Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Are you gaga ?


So this was my original take of the Scrappiest Sketch 53 this week .
(See my post below for a take 2 )

My nieces here themselves provided the title for this layout . 
They do fancy themselves a little gaga-ish with those overlarge sunglasses ! 

I used mainly Prima's new Flight of Fancy pps here 
and kept everything rather simple & true to the sketch 
so that some of the overlarge / dramatic elements will add their magic to the overall design.

Before I stuck anything down I misted in part of a scroll design using a TA Glimmer Screen ( from their Garden Lattice line I think ) , using Maya Mist in Avocado & GM in English Ivy.
I just can't leave pastel colors alone & have to add in a little color intensity & depth somewhere . ;) 




To add some interest to a straight edge I used my fave MS deep edge ( well it is only my sole one for now too! ;) ) punch - the Garden Lattice - here. I tried out using a border punch too on my  smaller photo directly. I don't like matting pics much, so I sometimes get around it by adding in a black frame to the photo before printing. 


I found the   curved lines drawn at 2 corners of the sketch rather interesting. 
At first glance , it reminded me to use swirls to finish off the design . 
& I was more than pleased to use this overlarge Prima black crystal swirl  which I have long forgotten I even had 
but thanks to the sketch - was unearthed   from my stash ! ;) 

for the smaller suggested swirl ,  I used a new Prima pearl swirl with the little rosebuds to dress up the photo corner.
This particular new design in this lovely peach is really addictive & definitely good to ALWAYS have !  . 

For the titlework ; I wanted to keep "gaga" larger in proportion to the other words 
& chose to use the new Prima chipboard alphas that matched this Flight of Fancy line as well.
I added Red distressed stickles as well as an icicle type . 
To finish off the titlework I used a black marker to outline my misted design , as well as to outline the chipboard alphas to add some pop . 


If you want to try the sketch and hopefully get your hands on that rockin' kit from Scrap For A Cure, link your LO up to Mr. Linky here before the month is over.

17 comments:

Lisa said...

Pearl, I love it that your nieces helped with the title, how fun! Your layouts are lovely as ever, I just love your style!

Jennifer said...

This is so beautiful, Pearl! I love all the border punch work, the masking, and the black gem flourish! The title is great and I love the soft colours too. Such sweet photos. :)

tania said...

I bought a mask just like that!thanks for the inspiration, might have to give this layout a lift:)(if you don't mind)

Lynette said...

I love everything about this layout...it is so pretty.

BTW I ordered a few Martha Stewart punches...I love them.

Mickey said...

It's simply gorgeous!

Monique said...

What a wonderful page Pearl!! Love the misting you did with the frame (I bought them but haven't used them yet), love your title and just love the photos!!!

Sindy said...

This LO makes me go gaga!!!

Jennifer said...

Hi Pearl! Thanks for your comment. :) I totally agree that PP is the way to go with the most bang for the buck! I am really happy that homemade embellishments are really in style with so many great ideas out there. It saves on the scrappy budget and they look so original. I might cut into my Prima today! :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Pearl this is totally delicious! Love everything about it...

Metal_Minish said...

So cool to see you using the same sketch here, but so differently! ^-^
This is also really beautiful, and punching on the smaller photo was a really nice touch! I should try it someday... ;3

Mo said...

oh pearl, this is beautiful...thanks for being so detailed because that takes up time, i know! i really appreciate it! i feel like misting and masking....

Susan said...

I love this - it is so soft and pretty yet the black accents make such a definitive contrast. Misting has taken me by storm lately too - I love those little bottles of shimmer!

Thank you for posting so much inspiration.

ellen s. said...

i am! i am! love me some gaga ;) this layout is so amaZing! you have the coolest style

euphoria said...

sweet LO!! Oh my, it is gorgeous!! love the masking and the sweet punch around the photo!

Audrey Pettit said...

My word! This is gorgeous, Pearl! Totally gorgeous! and those photos are so fun, too.

Rosangela Philippsen said...

Hello Pearl, I love how you used the mask, the layout is totally pefect!
xoxo

Rosangela Philippsen said...

Hello Pearl, I love how you used the mask, the layout is totally pefect!
xoxo