Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sassy Abby for ScrapFIT Workout #39

I am so honored to have been selected to be the guest FITgirl for March over at ScrapFIT.  This is my layout for Workout #39 ~ Glitter and Glam.

Here is the challenge description: I love things that are sparkly and glamorous, I think many girls are right there with me! With this layout we want to show off our Glitter and Glam! There are many ways to make things sparkle – glitter, embossing, paint, stickles and more! Now for the glam – lets make this a fun feminine layout, you make it soft and fully or bright and blingy! You Go Girl! 

I enjoy bling, so this was a fabulous challenge to create a layout for.   

This is a photo of my niece, Abby, at my parent's home by the lake.  Although cropped out, you can just imagine by the precious expression on her face that she has her hand on her hip and is giving just a little sassy attitude.

So, sassy bling is what I wanted to bring to this layout.  As I explored ideas for some cool and sassy flowers I found this great tutorial by Lisa Gregory.  I made some minor adjustments to her directions.  First, I made my flowers smaller and in two different sizes.  Then, I scrunched and crinkled my paper before I brushed with the Glossy Accents (whatever kind of glossy medium you have will work for these flowers).  Lisa has some really fabulous flower tutorials, so if you enjoy making your own flowers check out the side bar of her blog for links.

Here is a close-up of my flowers:

I cut the butterflies on my Gazelle from black cardstock and BoBunny paper left-over from the flowers. I brushed Ranger Stickles on for glitz, made the antennae from black wire and added sparkly black tails cut from a Zva crystal swirl.  Here is a close-up shot:

Papers used in this layout are from BoBunny's Love Shack Collection along with black cardstock.  
Peacock feather ~ my stash.  
Black feathery leaves ~ cut on my Gazelle from cardstock, then Stickles applied with a paint brush.
Scallop circle ~ cut from the Cricut Cake cartridge. I added Darice heat set rhinestones using my i-rock setter.
Bling cluster at the bottom of the page ~ after Christmas finds from the floral department that I modified using alcohol ink and Stickles.  The curl piece was created from a piece of wire wrapped with floral tape.  I then wrapped the wire around a bar to create the coil and of course brushed with more Stickles.
Photo mat border punch ~ Martha Stewart's Vintage Floral Punch Around the Page set.

I hope you are inspired to create your own Glam and Glitter layout and submit it at ScrapFIT!

The FITgirls have outdone themselves for this challenge so be sure to go check out their great layouts here!

For further inspiration, just look at all the goodies in this fabulous prize sponsored by The Paper Trail being offering to the winner of this challenge:

Thanks for stopping by to look!

~ Blessings ~


  1. WOW! That is a gorgeous layout!! Congratulations!!

  2. You really HAVE gone to town on the bling...fab LO!

  3. wow wow wow Absolutely awesome

  4. Great photo effect. Lovely flowers.

  5. Wow - that is a work of art!

  6. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog... I love the butterflies on this layout!



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