Monday, August 27, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 42 - Anything Goes

The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Anything Goes.  As promised in my last post for Cheery Lynn,  I have used the new Chicken Wire Frame die to create a panel 6 x 12 inches with no seams.  I will show you the trick to doing this. After you cut the first section (and each section after that) turn the paper over and line up the die in the frame.  Now this is the really important part, when you put this in your machine, you want to start where the die meets the last cut and cut towards the uncut paper.  If you cut the other direction, the paper will stretch just enough to mess up your original cut.  (Took me a few pieces of card stock to figure that out!)  You can do this same technique with the new Honeycomb die as well.

These pictures on my layout are of some crab apple blossoms from a tree in my yard.  I wanted to try and make blossoms that look similar so I used Large Rose and Embellishment 2; dry embossing all the pieces for a rounded look.  To create the greenery I used  Fanciful Flourish, Mini Fanciful Flourish and Mega Fanciful Flourish.  The last step was to add some corner adornments using my Lace Corner Deco J die.  Finished size is 12 inches square. 

Be sure to stop by the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog and enter this week's Anything Goes Challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at the store. 


sallysbitz said...

This is a lovely scrap page. What beautiful blossom trees you have & love your design x

hugs sally x

Sonia said...

Very creative idea Sandy:)
Gorgeous dies and lovely photos:)
Big hug,

ednamburgess said...

Pretty layout. Thanks for the tip on making a bigger strip of chicken wire. Edna

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Sandy. Fabulous page and layout.


Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sandy!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the hint sweetie

Donna said...

Great layout Sandy and love those little flowers, they do look similar to what's in the picture.

beadz said...

Such a pretty layout and great tip on the chicken wire. I'll have to play around with that now!

Bj said...

This layrout is a work of art. I did a double take on the chicken wire, then saw your how-to. Very clever! Fabulous colors and subject photo. Your flowers look fantasic!