For the first one I used this amazing butterfly cut file from The Cut Shoppe - you can find it FREE here on their blog post. They really do have amazing cut files! I backed it with paper from the Fancy Free collection - I love how the multicolour paper looks behind this cut file!
Here's a close up of this butterfly - so fun! I cut it large, but I think I'll do a few more smaller sized ones for cards. I used pop dots to add some dimension.
The title is a cut file by Crafty Jen Schow - included with the Ready, Sketch, Go class. I used Prismacolor and Hobby Color Markers to colour my title and add a bit of shading.
Some Distress Ink coloured my wooden flower embellishment and I added a round puffy sticker dot to the center. I added some hand stitching using embroidery floss around my page by first piercing the paper and then stitching with a large needle and the floss.
The second layout was inspired by the May Sketch (below) over at the Scraproom Blog and the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge this week to use a bike. Everytime I look through the Fancy Free paper pad I see another paper I just have to use!
I used layers of paper strips and washi with stickers and some circles cut from the paper pad to create a layer of embellishments. Some more of that pretty embroidery floss is tied through my tag.
This cute bike is cut from the Cricut Spring Fling cartridge. I used papers from my 6x6 Maggie Holmes Crate Paper pad to cut it and coloured in parts with Distress Markers. A cluster of embellishments, washi and papers finish off my tag that I tucked in between the photos.
I wrote my journaling on the background strip and added a title 'Born To Ride' which I cut from a font in Cricut Design Space.
Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you get some crafty time for yourself this weekend. It's a long weekend for us, but supposed to rain, so I will probably have to do a bit more scrapbooking ;)!
The Scraproom Blog - May Sketch Challenge using the right side of the layout
Die Cuttin' Divas - #266 Bike Month (bike cut from Spring Fling Cricut Cart)