Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rock Star Hair

Hello everyone!  Welcome and welcome back to my blog!  Today I am sharing the most recent layout I made.  It is a 2 page 12x12 layout of my daughter when she was 9 months old.  I made a sketch and this layout as a part of this week's Cricut Circle Blog challenge.  To begin, I created the sketch based on the photos I had:

And here is the total layout that resulted, which uses only the Rock Princess cart:

The left side:

The right side:

For this layout, I first opened up my Gypsy to a 12x24 mat and arranged everything in the approximate layout of my sketch.  From there, I separated out the layers on to different 12x12 mats and cut them according to color.  The next challenge was to pick out my papers!  The patterned papers are from DCWV's The Stack 6.  The solid colors are all Creative Memories papers.

The Rock Star phrase was cut at 4.75".  The letters for hair were cut at 1.5".  The black music notes were cut at 3.09".  I added black stickles in small hearts on the head of the notes to make them stand out a little more.  That is hard to see in the pictures.  I also used stickles in a few other places to add some shine.

I had the basic layout put together and my words on but it was feeling kind of blah to me.  Then I cut this cute little bear and it all came together for me.  Funny how one element on a page can do that, huh?  Look at her sweet little face...

She is cut at 3.5" and all of her layers as well.  I inked around her using a Fantastix for the first time.  I'm still figuring those out...

Here is a close up of the rock on hand, cut at 4":

And lastly, here is a close up of the journaling so you can see the story behind these pictures (The stars were cut at 12" as they were originally a layer of something else.  The hearts were the negatives from the r in hair.):

After giving her a bath, we would have so much fun making her hair do crazy things.  Sometimes we'd comb it all to one side, sometimes spike it up like this rock star hair, sometimes forward so she would have bangs... and when she woke up in the morning, it would stay like that all day! 

I hope you liked my layout and thank you everyone for all the great comments this week!  They have meant so much to me! You are all awesome!!!


  1. How adorable! Good luck in the challenge!

  2. i esp. love the bear!

  3. This is hilarious! You even nailed it with the rocker teddy bear! Just awesome and such funny pictures!!!! Great LO!

  4. Great job! Boys just look so cute with rockstar hair. Love the hand and the bear.

  5. Your layout rocks!! Pun totally intended!

  6. First off... What a CUTIE!!! :O) Second your layout is AWESOME! Fun and cute makes for a great layout! :o) TFS

  7. Great sketch and the layout turned out so cute! I think the pattern paper & colors you chose are perfect for the rock star theme. and by the way, THANK YOU for my blog prize & chocolates! Hugs -Leanne

  8. Love the detail! Your daughter is so cute and you picked just the right layout! Love your work.

  9. Your daughter is so cute, I love the rock star hair! Your layout is great!

  10. Love your LO and your blog background! :-)

  11. Love the layout- best of luck with the blog challenge.

    I just saw your post on my blog. If you are serious about a brewers logo, let me know and I will make one for you.

  12. I've been going to the wrong blog to comment back :) You have soooo many like me!

    Loved this layout when I saw it last week. Can't wait to see what you make for this week's challenge!

  13. Adorable layout!! I love his hair!