Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger: Mother's Day LO

So I'm not usually a one page kind of gal - double the pages all the way, baby! But there are just TOO many stinkin' cute one page sketches around...like THIS ONE from Bella Blvd. As soon as I saw bit I knew where I was headed....

These pictures are blurry, fuzzy, and badly lit. 2 year old Max looks like a giant compared to his 4 year old brother. The color is all wonky. And they are all I have from Mother's Day this year. In fact, these blurry sad pics are my actual sweet Mother's Day present! At 5 in the morning John and the boys made these signs and took these pictures to change up my screen saver to a rotating photo slideshow of my kiddos! The still stop weeks later to stare at their faces rotating on my screen - I love it!

This week's Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World is called Man-tastic! So I thought it was funny to use the Man-tastic theme and colors to make my Mother's Day pics warm and fuzzy...instead of just plain ol' fuzzy. Here's the trigger pic, and there's still 2 more weeks to play!

I pulled CS colors to coordinate, in this case Lagoon, Cocoa, Tulip, and some Grey Wool Textured CS I've been hoarding saving for a rainy day. I cut out this Ornaments shape using my Art Philosophy Cartridge and embossed each one with different Cuttlebug folders. I love the Herringbone pattern, but you have to run that one carefully - lots of detail there!

I distressed each ornament using different sides of the sanding block. I used the medium grit on the Grey and Tulip, since the texture was deep enough to take the grit. I used the finest side on the Swiss Dot Lagoon CS and the Cocoa Herringbone so they wouldn't get too distressed. Then I flipped the block to the coarsest side and edged all the pieces. I love the look of the distressed pattern against the crisp white background!

I laid them out in a pattern following the Bella Sketch. Instead of flowers I decided to go with my current favorite stamp - the big birdie from the June SOTM. I know - not fair I've been showing you all this fun stuff with that sweet little guy and you can't even get your inky paws on him yet...No worries! June is only a few days away!

I paper pieced him in Grey Wool textured CS distressed with a sponge and Cocoa Ink plus some of that Lagoon Dotty for You paper (only available for 2 more days...alas!!). Look at his cute beak and feet...in this case, they are petals trimmed from the new Just Blooms Paradise collection! And I just love an excuse to bring out the wiggly eyes...

I used a Tulip Marker to color my Color Ready Stickers to match, then stamped the border image from the June SOTM over top in Cocoa ink. I thought the swirly dotty border reminded me of Mendhi...along with the ornament pattern background. I loved these stickers and bought a ton recently from the While Supplies Last area...they are (sadly) gone now, but thee's a lot more goodies out there... perhaps it's time for a belated Mother's Day Shopping Spree?

I'm linking this post up to the Mother's Day Challenge over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges, too.

Thanks for stopping by - you're so TWEET!

8 comments:

Vicki Wizniuk said...

LOVE this! ♥

Kigz said...

Guess I should have read your blog post before asking questions, lol!!! I love your stuff, Wendy. Thanks for inspiring!

Pamela OConnor said...

Amazing layout! <3 it!!!

Linda said...

I'm not a scrapbooker but I do adore your layout for this week's tues Trigger!!!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

110% adorable! Thanks for playing H2H!

Jen Zimmerman said...

Love your page! The story behind the photos is awesome too :)

Aixa M. said...

Adorable!

kerenbaker said...

Love this project- just a gorgeous take on the Trigger and nice to see a LO for a change!

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