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Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Pair of Pears or Five... Photo Inspiration Challenge - Papercraft Star

This is my first entry for a challenge over at Papercraft Star (Challenge #19)...  This week's challenge was based on a Photo Inspiration.  Please take a moment to hop on over and check out the photo and other entries (PLUS: They have open voting until Monday Night at MIDNIGHT!!  I'd L-O-V-E to have your vote!! Thanks!!).  Maybe you'll even find that you would like to enter one of their challenges too (they list all of the challenges in advance so you always know what's next - So cool!!).
The inspiration that I took from the photo was mostly about the pears, but I was also inspired by the cool colors...  I really liked the idea of putting this butter color with the honeydew and artichoke colors...

I started with a 12x12 piece of purple paper from the Creative Memories Reminisce Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack...  I just love how the paper is already distressed-looking for me -- It works perfectly for so many layouts!  The two photo boxes are made with 4"x6" pieces in artichoke and mounted on butter that has been distressed with brown chalking ink (I love the chalking inks!  I used it on every die cut and photo box and the journaling box too!).  The ribbon is attached only on the back so that I can slide the perfect pictures right under...  The pear die cuts can all be found on the Preserves Cricut Cartridge, though I should mention that I mixed-and-matched the pieces of the three different pears on the cartridge to get the look I wanted.  My journal box began with a piece of honeydew cardstock measuring 2.5"x3" and is mounted on cement and artichoke cardstock.

I hope you enjoy my 12x12 Pear Layout...  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments.  I'd love for you to become a follower as I am really enjoying the opportunity to share what I've been working on.  As always, your comments are appreciated -- Even if it's just to let me know you've stopped by!! :)

Thanks for visiting, and have a GREAT day!!


Tracy said...

This layout is adorable! I love those pear die cuts. This will make such a great page. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Norma said...

I LOVE the color of the background!!! Beautiful!!!

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