Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Matterhorn Bobsleds meet Graphic 45

Another layout for Disney Scrappers.  This layout fits several challenges over there: Veterans Weekend Challenge #4 - Inspiration, Disney Color Challenge #3, and Disney Challenge #11.  We are having a lot of fun over there, so please stop by and see what we are up to and get inspired!

This started out first as a layout to fit the color challenge #3.  Here are the colors:
You can add any additional color, so I chose green, and you do not have to do Pirates, that is just the inspiration photo.  I searched my paper stash and found nothing for this color combo until I started digging through my Graphic 45 papers.  I put several paper lines together to come up with this color combo, but I think it works.
Next, I decided I wanted to follow one of Susan's sketches and decided on a two-pager that she did for Basic Grey.  I know, a Basic Grey Sketch using Graphic 45 paper, but oh well!

The Graphic 45 lines I used on these page were, primarily Renaissance Faire, the stamps were from Transatlantic, the gold from Le Romantique, and the red from Fashionista.  Glad I had so many lines from which to mix and match!!

  For the Inspiration challenge, you had to pic something from the photo to use for inspiration so I chose a rosette and pennants.  I loved that the Graphic 45 Transatlantic had these postage stamps that actually had Switzerland on them AND the Matterhorn!!  Wow!  I added my own postage stamp of the edelweiss.
I decided I wanted to make some edelweiss to put on this layout.  At first I tried to find some at my LSS and online, but there were none to be found, so I put on my crafty thinking cap and got to work.
I started with some old Bo Bunny white felted paper, and cut out two QuicKutz starfish. Weird, starfish, but the shape looked edelweissy to me.
 Then I carefully trimmed around the edges of one of them to make it a tiny bit smaller.
Then I layered them, hand cut some thin leaves from green paper, and the last step was to alcohol ink some pearls for the centers.  Ta da!


blupixy said...

What a great layout! Love the banners and the starfish flowers! You have been busy :)

scrapbookertink said...

Hi Tami saw this and had to pop over, this is amazing. I don't recognise that line from G45 but it looks amazing especially on your banner. Love the rosette and Quikcutz haven't seen them in ages, fab layout, take care Doreen x

Susan Stringfellow said...

omgosh!!! WOW!!! I was about to ask you if I could make that into a sketch and then I scrolled down. Too bad too because I could use a new two pager right about now. LOL!!! LOVE these papers, the photos are gorgeous and those edelweiss are just so adorable and perfect. I will copy that idea.

Michelle said...

I love the banner and the papers! I never would have thought to use the starfish for flowers, great idea, they look awesome!