Monday, April 18, 2011

H2H Bunny Hop: Easter Layout (& Lasting Memories Challenge)

It's time for the first ever Heart 2 Heart Bunny Blog Hop! The challenge is to create an Easter or Spring project using Close To My Heart products and then link it up (today only). Click HERE to see everyone's creations! Lasting Memories' challenge #34 is also an Easter or Spring layout challenge, so I am linking my layout up twice.

I didn't have the WOTG stamp set, I used ones that I had on hand, including Blessed, the April stamp of the month. I also personalized the layout by spraying the backgrounds with a spray pen filled with Crystal Blue reinker and rubbing alcohol. I like how it softens the stark Colonial White background. We had lots of fun playing with the new Kraft Color-Ready Borders. You can get 50 of these babies for only $5.95. Several of the ladies wove a strip of Heavenly Blue cardstock through theirs. Truly beautiful!



Here's a close-up of the Blessed stamp of the month. I paper-pieced the flowers and colored in the leaves with a blending pen. (I also found a scrap of Sweet Leaf ribbon for a bow.)


I think that the pleating on this page makes it sooo pretty, but several of my gals thought it was too much work. Making ruffles is probably easier, but I love the way this turned out.



To create this pretty butterfly, first stamp it in Chocolate on the layout. Then, stamp it on scrap cardstock after inking it up in Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue, and Twilight. Cut out the wings and adhere them to the butterfly base. Finally add a few sparkles because every butterfly needs some bling!



I also used the "rock 'n roll" inking technique on many of the eggs.


Hope you have a very "hoppy" Easter this Sunday!


All Supplies from Close To My Heart: Miracle WOTG instruction guide; Miracle paper pack; Chocolate Large and Small Alphabets, Blessed, A Flitter, and Easter Eggs (retired) stamp sets; Chocolate, Twilight, Sweet Leaf, and Crystal Blue inks; Crystal Blue reinker; Kraft Color-Ready Borders; Sweet Leaf ribbon rounds; Sparkles; Blending Pen; paper trimmer with scoring blade; sandpaper; spray pen; sponge

(If you do not already have a CTMH consultant, these supplies and many more can be found HERE.)


{Layout 2011 #19}

17 comments:

ALessner said...

This is so pretty!! Great job!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Haley, I love this!!! Great use of the SOTM. The colors you chose are perfect for the photos - a wonderful layout all around :) Thanks for joining the Bunny Hop at H2H!!

Karen Day said...

Haley this is just SO pretty! Love your choice of stamp set - it couldn't be more perfect, and the sprayed background is so soft looking. Glad to have you hopping along with us this week on H2H :o)

Karen Wilson said...

Haley, this is gorgeous!! I have that stamp as well but haven't used it yet. Gorgeous work and thank you for joining us at Lasting Memories!

Jennifer Lee said...

Great layout! Nice use of the products too, combining the Miracle workshop with the stamp of the month.

Traveling Bells said...

Yours turned out much prettier than mine. I'll leave those pleats to a smaller project than this whole page:)

Corina said...

Hey there Haley,
Your layout is so beautiful! I have this stamp set and have not used it and now you have inspired me to create with it. Thanks for joining us at H2H during our Bunny Hop!

Joel and Amy said...

Pretty cut out embelishments! ~Amy

Lorrinda said...

Great layout Haley! I love all the different techniques used on it, they all work so well together with your photos! Thanks for hopping along with us at H2H!

Jennifer Perkins said...

Beautiful layout!

Creatique Innovationz said...

Very Nice and I enjoyed the story formed in your lay-outs.

Jessica said...

Beautiful layout, you did a fabulous job on this! Thanks so much for hopping with us!

Joy said...

Haley, it turned out beautifully! Love the flowers and vines, and the butterfly. And I like the pleats although they were a little trouble to do - not too much! I'd use that technique again. I have to find the right pictures for my layout but I think it will be one of my favorites.

glassgraffitix2 said...

Absolutely love your LO! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

Lisa Stenz said...

Super duper cute Haley. Looking forward to seeing more of your amazing artwork very soon. (wink, wink) *Ü*

Dragonlady said...

Fantastic double page LO Hayley. Thanks for playing at Lasting Memories.

Hugs Ali x

Sue said...

Your layout is absolutely gorgeous. Great colors, great photos, just beautiful. Love the detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Lasting Memories.

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