March 19, 2010

Mommy ~ My 3+1=Success MB Project

Don't you just love giraffes? I sure do, so of course I had to have a page within the zoo pages of my album for giraffes! This week the challenge on the MB was to do at least 3 cuts plus 1 welded item using our Gypsy. This is my project, I cut out the trees twice, two sets of leaves twice, the giraffe three times but only used 2 of them, and the word Mommy was welded and cut. This is such a fun page. My paper is DCWV, the Animal Crackers stack and it works great if you are scrapping zoo or children photos.
Rather than paint or color my baby Giraffe I chose to cut out the shapes my cricut made. I then placed the darker shade under him so he would look like the actual photo of the baby I had.
I used Zip Dry glue as I didn't want any chance of him pulling apart when I started chalking him or when my grandchildren started touching.
I then cut little pieces of yarn that I used on my lion for my March calendar and applied it again with the zip dry glue. I was generous with it but careful that the glue would not seep through.
After I finished I then took a very sharp scissors and trimmed his mane so it would be even.
While he was drying I put my trees together. Note my top leaves were not the same size as the tree leaf base as I wanted the bottom to show through ever so slightly just like we see different shades when a summer breeze blows... we kind of catch little glimmers of light.
I folded the upper leaves as shown below and then staggered them.  I glued them down securely being sure to wipe off any excess glue. I do get messy.
I glued the larger tree to the paper and used pop dots on the smaller one so it would give depth to the page.
I then chalked my little guy and used large pop dots for him and placed him on the page also. I trimmed my photos and placed Mommy on the page to finish it off.
I used a little chalk to highlight the items, and I stickled the large leaves on the trees to make them shimmer.
I love his little face.... just like any little baby!
Carts used: Stretch Your Imagination, Everyday Paper Dolls, and Cursive 101. Materials used; papers of your choice, glue, pop dots and stickles.
I sure hope you like my little project today! I know I had a lot of fun planning and putting it together. Click here for the Gypsy Page File for Sassy-Giraffe.
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18 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh Sheila...how cute is he...what a fab little critter you have created here...and not just for you but sharing all the steps with each of us...you are so sweet...your posts are always so well done...love the layout! Great work my friend!

CraftyGirl said...

Sandy... I just want to take that little guy home with me he is so cute!! Love the way you did the main.. and your layering and pop dotting is perfect for this LO!! I have a few pitures of my daughter feed the giraffe at our zoo... I may just have to make a little giraffe myself! Thanks for sharing all the steps with us!
Barb :)

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

Sheila, this is soooo cute! I love all the details and the dimension. I also love the hair in the giraffe, so clever! Can you believe it's Friday already? Time to be happy, keep smiling and scrappin'!!!! Have a blessed and wonderful day!

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Love the careful and intricate work you do. That yarn must have taken some time.Thanks for being so inspiring and sharing you work. I am not intimidated in doing Layouts because of you.
Hugs
Pam

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What an amazing layout this is. I love the giraffe. Did I miss what carts. you used to make this layout? I went back to re-read it and I'm not seeing which carts you used.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

LOve the giraffe you made - the layout is adorable- great job!

Leirad said...

Very cute!!! I love how you used yarn for the giraffe mane.

Lori Apgar said...

You must be all out of feathers ~ he he!! Your LO is gorgeous! I love the leaves on your tree and your giraffe's mane!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Cutting category today [19 Mar 01:26pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your little giraffe! Would love the file if it was DS.

Sandra Coe

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Mar. 19, 2010. Thanks again.

M1kk1 said...

love the giraffe. Thanks for the file. I will have to try this.

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

Oh my gosh, too cute!!

flowerdisco said...

You have to love that mane.......what a great idea!!!!!!!!TFS!

Leah said...

Goodness..this is so cute and dang, what a super idea for the fur, hair, mane..whatever you call it! LOL!
Really love the paper and think this is the cutest!

Audrey Frelx said...

Sheila, you are fabulous! You always put such detail in your creations! That giraff is awesome! I can't mistake your LO in any way of not being a zoo LO -- see this is why I don't do them!!! How do I come close to something like this?!!! LOVE your work!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Cutting category today [29 Mar 03:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Cindy McVey said...

Another knock-out! Love the detail!