half and use your score marks and fold 1 quarters lip back..then again on opposite side, then open and fold the quarters back in on itself. The very outer edge is another circle with a slither of a moon cut out of it and put on the edge of the petal. I sanded the heck out of the petals. I hand cut my leaves on the stem..folded them up , inked, and sanded. The stem is hand cut as well out of the Saucer paper.

So as I was doing this Layout I did not even realize how much craft crafts products I have.


Appie said...

U did a great job, so cute! BB looks like he was having so much fun!

marla said...

Awesome LO - love the flower - I will have to give it a try. I love my Slice

Jennifer (gojenlaw) said...

love it Tina

Scrapping Julie said...

aw man this is awesome!!!!
glad you have fun distressing it all. i love to distress!