Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My Mind's Eye Blog Challenge

This month, the blog challenge for My Mind's Eye was Anything Goes. All we had to do was use the sketch they provided as inspiration. I've been waiting to do this layout for a while. I needed a couple pieces of Quite Contrary that I didn't have and as soon I as I got them, I went to town! I love these pictures of my daughter playing in the puddles after a rain storm and I knew I wanted to use these great papers with the clouds and rain drops to scrap them. I also knew I wanted to use some of the great cuts on the Once Upon a Princess Cricut cartridge. I had a lot of fun with this layout and put a lot of details into it. I cut the raindrops out of acrylic packaging, using a gem cut from OUAP, outlined them with Aqua Stickles and then filled them in with Glossy Accents to give them more of a drop shape. I cut the large die-cut shape from OUAP. I also cut the rainbow, clouds, umbrella, rain coat and rain boots from OUAP, using Core'dinations cardstock. I embossed and debossed the rainbow and umbrella top using my Cuttlebug and the Swiss Dots folder. I embossed the clouds using D'Vine Swirls. I hand stitched rain drops using metallic silver DMC floss. The title is mounted on a MME journaling cards and uses MME Quite Contrary stickers letters as well as Niki Riki glitter Thickers. This is quite possibly one of my favorite layouts that I have done to date and I hope everyone that sees it loves it as well!


  1. Fantastic LO! Love all your hand made accents like the rainbow and umbrella.

  2. How precious! The raindrop papers go so perfectly with your pictures! The rainbow is adorable! Great take on the sketch!

  3. Just love it! Great entry in our contest, Mandi!