Monday, August 26, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Cricut Choice Challenge

It's time again for a new challenge at Exploring Cricut and this week it is your choice using your Cricut. You are to create a card, layout or project using at least 2 Cricut images. So the sky is the limit on what you want your art to be. 

I have just gotten my oldest off to college and my youngest is in school. So, I am hoping to get back to my craftroom and my blog. They have both been sorely neglected. I created this 2 page birthday layout with my youngest daughter's birthday in mind. She turned 13 last year and wanted to get this created before the next birthday!! 

She loves the blues and citrus colors and I think this design really suits her image. I don't know about you but sometimes it is nice not to use the pictures to dictate the colors chosen for the layout. It is a little freeing if there are colors in there that really won't go with the theme. My pictures had lots of colors to choose from and it was a little overwhelming, so I reverted to some of her favorite colors and it helped me think more clearly about color choices. 

Birthday Bash has some nice chunky letters to work with and I wanted the title to be stacked. So, with the help of my Gypsy, I welded the letters on top of one another to create the word "celebrate". For the "E" and the "T" I did take my lock off of sizing so that I could stretch them to the size I wanted. If you keep the lock on (which is normally the route to go) your image will increase or decrease proportionally. For this project, I wanted them to be wider but not taller than the letters they were next to.

12 x 12 2 page layout
Papers - Bazzill, AC and scraps
"celebrate" - Birthday Bash
Banner - Birthday Bash
Stars - George and Basic Shapes
Brown TopNote - Elegant Edges
Balloons - A Child's Year

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the fabulous inspiration from my DT Sisters. Hope you decide to get creative this week and join us too!!



Diane said...

I love this layout and will be scrap lifting! Great job.

snappy scrappy said...

Super LO!

Sharon said...

Great layout! Love the balloons and banner. And I really love how you stacked the letters! :)

Michelle N. said...

I love the colors you chose! And thanks for the great information on stacking letters-I'm learning CCR!

teachermom5 said...

What a perfect layout! I really love the colors and that banner is great.