Tuesday, April 20, 2010

my mind's eye challenge

I love the paper lines that My Mind's Eye comes out with. They have a little bit of everything. They are doing a challenge over on their blog this week and I thought I'd play along. Only problem is, I had trouble deciding which papers to use and which daughter to highlight. So, I did two layouts! Here is the sketch we had to use:


And here are my layouts:


These flowers are really easy to make. Take a scallop punch and punch along a 12x12 piece of paper. When finished, trim your strip to 1x12inches. Fold at each scallop like an accordian. Attached ends. The trickiest part is getting the flower to stay put once you flip it together--think lots of glue! I added some stickles to my flower centers to give them a little shine. I also highlighted a few of the clouds with my stickles.



For both layouts I used chipboard and covered them with MME paper (using my trusty Modge Podge). For the green scallop punch, I used my punch on either side of one strip of paper and then ran some linen thread through for some added dimension.

I know which layout is my favorite . . . what do you think?
Have a great day!

8 comments:

Denise Z. said...

These are SO cute--what a great sketch! Love your scalloped journaling strips, too. TFS!

Kristen said...

Both are incredibly cute, Brenda! I'm partial to the color scheme in Paige's layout, though...I wonder why?

Christine said...

I love both layouts! And that strip on Paige's is super cute. My mom has that punch, I may have to borrow it ;-)

Claude said...

Both are really nice, but I will say the picture on the left of that first layout makes it a winner for me!
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Samantha T. said...

Love your takes on the challenge! Beautiful flowers, too.

Lydia said...

OMG, both of these are absolutley priceless. Love the facial expressions , the first one has it for me, fantastic

sortedscrapper said...

You have done an awesome job of the sketch. Love the scallop flowers. Will have to try them.

Valerie said...

Gorgeous takes on the sketch - love your photos and paper choices!