Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Life has its ups and downs ~ Creative Belli Challenge #88 ~ Color Spray

Good morning everyone!!!  My internet was giving me all kinds of fits last night and this morning!!  The lap top out in the scraproom is fine, but the one in the house just wouldn't let me get on for anything!!  I don't know what I did, but I finally got on!!  Must of wore it down......... 
Anyway on with this weeks Belli Challenge #88 - COLOR SPRAY - this can be a home made mixture, Glimmer Mists, Walnut Ink sprays, a bottle filled with hairspray, reinker, and Pearl Ex, or even airbrushing with your Copic markers - whatever you desire! And look at these cute images from this weeks sponsor Stampin Boutique!!  They have some adorable digis, so go check them out okay!!!!!  I decided to use this sweet Carousel Horse(s)to use on my carousel (anyway I hope it looks like a carousel) and use these cute photos of little GS Colten, taken by Laura Kay Wootan at The Smile House in San Marcos, Texas.  The bottom photo was just toooooo cute to pass up, so I went ahead and bought it... Little Colten's mother decided not to get it, I think mainly because she didn't want my DD her DH to see it...  But I think it's adorable...  Colten was having a "bad" morning at first, but then he warmed up to Laura and she got some precious photos!!!! Anyway, I thought the up and down motion of the carousel and the ups and downs of life were appropriate for this layout...  I hope you like it!!
Here's what I used:
SU Chocolate Chip CS
My Minds Eye ~ Breaking Free Cowbunga ~ Summertime Boy
My Minds Eye ~ Breaking Free Adventure Series ~ Four Miles Stripe
SU Kraft CS ~ Sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Copper
Stamping Boutique ~ Carousel Horse(s) ~ colored with
Copics and sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Pearl  and added some
Around the photos I used
SU Blue Bayou CS
SU Bashful Blue CS
MS 3 Dot Border Punch
Thickers ~ Jewelry Box Glitter Letters
Thickers ~ Chit Chat Puffy Letters ~ Chestnut
BoBunny Chipboard ~ arrows
Be sure and check out the other Belli Gals projects!!  And then we would love for you to play along with us and make something out of the color mist!!  Be sure and upload it to Mr. Linky so that we can all see it!!! 
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
And please drop by anytime!!  I love your visits!!
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Crystal said...

Oh WOW Fern this looks amazing, I LOVE those horses and your design is GORGEOUS!!!!!! What a stunning layout and soooooo much fun!

flowerdisco said...

Fern…first of all love the distressed edges (I lost my MM distresser and need one yesterday, lol).
Are the brown and black ribbons two or one? Love the texture.
Then the horses, the pearls, more ribbon the pics...another stunning layout.
Thanks so much for sharing your work!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Beautiful Fern!

Joanne Travis said...

Awesome job, Fern! this is beautiful.

Joan Ervin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Fern!!!! What a fabulous design with the carousel theme and those adorable pictures...every little detail is sooo perfect!!!!!

Barb Craft said...

Fern... love the carousel! Very creative of you!! But I have to say... love the bottom picture!! That is one to treasure... they grow up way too quick and some day they will look back and wish he was still clinging to him when he is too busy with his friends!! That is precious!! And as always, amazing use of embellishments!!
Barb :)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Fer, this is just adorable and what fantastic pix. Glad you've got that bottom one .. I agree that it's a treasure! Your carousel is out of this world! Love it! And finally that title is just way cute! I'm a sucker for catchy titles. Looks like you're having a productive week! Oh, and thanks for the sunshine award .. I will try to get it posted!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a wonderful page! I love the ups and downs pictures!! The copper mist is fabulous!! WOW!

Liz Williams said...

Fern, you just amaze me with these wonderful pages that capture those very precious moments of our lives. These horses are gorgeous on this.

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Fern!!! This LO is just gorgeous!!! I just don't know how you do it -- you make your LO's and pictures to coordinate so beautifully! I don't care what you tell me, I am so inspired, but I just don't think I could do that. You're amazing!

Holly said...

FERN!!! This is stunning! LOVE this layout with this awesome outline of the carousel contraption with the horses going up and down inside. WOW!!!!!! Gorgeous job with this, girlie!!!

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Fern! I love your carousel and the whole up & down theme!!! Brilliant!!!!

Our computers are really acting up too! Very frustrating at time...especially since all my friends live in it! LOL
take care hun!
Blessings, Maria

joy said...

Love, love, love this page! Absolutely wonderful. So true to life. Your coloring is fabulous. What a cutie!! Enjoy every moment (up or down) with him.

Anonymous said...

This looks fabulous Fern!! love everything you have done on this page!! great job my friend!!
Super big hugs!!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Your metaphor for "life's ups and downs" is right on cuz I figured it out before I even read your it's perfect!! Precious page....I agree about the bottom photo....awwwwwww!! Beautifully done!!

Bobbi said...

Such a cute page. Love how you put your pictures inside the carousel.

TR said...

I love carousels!
This is just too delicious. :D


Sandy said...

Amazing does not even cover it! These pics are fantastic...and your layout is gorgeous...yes, the carousel horse is a fave on this page...the colors and embellies are perfect....I left you some love on the award have been the only blog I've been able to visit this week! So happy I got are a doll~

Unknown said...

Another stunner, Fern. I love the photos and the way you allow them to shine through this brilliant layout! Those papers are so very yum!
Kim xXX

scrappinlil said...

Wow what a beautiful all the details..keep them coming...TFS

Nanne said...

OMGosh!..Where on earth have I been lately, I can not believe I almost missed this post..
This is just mouth dropping gorgeous.. it just took my breath away as soon as I scrolled down to see what you have been up to.. Had to Immediately stop and say WOW GF!!
consider this one sooooooooo scraplifted... :O)

Ceal said...

This is Gorgeous Fern! I just love your layouts you have got some awesome talent

Melisa Waldorf said...

Fern you are so clever!! I love all your layouts, but this one is so cool! I love the distressed background, your clever title, all of it is just fabulous chick!

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