Happy Wednesday! Today I am the Guest Blogger over on the Ruby Rock-It Blog. When they contacted me and asked me if I would like to create some projects with their Carnival Queen collection I was completely delighted! I have had my eye on this collection ever since I saw sneak peek pictures upon it’s announcement. I just love the happy colors and fun circus-inspired icons and phrases. I started playing and came up with three layouts to share with you today.
This first page features my tired kids after their school’s Field Day last year. It is a day full of splashing, treats, and fun with their friends, which I think the carvinal accents were PERFECT for! I layered together several strips of patterned paper and border elements along the top and bottom of the page and then added some rhinestones from my stash for a bit of sparkle. (The photo looks a little on the purple/blue side, but I promise it’s not like that in real life. 🙂 )
This page is all about my teen. She served on student government last year and for the last school dance she wanted to get people really excited to come. My husband and her came up with the idea to make interactive posters with the “Party Rock” Anthem hamster song. LOL! Each poster had a different interactive element that you would lift and then music would start playing. They used the musical elements found in greeting cards to make this happen. It was so funny! I thought the junior high kids would tear them apart, but they actually left them intact and got a big kick out of them.
I used the plaid, stripes and star elements from this collection for a funky feel. I love the gold foil on some of the paper elements!
For even more texture I added aqua microbeads to my title letters and a punched heart placed in the center of the camera die cut.
This last page is a page redo of a picture of my kids meeting Rapunzel and Flynn Rider at Disneyland last year. I just didn’t like the colors I had used on my previous page. I have been waiting for a collection that would inspire me to play with that photo again (it’s a bit dark and has TONS of color … so it’s a difficult one) and the Carnival Queen collection was it! The colors coordinate wonderfully with Rapunzel’s artwork in the background. I used some of the 4″ x 6″ cards for my title and journaling spot, and then layered together the flower die cuts with the dimensional accordion medallions for the flower centers for a girly feel. Finally, a pre-stitched garland adorns the bottom of my design.
Ruby Rock-It has been so wonderful to work with and they have generously offered a GIVEAWAY of the Carnival King collection for one of my blog readers! Please leave a comment on this blog post by midnight, Thursday, May 30th, 2013. I will randomly select a name and announce that winner here on my blog on Friday, May 31st. Good luck!