Monday, March 9, 2009

Pink Elephant Challenge #5 Pink, Green and Brown...... Baby Announcement

Bear with me.....I've had this penchant for collages lately.....I have to admit. I struggled with this one. Baby announcements are NOT my forte!! I worked on it here..... and I worked on it there.....I tried this.....and then I tried that....Finally, It felt right enough for me to quit fiddling with it. If you look closely. You can see the clothes pins I painted and decorated to use for this photo . I simply painted the clothes pins. Smeared paper glaze over the painted surface and sprinkled glitter edge to edge. I decorated one of the clothes pins with some green twine and resin flowers.
Just for kicks....I'd like to share the photo experience with you. My oldest daughter was helping me...... One end of the string was tied to a centerpiece that is on my dining room table. While my daughter held the other end of the string. The clothes pins took on a mind of their own...My daughter was laughing like a houdini, which made the clothesline bounce like crazy!! That makes getting a good photo almost i-m-p-o-s-s-i-b-l-e!!! Long story short.....No cards, people or pets were hurt in this venture!! We all came out in one piece. And if Laughter really is the best medicine.....My daughter will be healthy for a LONG time!!!



The challenge this week at the Pink Elephant is to use pink, green and brown on your card or project. This announcement is a two-fold card. It has a long fold at the bottom and a short fold at the top.
The welcome emblem is a Cricut die from the Home Accents cartridge. The paper is from the Paper Studio, the primas are making memories, the stork, sentiment and announcent are from Rubber Soul Stamps. To fancy it up I added ric rac, lace trim, resin flowers, buttons and ribbon.
Thanks a billion for stopping by!! :D I enjoy all your comments and feedback!!
~Lori R

18 comments:

Jackie March 9, 2009 at 3:03 AM  

Beautiful work Lori and I like the colors you used! awesome work gf!!

Ann March 9, 2009 at 4:02 AM  

Wow beautiful Lori - just beautiful
Ann xxx

Trudi March 9, 2009 at 9:53 AM  

Your announcement is just gorgeous Lori, I think everything came out great, beautiful detail.

Angela March 9, 2009 at 11:45 AM  

Very pretty, love the dp, and the clothespins are so pretty. Love the collage you made too.

Jacilynn March 9, 2009 at 11:46 AM  

This is absolutely Beautiful. I love em. Great job, you are so talented

Alicia March 9, 2009 at 6:03 PM  

I would have never thought of all three of those colors working together but you made them work . Great Job

Aussieleigh March 9, 2009 at 6:38 PM  

Beautiful pieces Lori...elegant and pretty!

kazan March 9, 2009 at 11:03 PM  

Love the baby announcements and especially how you worked those colors
:)

Carolyn King March 9, 2009 at 11:16 PM  

oh my---beautiful! how very cleverly done!

Lori a.k.a. eeyorestayl March 9, 2009 at 11:16 PM  

I LOVE IT! Great job! Baby announcements & cards are not my thing either, so this goes straight into my idea file!!!

Ramsey March 10, 2009 at 9:45 AM  

Great job! This is adorable! I love the colors you used! :)

Silke March 10, 2009 at 11:30 PM  

Fabulous design - Lori!!! I love these little baby announcements!!!

Catherine March 11, 2009 at 11:06 AM  

Hiiii! I couldn't help it, I jumped over from your H2H blog! This is faaabulous! I'm so happy to have found your blog!

Rleen March 12, 2009 at 3:29 PM  

Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left in my card for TPE challenge. I really appreciate it.

I love the baby announcement so adorable.

Papertrails by a paper lover March 12, 2009 at 8:37 PM  

This announcement is the sweetest! Amazing work.

Ruby March 13, 2009 at 2:20 AM  

LOVE this, it's absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Robin March 13, 2009 at 9:38 PM  

Lori,
I am so behind in commenting this week, but I wanted to stop by and let you know that I think your baby announcement is adorable!!
Robin

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