May 10, 2011

My Sunshine

I think I went overboard on the challenges on this one.  I was searching through all the blogs I follow to find inspiration, and that is exactly what I found, inspiration.  A little too much inspiration.  As a matter of fact, I found that I could do a page that fit into 5 different challenges.  The challenges...

  1. Crop Stop - Had to use a bird or a birdcage.  Check.
  2. Bird is the Word - Had to use the word "Sunshine".  Check.
  3. (Paper) Trail Makers - Had to make handmade flowers.  Check.
  4. Color Combos Galore - Inspiration Board 191.  Check.
  5. Scrapbook Challenges - I used the sketch.  Check.


The result...

The flowers are made from a circle puch and then cut in half.  Have to admit, not my own design, but isn't that the point of scraplifting...  LOL.

So, I combined all my favorite techniques...  sewing (framed the picture), paint (the sunshine and the dots), inking (pedals of the flowers).


  1. there are parts that I love and parts that I like ... I LOVE the bird ... I LOVE the painted sunshine ... I LOVE the title ... I LOVE the picture ... I LOVE the weaved paper strips ... I LOVE the small flowers and just like the big one ... IMHO, the big one draws my eye away from the picture and the rest of the elements ... I seriously LOVE that bird ... he's fabulous!!!

  2. You hit the nail on the head with that one. The BIG flower just overpowers the entire page. I might be needing to do a little modifications to this one.

  3. 5 to one!!! Well done! One time I did 6 to one!!! Good luck!!!! Thanks for playing @ BITW!

  4. Great detial - love your pinwheel flowers - thanks for playing at Bird is the Word :)

  5. Loved reading your post! Great job combining challenges! Love the flowers and the sketch you used, of course! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The (Paper) Trail Makers! and Scrapbook Challenges!

  6. Fabulous page Lisa.. love the hand made flower!! Thanks for playing along at BITW :))

  7. Great job on this LO Lisa! Good luck and thanks for joining BITW challenge.

  8. alot to look at in this layout...very interesting...thanks for playing at BITW

  9. Good job with the TrailMakers challenge!