April 21, 2011

Precious Moments on Thursday

If you are a Cricut fan then you know what today is!  It's Hello Thursday!  For those of you who are Cricut Circle members you were lucky enough to get a preview of the new cartridges that are being released.  I was lucky too and I got to play with one of the new Imagine Cartridges called Vintage Damask.  It is an all patterned paper cartridge and if you love damask than this cart is for you.  The papers are a gorgeous mix of beautiful damasks combined with a very vintage color palette. 
Now if you happened to see my layout on the Circle Blog, this is not the exact same layout.  Yes, it is similar, but I ask you to take a second look and you will then see that there are a few differences between the two.  I initially made two layouts using the same photo just playing around with a technique that I had been wanting to try and I realized that the scraps from my other layout would be perfect to give this a try.  I had already printed several of the patterned papers, so I had a few of them to play around with too.  Once I started playing, I thought it might be fun to share my other layout with you and the fun techniques I used when creating it.  The scraps I used are the large green scalloped background piece, the small brown half circles and the large damask shape.   I used the negative of the large damask as a mask to create the inked image on this layout.  I simply positioned it over my background paper and used my magnets and my fingers to hold it in place as I applied the ink using a sponge and Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
 Here you can see a close up of the masking.
The small brown circles are scraps from a smaller scallop frame that I created, but did not end up using on this project.  I had them laying on my scrap table and thought they might add a nice touch, so I added them inside the larger scallops.
I hope you all enjoyed Hello Wednesday yesterday and Thursday today!  I know I am super excited about some of those new cartridges.  How about you?  Do you have a favorite?

Coming up on 17Turtles:
Tomorrow, I have a my final GCD Studios project to share with you just in time for Easter!  Foam eggs, chipboard and and patterned paper are a wonderfully fun combo of things to play with!!!

And now, who of you my wonderful readers is ready for a giveaway?  I told you I would do one in April, and April is slowly slipping away from me.  Next week, I will be going through my stuff and putting together some things to give away.  I will be posting a giveaway next week, so stay tuned for your chance at winning!

Tomorrow, I have a my final GCD Studios project to share with you just in time for Easter!

HAPPY HUGS!
Juliana

2 comments:

  1. That is such a beautiful layout, I love the scalloped background and the brown circles inside, very pretty!

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  2. Very pretty! You do some amazing stuff with your Cricut!

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