Monday, April 20, 2015

Guest post for Bella Blvd...

Good morning and happy Monday! Before I am off to Taylor's high school today to help pack all of the band and choir uniforms for their upcoming Disney trip this week, I wanted to share a few projects I made for a guest post over at Bella Blvd!

Stop over to see full supply lists and read more about these, but on this first card, I created a background with Papertrey Ink's Cover Plate: Stitched die and die cut some of the papers with Circle Scribbles dies and Doodlie-Do dies for the leaves. Don't you love the font in the "hello"? That is from Bella Blvd's Color Chaos line, which I really liked and used a lot of for today's projects!

Simple and clean, yet very layered and colorful!

Next, another Color Chaos paper that I just added a few details over the top- chipboard, a few hearts in patterned paper and vellum and a seam binding ribbon. Seriously easy!

On the next card, I absolutely loved the paper from Color Chaos that had the color splashes all over it! I cut out a Cover Plate: Hearts die to add over the top. I love how the color is bursting through, yet it still has clean look with some white space to allow the eye to rest.
Some of the Color Chaos stickers and chipboard finish it off!

Here I added some chipboard sentiments from Bella Blvd's Ciao Chipboard collection, then cut a Big Hugs die to add over the top.
Adds a little bit of fun dimension.

My last card was inspired by all of the sticker borders and chipboard borders in the Bella Blvd collections. I created a background with them here as my base.

The saying was cut from one of the papers with a Mat Stack 5 die.

Last a layout with all of the pretty papers. It's been awhile since I've made a layout.

Trimming out these Life Is Beautiful butterflies from the lovely papers gave me a starting point to work with some great pattern and color! I decided to watercolor the background in sort of a rainbow effect with pinks, oranges and yellows. Then I added the butterflies in coordinating colors across the top to anchor the photo and journaling, which is about my relationship with my 15 year old right now...getting a little bumpy as any teen/mom relationship, but I know things will come full circle again one day, and I have to allow her to fly right now! It's so hard to let them go though, isn't it? I always write notes to my girls about my current feelings. I hope one day, these will have great meaning to them. Until then, it's a creative outlet for me... and a therapeutic one at that!

Hope you will stop over to check out Bella Blvd's collections, they are colorful and lots of fun to work with! Thank you to Bella Blvd for having me as a guest this month!

14 comments:

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOOWOWOWOW!! These are ALL BEAUTIFUL!! I see why you LOVE this Collection!! SUPER FUN!! I'm TOTALLY in LOVE with that layout!! Just GEORGOUS!! THANKS for sharing and have a BLAST packing up the Gear!! Sounds like such an AWESOME Trip to be a part of!! Have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Betty Keefe said...

WOW Danielle - all of your cards are so wonderful - especially love the first and second cards!! have to "pin" them!

Virginia Lu said...

SWOON!! Where do I begin?...I love every inch of these projects! So much paper goodness....thank you for sharing, Danielle!

Lisa Young said...

Stunning work!!! LOVE the colors and designs!!!

Melissa F said...

Love all these projects, such great use of patterned paper and chipboard embellishments.

Diana K said...

Lovely seeing you work with all those scrumptious patterned papers. Fabulous cards and layout (the journaling made me sigh).

Diane Jaquay said...

Danielle, you've got to STOP making such beautiful cards, you're costing me a lot of money lol! I ADORE every single thing you've made here, I"m blown away by your talent!!!

Karen Steele said...

These are all absolutely beautiful - stunning projects!

Nora N. said...

Love, love, love all your cards. Your layering is just so beautiful with all the chipboard, vellum and pretty papers. My favorite is that layout. Really like the watercoloring and the fun butterflies. Stunning projects!!

Marlou McAlees said...

your creations always amaze me :) you are soooo talented :) ♥

Kathy Mc said...

Such striking cards, Danielle! Your page layout is beautiful as is your daughter. Sorry to hear you and your 15-year-old have reached that time of disagreeing. Know you aren't alone...things will improve with a bit of time.

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Leigh Penner said...

These are all so amazing and fun! I need to try watercolouring on a layout.... thanks for the inspiration!

Wida said...

yowza, love that first card so much!