Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Baby Boy, Brag Book


Front Cover
Hi Everyone..  This week for Cheery Lynn Designs I have created a "Baby Boy, Brag Book".  I was reading a thread on a forum recently about how difficult it is to make a baby book for a boy, as you cannot add flowers.  Well, for me personally - I add flowers, I just make them "BLUE"!!

Due to the length of this post, I will not go into the nitty gritty details - just wondering if nitty gritty is an Australian saying, so will explain it means 'small details'. 
Close Up of Medium Rose
Above is a close up of the Medium Rose, which is constructed by rolling the middle, and building up in layers.  You can make them tight, open, or however takes your fancy. I will do a tutorial soon on how I do my roses, as it seems all of us DT girls do ours differently.

Page 1
The flowers on Page 1: The large flower with button, being made from the Cuties 4.  The smaller white flowers are from the Flower Chain Border (I just removed flowers from border), I included the medium sized Darling Daisies in the middle of each - they replicate stamens.  The tiny flowers are the inserts to the Snow Flake Edger Border die.  I really like those inserts, they could have 'many' uses when making flowers!

Page 2 below, I embossed the cardstock using the Black Eyed Susan Embossing Plate.

Page 2
Page 3
Page 3 and 4 (above and below) I have used the Cheery Blossoms and Dimensional Leaves.

Page 4
Page 5 (below) I used the Roses and Leaves Embossing Plate.  I love the beautiful detail I manage to get using the Cheery Lynn Designs Embossing Plates, in conjunction with the Embossing Kit!! The French Flair-Classic Series was used to create journaling areas.

Page 5

Page 6
Page 6 (above) includes the Medium Rose, constructed more in a flat manner and not 3 dimensional.  I just used an awl to round the leaves on a computer mouse mat. 

Page 7
Judy's Blooms, and the Stacker Leaves on Page 7 (above), I always double the layers of the die to create more volume.

Page 8
The flower on Page 8 (above) was created using the new release Fransesca Border die.  To create a flower like this, all you need to do is score at regular intervals over the whole die cut, and fold like a fan.  Adhere the two ends together with a strong adhesive, and push down to form flower - adhere to the smallest circle in the Scalloped Window Stackers Series.

Page 9
Another rose using the Cuties 3 on page 9 (above).

Page 10
Using Snowflake 6 to add a little character to my flower arrangement.  Snowflakes can be used in so many other creations, besides winter or Christmas!
Back Cover

Journal Tag
Dies Used:
B154 Medium Rose

Do not forget this weeks challenge, with the theme being "Sweethearts", all the details can be found "HERE".  You have a chance of winning a $20 shopping voucher!!!  

Have a great, and creative week...
Sandie

8 comments:

  1. Just adore those blue tones Sandie. Flowers look stunning even if it is for a boy! Celeste X

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  2. Sandie, this is absolutely beyond words to describe. Any parent (or grandparent) would LOVE this. I love the inspiration you give. I have a couple of the flowers, but I'd love to have more. (Of course, it doesn't stop at flowers.) Hugs, dj1952

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  3. so adorable sandie, love all the pages you have created with the dies, so beautiful :)

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  4. I really love your Baby Boy book! I have always hesitated using flowers and too many 'frills' when dealing with boys. You have shown so many wonderful dies and just how beautiful they are for any occasion!! I love your talent!!

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  5. OMG! What a beautiful, adorable, darling baby book. Wow!Fabulous job.

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  6. Sandie, this is breathtakingly beautiful! Love all the uses of the dies and your creativity! Gorgeous!

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  7. Stunning work as always Sandie! Tenderness is the major word here, and it shows in every single detail!
    Love from France, Kianel.

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