Sunday, February 6

Petaloo CHA Winter 2011 Projects

Major Meltdown goin' on .... and that's a GOOD thing !! The ice dams are shrinking - Amen ! So many families, friends and businesses have lost roofs due to the weight of the snow and ice and a meltdown is welcome !

I wanted to share my FIRST EVER CHA projects I did for Petaloo !! I was so lucky to be able to use some Brand New Petaloo CHA releases and you are going to LOVE them. The new products are GORGEOUS - flowers, sprigs, garland and OMG - the trims are delicious !!! Check out all the new 2011 releases HERE !!

Our booth layouts are 8 x 8 which was soooo fun and a nice change from my traditional 12 x 12 size. For my first layout I combined new and older Color Me Crazy products. These products are just dying to be inked, misted, painted or just left alone. I took a CMC vine and wrapped it around a vintage frame. I used inks and Luminarte Radiant Rain to alter some CMC flowers and leaves and tucked them around the framed photo. I did alot of distressing and crumpling and inking to give the layout a real vintage feel. The papers here are Basic Grey's Capella line....

"Gram" Layout

Gram layout for Petaloo take 2 
Gram frame close-up for Petaloo
Gram close-up of CMC misted flowers

I continued with this paper collection to create a card. When I received my Petaloo goodies I knew right away how I would use the ADORABLE CMC Pansies Bunch. I spayed the flowers with a gold shimmery mist but kept some of the white showing. I added some sheer ribbon and a metal charm around the flower bunch, some bling, more ink (gotta love ink) and here's the result ...

"Thank-You" Card

 For my second 8x8 layout I went all girl !! My niece's daughter Katelynn is a total character and I fell in love with this photo of her looking at herself in a mirror. The color of her little dress did not quite match the Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage papers so I converted it to B&W and problem solved. I combined a bunch of flowers from the new Petaloo Cantebury collection. The rose and berries branch and rose blossoms are gorgeous and come in several colors !! I also used a flower from the stunning trim as an accent as well !! The trims come packaged on cute dress forms and I used that form, covered it with paper and added a pearl necklace as part of the layout !

"Fashionista" Layout

Fashionista for Petaloo DT CHA Winter 2011

Fashionista close-up 2
 My second card was created from scraps of papers and which I distressed and inked - shocking, I know !! I created a flower cluster with the GORGEOUS Canterbury rose blossoms and added a few leaves also from the collection.

"Happy Mother's Day" card


Happy Mother's Day card close-up 
 For my final layout I used some brand new papers from Pink Paislee which were released at CHA Winter. I used the collection called "Daily Junque". I cut bit and pieces from several of the papers and layered them together. The pink grid paper was perfect as my background and I added some mist for fun. The flower cluster and leaves and spiral thingys near the photo are more awesome items from the Petaloo Cantebury collection. I added some masking tape around the edges of the page for added interest - and the tape is sheer enough to see through - which is cool !!

"Happy Mother's Day" Layout

Happy Mother's Day Layout for Petaloo 

Happy Mother's Day layout close-up 
 Thanks for taking the time to check these out and once again I'm so psyched to be part of this talented team. Enjoy the rest of the weekend !!



Zarah said...

These are fantastic!! I especially love the grams-LO but they're all fab! ...I can't wait to get myhands on these Petaloos! :D

Lisa said...

Your layouts are beautiful Lynn. I saw a few of them at CHA and was smiling, thinking hey I know her! :)

Nancy said...

Love what you did with Daily Junque - beautiful!

nike tn said...

Your layouts are beautiful Lynn.

Maura said...

Your cards are gorgeous!