Thursday, August 4, 2011

May and June CC projects

So a couple months ago, Crop Chocolate announced that they were going to audition all the ladies who were part of the very large design team and select 10 to be an official Design Team.  The rules were that we had to submit a project each month, and CC would choose the top 10 to be highlighted on their blog with the project and a video.  May was the first month, and the theme was "All About Me".  I did a one page layout of why I walk for Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.  Here are the pictures. 

I used ink to flick the edges of the picture mats to add some dimension and definition.  I felt it just needed that extra color to separate the two papers.

Then I also cut out a couple of the leaves and used 3-d dots to pop them up to add some extra dimension to the page.  All the patterned paper is from Making Memories Dilly Dally.   The pink background paper is from Making Memories watercolor set.  The chipboard letters were some from my stash.

I was happy with how it turned out, but it wasn't quite enough to make the top 10 for the month.

But since the 10 chosen for May were ineligible to be highlighted for June, I figured my chances were better and submitted a project for that challenge, which was the Monochromatic Challenge.

I decided upon a graduation card, since June is known for that.  And my inspiration was the fact that my DD's daycare teacher asked me to make a graduation card for her to give to her daughter (this was the project I listed for the blog hop below).  Since orange is not a color I normally play with, I decided to use it for the challenge.  I found a sketch in Scrapbooks.etc and went from there.

All the paper is from CC - the patterned papers are from Echo Park Summer Days, Basic Grey offbeat, Making Memories mat stack, and the cardstock is from a Hot Chocolate.  The tag is from Making Memories Chloe's Closet collection.  The ribbon is from American Crafts.

This is a close-up of the flocked butterfly I did.  I really love it, and it's really similar to rub-ons which are so versatile.  The flocking set is from Making Memories as well.

I added some brads and flowers as accents.  The brads are Making Memories mini silver circles.  The flowers are from Making Memories mini blossoms collection.

And I used my cuttlebug and an embossing folder to add some dimension to the back.

I felt this project turned out really well also, and I'm happy to say that I was chosen as one of the top 10 for the month.  The video I did was about the flocked butterfly and can be found here:


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