Tuesday, April 15, 2014


My first design team assignment was to make a layout using Carta Bella's Baby Mine Girl paper.  So cute and adorable!!  But, other than my kitties, I have no babies, girls or otherwise.  No problem I thought, I'll just do a layout about my girls when they were kittens!  But then when I pulled the paper out and looked at it, my mind was made up.  It screamed "White Rabbit!" to me, and seeing as I had just taken some pictures with the notoriously tardy bunny, I knew it was meant to be.

As always, I turned to my favorite sketch site, Sketch Savvy and pulled an oldie but a goodie out of my stack of sketches. If you haven't seen or used Susan's sketches before, you are missing out!  Head over there and check it out.  Loads of inspiration right at your fingertips.  Sketch Savvy #95  I have used before, but I really like it and felt it fit my pictures.

 This embellishment cluster was easy to put together.  I got a Queen of Hearts card from just a plain deck of cards I had in my stash, cut it in half and used it beneath the blue oval sticker.  I mounted the sticker on thin chipboard and just rough cut white cardstock and the chipboard into a smaller oval shape than the sticker. I adhered the rose sticker to the center.  I detail cut the little teapot from the nursery rhyme paper.

Here is a mini tutorial for making the watch.
First I cut three thin pieces of chipboard with the Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Pocket Watch Die. It embossed the inner circle but doesn't cut it.
 Then I painted them all three gold with Metallic Distress Paint.  I punched a 1 1/2 inch circle from white cardstock and stamped a clock face on it.  For this one I used a 7 Gypsies pre-inked stamp.
Adhere the watch face to one of the die cuts as shown.
 For the other two, I used my Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Knife and cut the center circle out.
Then all that was left was to draw the hands on the clock and layer the three together.  For an added bit of dimension, I then covered just the gold part of the watch with glossy accents.  You can see how it makes it shimmer in the photo above.

These flags are simple enough to make.  Just trim some scraps and glue them on to a decorative pin.  I punched two hearts from cardstock and covered them with glossy accents.
 The title is just Studio Calico letter stickers with Glossy Accents for dimension and to allow the letters to match the watch and the gold sequins.  The sequins look orange in the photo but they all three match on the layout. I adhered the Studio Calico sequins with Glossy Accents and then used my sewing machine to sew through them.  I also used my machine to sew various papers throughout the layout.

This was a fun assignment!  Although I have plenty of product left over to do another layout.  So stay tuned.  Will it be girl kittens or something else? 


Susan Stringfellow said...

ok that little pocket watch is adorable but I just love the way you used the Baby Mine collection for White Rabbit. I am totally going to copy this. The teapot cut from the rhyme card paper is my favorite bit - well and the stitching one the framed piece. Gorgeous page and the white rabbit looks so soft!

Colleen O said...

I agree that this paper works great with the White Rabbit. I love your subtle queen of hearts embellishment too. Congrats on your DT position.

Frank said...

Oh my goodness, I wouldn't have thought to use this paper line for Disney pics...and I'll admit that I was very wrong for not thinking of that...the papers are wonderful...and compliment the pictures without overpowering them. Wonderful layout!

blupixy said...

This collection is perfect for the White Rabbit! Love the playing card as an embellishment. What a great use for the pocket watch die! Thanks for sharing!

craftybarb said...

Super Cute! Love the techniques, the paper line is adorable! Creative like always.

Suzy said...

Love It!!, Just got back from 2 days of Eggstravaganza at MK myself and am totally going to lift this-- Alice in Wonderland is a fav of mine and I love the paper!!

Anonymous said...

I'm always impressed with your layouts but this one is
especially creative. Love it to pieces! The embellishments are classy and professional. I can
definitely see this layout working for snaps of your 'babies' too at some point.

Laurie Zeller said...

It's so inspiring to see layouts done with papers that were designed for an entirely different purpose. Just brilliant!

Sara said...

This is beautiful! These papers are perfect for your photos!