Today, I manage to take more photos on the layout with another camera. With these photos, the details are clearer especially the sparkles from the "diamonds" and crystals. I also took a night shot of the layout with the lights on.
Thank you very much to the LOTV team for selecting my entry as the first prize for LOTV October 2013 challenge. Also thank you very much to all those who has been taking part in the challenges as all the entries have been amazing and inspiring.
These cuties are sitting at the counter enjoying some sweet treats. Behind them is the wall stacked with jars of assorted flavoured candies. The stool tops are covered with felt flowers cut from Cheery Lynn Design roses dies.
I covered the gap between the roof and light fixture with some rose ribbon and die cut leaves.
Next to the candies counter is a wall decorated with some roses and birds.
The cake counter space is separated from the rest of the floor space with a "doily" carpet.
Following are the Cheery Lynn Design Dies I used for this project:
This is my entry to this week Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #96 Hearts a Glow. It is a mixed media project combined with Graphic 45 Secret Garden collection. I have to admit this is one of those "On Going" project that has undergone tons of changes with the help of Gesso. Finally, I settled for a more shabby chic shade.
Another look at the project without any photo. I wanted to make it into a photo frame where the photo could be changed. I cut two Heartland America hearts. I trimmed one of them to only retain the border to cover the PVC sheet on top of the bottom heart. A close-up look at the hearts.
Tip: A new trick I discovered to enhanced my fuzzy cutting. As I cannot remove the small background areas between the flowers and leaves, I use "Bundled Sage" Distress marker to go over the yellow background. This hides the background and creates an illusion of more leaves.
I just loved this week Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #95 Frame It challenge. My inspiration came from the resemblance of the frame die to the beautiful iron wrought works. For this challenge, I "landscaped" a garden in a château and using Graphic 45 French Country paper collection.
Upon "opening" the door, one can see the two rows of water lilies framing both sides of the courtyard. The wavy water canals are made from Border Carnivale DL129 lace.
Close shot of the water lilies and fountains.
The center of the courtyard is a tag cut from the French Collection. Instead of glueing down the tag, I cut four corners from Lace Corner Deco B (b162) (tip: using strong cardstock) to hold the tag.
Upon flipping the tag over, another court yard will be revealed.
On top of this panel, I added some vines from Fanciful Flourish (B117).
I also fuzzy cut some sunflowers from the paper collection and stacked them behind the bench in different layers. This tag is also removable as it is held by the sunflowers.
Above is a shot of the bench when the tag is removed from the lace. I also use the same Lace Corner Deco B (B162) on the back of the doors (red panels). I managed to slide some photos between the corner and Carnival lace. Since I have a few tags and areas to hold photos, I decided not to add any sentiments to this card and potentially converting it to a mini album later.
For this card, I used quilling to enhance the die cuts and create other elements such as the sun ray and the background heart shapes.
I used Wedding Vows die to cut the couple. I added some textures to create the clothing. As both the paper and my couple die cut were white, I cut a pink heart from the Two of hearts die set and layered it behind the heads.
My inspiration for this week Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #92 Anything Goes came from decorating a pot of plant using the remaining die cuts from my necklace design two weeks ago. For this challenge, I created the following garden ornament.
Behind the main rose are two small flowers, smallest flower on the left is cut from Manons Wedding Garland while the flower on the right is cut using Stacker Flower #2 (the center piece is a trimmed using Scalloped Window Stackers XMC-5).
It is my hope that I can share some ideas on using the beautiful Cheery Lynn Designs dies beyond scrapbooking and cardmaking. Below is a photo of the decorated plants that inspired this entry. It was amazing how a few butterflies on this pot could spark series of conversations while it travelled to its new owner.
For this weekCheery Lynn Designs Challenge #91 Hot Time in the Summer, I decided to make an accordion card. I created a backyard scene where the dogs were having fun playing with water while the cat sitting at the pouch pondering why water could be a toy and wishing the master is back.
For the grass, I used the Grass Border and cut them into smaller patches. The iron plant hangers were cut from one of the corner from the Lace Corner Deco A. The leaves of the hanging plants are cut using parts of the Mini Flourish One.
This is the first time I played with the texture plate and I really love the result. To create the brick fence, I embossed my paper with Old Bricks texture plate and tear the top of the fence using the edge of the plate as suggested in the Cheery Lynn tutorial.