Thursday, 11 April 2013

The Best Bits Framed

Good Morning.
How's Spring going for you so far?

I've been wanting to share my latest project here, but I've needed to change email servers (a very long story) so I've changed to gmail but as it's a business account I require it clashed with my personal account that I use for scrapbooking, but as you can see we have sorted it now : )

So, this project.

It's a rather large project. 16x11 inches to be more precise.
It started off with the Jillibean Soup Place mats that are in the Cocoa Daisy main kit 'forecast' this month.
You can see it here.
So I thought it would be fun as it's not your usual 12x12 paper to use it as this months 'Teaming Up With ' blog project at Cocoa Daisy. Just to see what the other designers would come up with and share some ideas with everyone who is now receiving their kits.

I loved making this. I started with a large piece of card and misted the background.
I used Maya Mists Lime MetallicTurquoise Metallic, a little Cornflower Blue, Blue Agave which I understand has been sadly discontinued and some Lemon Metallic too in the top right hand corner. 
As most of them are metallic mists it does leave a fab kind of shimmer.

I used the Jillibean Diecuts to embellish the little polaroid style frames which came the addon 'Wellies' along with these cute Jillibean Butterfly Pins.

And I printed off some of our favourite Orlando 2012 photos. It's now hanging in the hallway and makes me smile when I walk past.

We are on countdown again. It's now 546 days til we go again : )
Our happy place.

Please go and check out the Cocoa Daisy blog post here and see what the other girls have created with their placemats. It's so fun to see how many different ways it can be used.  It's a really fun post.
Plus if you are feeling the love for this kit, Christine up'd the numbers this month and we still have some left. See here.
The kids are still on Easter holidays this week. We've been keeping busy.
A trip to London on Sunday. We did the London Dungeons, London Eye and the Tate Modern Art Museum. I was so pleased that the kids loved the art museum. I expected Louis to complain that it was boring but he took it all in. We were chatting about it whilst in the car on Monday and they were telling me their favourite pieces and what they thought different artists were trying to say through their work etc.. They took it all in.
We are planning to go back again soon. There is a Lichtenstein exhibition on right now. You have to pay to visit so we thought we'd test the waters first to see how the kids were and I think they would love the exhibition. It's pop art and they both sketch, Louis is really into writing comics, so I think they would both enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you are having good week.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AMAZING Lisa!! WOW WOW WOW!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the background and love love love those frames!! Totally pinning this!!!

Bananastamper said...

such a fabulous project! Fun colour scheme and fun frames!