Thursday, March 15, 2012

March Club Q is Delightful!

Greetings crafty friends!

I'm so excited to share with you my project that showcases the March Club Q kit from Quick Quotes.  The kits for March feature the all new Tin Type collection and of course lots of other scrappy goodies like your brads, ribbon and die cut accents too!  They also include complete instructions for your projects, talk about convenient!!!

I just love the exclusive sketch that Karan Gerber created for the Quick Quotes March Blog Challenge 13, so I decided to use that as the inspiration for my page.  If you haven't seen the sketch just yet, click here!  There is still plenty of time to play along too!  Without further delay, here is my take on the sketch:

"Little Boys are Delightful Gifts" (12x12 layout)
For my title, I used one of our Itty Bitty Quotes and tore the words so I could make the sentiment fit the design for me.  The vellum edges are inked using Mocha Mama.  For the tags, basic manila office tags were used with our Chalk Inks and a makeup sponge to create the color coordinated base. 

I had fun with the Gear Chipboard Die Cuts!

To create this effect, I inked the chipboard with Lemonade PowderPuff Chalk Ink and let dry.  I then used a pattern stamp and Midnight Confessions Ink over the top (see below).  After that I blended some Baja Blue into part of the gear.  The final step was to emboss the entire piece with embossing ink and then UTEE.

On my other gear I used Modge Podge Matte and sprinkled glitter and let dry.  

This "flower" was a flourish heart shaped die cut.
Designers Notes:
I love the feel of burlap on masculine pages.  After I trimmed off my piece for this project, I had a huge long thread of it. That's what is tied on my photos here.  The floral trim I have had for awhile and the colors really worked well for this line.

Notice the flower?  It started out as a heart shaped die cut, but I used my quilling tool and modified it into a flower by folding down the edges a bit.  It was fun to see if my idea would come together for that one or not. I do like the finished result!

I hope I inspired you today to get a little inky and play a bit with the Chipboard Laser Diecuts.  I just love how they take the PowderPuff Chalk Inks and when you add some UTEE to them, the color becomes even more alive!

Quick Quotes Ingredients:
March Club Q Kit (Including Gear Chipboard Laser DieCuts and Cut-Outs)
PowderPuff Chalk Inks:  Lemonade, Baja Blue, Midnight Confessions, Biscotti, Green Envy, Mocha Mama

Other Ingredients:
Kraft Cardstock, The Paper Co.
Embossed Cardstock, Core'dinations
Embossing Ink Pad, Top Boss
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE)
Floral Trim Prima
Border Punch, EKSuccess
Quatrefoil Stamp and Pear Pin, A Jillian Vance Designs
Tags, Office Max
Flourish Dies, Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Nautical Wheeler Doily,  Mega Sunflower Doily and Celtic Heart dies, Cheery Lynn Designs
Butterfly, Leaf, Frond and Mini Tag Punches, Martha Stewart
Metal Gear and Diamond Stickles, Tim Holtz for Ranger
i-Top, 16mm brad and 16mm punch, Imaginisce
Paper Trimmer, AC
Grand Calibur, Spellbinders
Other: Typewriter, Sewing Machine, Thread, Embossing Gun and Burlap

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!   If you're inspired by the sketch, we would love to have you play along in our challenge this month. There's still a lot of time to play!!!  If you're inspired by the kits, you definitely want to check them out here.

I'm entering this project into the Cheery Lynn Designs flourish challenge.

Have a super scrappity day!


Sandie Edwards said...

What a gorgeous layout, and beautiful photo!! Thanks for participating in the challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Celeste Glover said...

Oh this is very nice Rhonda! Love the tags too! Thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Bonnie Brown said...

Pretty layout! Good luck and thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Donna said...

Such a beautiful layout and fabulous color scheme too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week.
Donna xx

Jan Garber said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and masculine at the same time! Rhonda, well done! (hugs))

Jodi said...

This turned out absolutely gorgeous!!!!!! looove every little detail that brings it all together!!!! FABULOUS!!!!!

Leah Crowe said...

Holy wowsers.. this layout is incredible!! Love all the layers here!

Liz said...

U are an amazing designer masterpiece