Monday, April 23, 2012

Playing with Glitz New Releases!

Hello everyone! I'm here to share some of my first pages with the new releases!

When I saw the peak of the Happy Travels collection, it was a few weeks after I had just gotten home from a trip that I will never forget...because it was a nightmare!!  My 2 1/2 year old was living up to all the sterotypes of a "terrible two" and it was just an awful awful time traveling.  So I had to journal about it (although I'd much rather forget it!).  Hopefully I can look back at this one day and laugh!  :)

(My alternative title for this layout was "The Trip From Hell:)

This was the only photo that I got while traveling and it was in the Detroit airport.  The hustle and bustle and the colors and the blur of the photo just emulate the hectic time that we were having.

I hand cut some planes from the Planes paper and strung them like a banner.  I first stitched lines underneath them.  I was thinking about how when you see a flight path on a map, you see those dotted lines from point A to point B, so that's what inspired me to stitch under the plane banner.  I also punched some cloud shapes from vellum and the patterned paper and layered them on.  I wanted some to pop off the page, so I had to get creative with that because a pop dot would show through the vellum.  So I just lightly glued one of the vellum clouds to the back of an airplane.

This next page I create based on the April blog challenge.

We had just taken a trip to the park where we saw a butterfly and Charlotte chased it around the field.  It was perfect for this challenge!

I loved the pink and blues and flowers and butterflies, so I incorporated those all into my page.
The layered banner sticker originally had a bird on it, but I took it off and replaced it with a small blue butterfly.

It is a bit hard to tell in the photos, but I took some acetate and cut out some small circles and inked the edges with brown StazOn.   I glued these circles over where the butterfly is in the photos to make them stand out a bit more.  One of the spiral roses is from a Spellbinders Die and the others I cut and rolled myself.

Hope you are inspired by this beautiful spring challenge!!

Happy Are They Who Travel Without Kids

Happy Travels Planes
Happy Travels Polka
Happy Travels Bicycle
Happy Travels Stripe
Happy Travels Epoxy Stickers
Happy Travels Title Stickers
Vintage Blue Stripes
Vintage Blue Epoxy Stickers
Vintage Blue teeny Alphas
Dance In the Sunshine Whatnots

Butterfly Chase

French Kiss Fleur
Pretty In Pink Pink Roses
Pretty In Pink Music
Pretty In Pink Peek A Boos
Pretty In Pink Journaling Stickers
Pretty In Pink Layered Stickers
Happy Travels Stripe
Happy Travels Floral
Happy Travels Bicycle
Other: American Crafts alpha stickers


Kellie said...

OH wow absolutely amazing layouts, I have walked away with inspiration from both.

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE both of these layouts! The sense of movement you have created on them is wonderful (and I love the sewing around the airplanes).

Christa said...

Audrey..I love those planes and those chevrons..just when I think I can't be anymore in awe of you..there you go again. I am going to reserve HOKEY DOODLE comments just for you. My gold standard in scrapping. :o)

Diana Waite said...

wow Audrey! Love the little planes--AND love the colors and sweetness of your second layout--GREAT job!

kate blue said...

I could scraplift you all month...your stitching makes me super happy and those planes!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE and LOVE.

Unknown said...

Great layouts. The planes and the "mapping" are a brilliant idea.