Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dynamic Duo Blog Hop

Hi everyone, welcome to the Dynamic Duo Blog Hop. This is my first project for Punky Sprouts and I was lucky enough to get in on the product exchange with TaDa Studios. I'd worked with another of their lines before, when they sponsored the Scrapstreet DT, and I can say that all of their lines are so colorful and adorable. This time I got the "Sizzlin' Summer" collection, which was totally cute. I decided to make a LO about DS...and make it on a more humorous note. I thought it was funny the way he was holding that Barbie...very boyish :) So, Fe Fi Fo Fum, he smells some yummy Barbie.

To complement the page, I used Punky Sprouts Lil Petals (the little banner) to highlight the title. To make the banner stand out, I first glued it to pp and then cut it out. It gives it that small border that gives it a nice contrast with the background pp. As an alternative, you could glue it to white or black cardstock to really make it pop. Also, to age it a bit, I rubbed some chalk ink on the surface. There are many options to age canvas - you could do a brown or black mist spray, or ink it, or dye it. I didn't want too dramatic a look, so I chose a softer option, which was the chalk ink (I have Colorbox) and I chose a very light color, just a shade darker than the canvas - it gave it a more subtle look. For a little added interest, I added a little bit of a darker ink to some of the edges.

And what's a blog hop without some chances to win free goodies? So here are the rules:

Rules for a chance to win FREE products
Each day go to the following 2 blogs:
Punky Sprouts

Post comments to show your participation. New inspiration will be posted daily. At the end of the 12 day hop, please go to each manufacture’s blog and post a comment telling them your favorite album style and favorite paper collection used in the samples shown during the hop. Your name will then be entered in a drawing to win both! 3 winners will be picked!

Good luck!


  1. Beautiful work Ilene!!
    Love these papers!

  2. Great layout, Ilene! Love all the little details :) TFS!!

  3. Love your use of product in this layout. Very unique! Thanks for sharing.
    Annette from TaDa

  4. i love the cute! i love that you used girlie colours on a layout for your son. that is awesome! and your handwriting is spectacular!

  5. this is so pretty ilene... i love your handwriting..

  6. so very beautiful i love the banner!!

    hugs carla

  7. Oh My gosh! This is absolutely beautiful! I lvoe the rainbow and everything! Love it!

  8. Such a great title!! And LOVE all the wonderful little details!

  9. Ha! This is hilarious and adorable! Great work with the Lil' Petals and the TaDa paper!

  10. Love your layout super cute!!

  11. Love all the distressing and inking on your page. Great title. Beautiful page.

  12. This is too cute!! Love the big rainbow!


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