Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Button Challenge Layout

Hi Crafty friends!  Brenda here from Friends Craftin With Friends, the design team was asked to make a project using at least one button for Sweet Sassy Diva.  I wanted to do a layout of our newest grand daughter that was born on her Papaw's birthday.  So I started off with a crude, and I mean crude sketch. Yeah, I'm no artist! lol But it was something to give me a starting point.

Then I decided to make it a double page layout and I got the idea to punch my paper using a Martha Steward around the page punch. I also used the ticket punch from SU.
So I printed my paper that I wanted to punch and started punching.  But......
....the punching didn't work out so well for me. lol  I didn't want to waste the paper that I had already printed so I trimmed off the botched punching making my paper size 10 1/4 by 10 1/4.  Punched again and only had one little boo boo this time.  I can live with that, I can always hide it with an embellishment.
So with a smaller punched paper I had to add another paper cut down to 11 x 11 inch and I printed that a solid color of green.  Layered it with my base and my top layer.  Ok that is working alright-not what I had in mind but it is working.  Next I printed and cut the images that I wanted to use from my Imagine using Nursery Tails. I also printed my pics I wanted to use too.  I played around with my images and buttons for a while.

I finally had to go with just two pics and I also didn't use all my embellishments.  Here is how the finished layout turned out. I didn't fill out all the info on our grand daughter since it was on the internet. Over all I am pretty pleased with it after all the problems I had getting going.  It isn't how I envisioned it with the sketch, but I made the most out of my mistakes and I am ok with it now.  Always try to take your mistakes and turn them into something you can use.  It is always worth a try!!


Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

So sweet Brenda. I love Nursery Tails and you did an awesome job making the layout. Love the MS punches around the outside.

The Queen (Laura) said...

Brenda this is so sweet! What a precious little girl! Great job on the layout, the lamb's are absolutely adorable! Great job my friend

TerriK said...

Adorable layout Brenda. I love the soft colors. Jan 3 is popular bday day ;)

Shawnee said...

This is so beautiful!! You did an amazing job on this. :)

Lisa said...

What a sweet layout!! I love the pretty papers and all of the embellishments are so fabulous!! Just gorgeous :)

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F.T said...

A good idea to get different thoughts and styles.
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girlia said...

Great LO