Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I ♥ Dora

UPDATE: Chosen as a fave again! Yahoo! Thanks!!! :D

Yehey! I was able to create this layout of my niece and her fave stuffed toy, dora the explorer, in time for Sketchy Thursdays' 6.23 challenge.

The patterned papers used are all from Nikki Sivils' Beatrice collection.

Here's the sketch on which I based my LO:

See that big "title" required of the challenge? Luckily, I had these large alpha chipboard in my stash! I first primed the alphas with gesso, then painted it with red acrylic. Afterward, I finished it off with Judikins Diamond Glaze.

On the other hand, the scalloped chipboard with holes was painted with a combination of yellow and orange arcylic paints. Sprayed with Maya Road iridescent pearl mist, then finished off with Ranger distress stickles. Then I put gold blings in the center of each hole. Whew! Loved the result! :D

The big black heart is a Colorbok sticker, while the smaller heart with flower on top is a Jolee sticker.

Of course, a little girl-themed LO should always have clustered flowers. :D

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Materials used: Nikki Sivils Beatrice collection patterned papers; Shabby Green Door baker's twine, Ranger distress stickles; Maya Road iridiscent pearl mist; All About Scrapbooking ribbon, gold blings, chipboard alphas, netting and brads; Judikins Diamond Glaze; Colorbok black heart sticker; Jolee's heart sticker; gesso; acrylic paints and flowers from my stash.


Piglet said...

Adorable LO! Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!

adele holcomb said...

Beautiful interpretation of the sketch! I love the curly baker's twine, and the way you put the interesting strips partially behind the title. Great job!

Lea said...

Oh Dora, my daughter is slowly getting out of her Dora phase... thankfully! :) But I love this layout! Great title work and love the twine!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You know I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!!! You totally rocked it!! And those photos are ADORABLE! Thanks soooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Heather said...

Wow, life size Dora! Great layout. Thanks for playing with us at Sketchy Thursdays! xoxo