Monday, June 18, 2012

PGC #10 - A Photo Inspiration

Happy Monday Morning Everyone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful past couple weeks.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the Subway Art Challenge on The Paper Girls Challenge.  It was so much fun seeing everyone's creations.

I hope everyone enjoys the challenge this time around just as much!  Kyla gave us this picture to work with.  I love how all the Paper Girls' projects were so different.  Unknowingly, we all took different elements to make our inspiration projects.

I gasped when Kyla posted the picture for us to work with.  It was so much fun...and right up my alley - the colors, the tiles, the flowers, everything.  For this layout, I wanted to play with the movement in this picture.  So I finally jumped on the pinwheel bandwagon and used my Big Shot to create this page with some Echo Park Happy Days 6x6 paper. Kevin really wanted to use some Stickles on this page, so he picked out the colors and they became the wind "turning" the pinwheels. 

I hope you enjoy this challenge as much as we did.  I can't wait to see what everyone creates.  I know I will be using this photo as an inspiration for a future page.  I'm thinking of hitting my scrap drawer to make a mosaic of scraps.  Fingers crossed!

Just a reminder, due to Canada Day and 4th of July, you have an extra week to create your masterpieces this time. 

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Monday, June 4, 2012

PGC 9 - Subway Art

I loved Erica's challenge on The Paper Girls Challenge Blog using Subway Art.  Subway art is using the mix of fonts.  When I found the Easter phrases on my Word Collage Cricut Cartridge, I knew it was I wanted to work with.  I put one of the Cricut pens in my machine and told it to fill the page.  And then I grabbed my Copic markers and went to town coloring.  My son had fun picking out colros for me to work with. 

The trick for me was to put the pictures on and not cover all the Subway Art (and where the heck do I put a title on this page?!?).  The other challenge was waiting for my glossy accents to dry.  I know it is hard to tell, but the 3 eggs and the "Easter Egg Hunt" were "glossed over".  I am used to Montana's dry climate when I'm using this stuff.  Here in St. Louis, it took nearly 3 days for the big egg under the green backed picture to dry.  Moral of the story, use lots of little coats, not 1 heavy coat.

Thank you stopping by.  I can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge!