Monday, May 18, 2009

Bo Bunny Projects

Here are the projects that I created this month as guest designer for Bo Bunny! It's very photo heavy, but be sure to make it all the way to the bottom *wink, wink*.

I could have gone on and on creating with these gorgeous Alissa papers, but seeing as I have kids, a job, and a household to maintain, I had to pry myself from my craft table. LOL! I did manage to create 3 layouts, an altered gift, a card, and a mini album, though!

These photos of my boys and I were taken this past Mother's Day. I used a number of papers from this line along with 3 different border punches (another of my latest obsessions) to create this LO about my love for my boys.

journaling: Nothing could have ever prepared me for the love I feel for my boys. They are the axis upon which my world spins!

Here's another sentimental LO (feeling kind of mushy lately). I cutout out 2 of each circle, 1 was adhered directly to the Lo and the other was adhered on top of it's match with pop dots to add dimension. Buttons, stitching, and scrunched ribbon also add a lot of texture here.

journaling: Donovan and Xander always remember this: No matter how tall you grow nor how old you become, you'll always be my babies.

I made this heart flower pot for my mom for Mother's Day as a gift from the boys and she absolutely loved it! my mom is very crafty, too so she really appreciates the work that goes into a handmade gift. And this bad boy took me days to complete!

I first painted the flower pot and hearts pink, then created a template for the flower pot with white paper and cut it out. I then cut strips of paper and weaved them on top of the template, adhered and then stitched. That piece was then adhered to the flower pot with mod podge.

I used a die cut sticker to decorate the bottom of the flower pot.

Here are close-ups of each letter. I coated the chipboard letters with paper glaze and then covered with black micro beads. I dumped off the excess beads and added another coat of paper glaze, then lightly sprinkled with silver and allowed to dry completely before adding to the hearts.

I painted a metal frame pink and then swiped with white.

I painted a metal tag and metal bird charm white before adding to the heart.

This is the card that I made to go with gift. I swore I had a mother's day stamp, but I couldn't find it so I just wrote the sentiment in white pen and traced with stardust stickles. I used the same circle technique from the previous layout.

A layout about me!

journaling: Who is Tanisha Long? Who am I?

Thoughtful, Dreamer, Serious, Goofy, Playful, Loud, Talkative, Reticent, Moody, Friendly, Sarcastic, Nonchalant, Optimistic, Hopeful, Lover, Artistic, Compassionate, Frank, Disconcerted, Weary, Multi-tasker, Strong Willed

And finally the acrylic mini album! This is a mini album created with mini photos because I wanted the papers to shine. I was serious when I said I loved these papers!! There are 17 photos in this album, but only 3 are "normal" size. I also used a ton of that yummy double sided ribbon! it's s easy to use because you don't have to manipulate the ribbon to get the print facing just tie it and go!

I used some Shimmerz Paints to highlight a chipboard flourish, an acrylic bracket and a paper flower.

I titled it 3 Boys and One Girl because that's what my family is made up of (mom dad and 2 sons)

I painted the edges of the album and the papers black to increase the "pop factor".

Here's a close-up of how Shimmerz pixie dust paint looks on the chipboard flourish.

and on the Prima

This is a mini pic of my family on the front cover. I used scalloped shaped scissors to create the mat (so glad I never got rid of the few shaped scissors that I had from back when, they sure come in handy from time to time!)

Most of the photos are from our family photo shoot this past March.

I coated the chipboard alphas with Ranger's crackle accents and used the "O" to frame a photo of the boys.

I pleated a strip of striped paper under the main photo and added 2 more mini photos of the boys.

I used 5 mini photos on this page

I took a skein of DMC floss and wrapper it around an acrylic circle to form this frame.

Here's the back cover

Thanks so much for taking a peek at this LOOONG post. Now I have a ribbon RAK up for grabs! Post a comment here by 8 pm EST on Wednesday to be entered into the random drawing!

That's all for now!


BabyBokChoy said...

OH MY GOODNESS, I love how you wrapped your post with "that's all for now" lOL!!! There is A BUTT LOAD of stuff for the eyes to feast on, it's so freaking awesome!!! thanks so much for sharing!!

Jenniwren32 said...

WOW!!! Tanisha, You really WORKED the Alissa collection. Beautiful layouts and projects. I'm totally in love with the little flower pot!!! :)

Tamikko said...

That acrylic album is just beautiful!! I adore it :)
Love the floss covered circle, so unique.
I hope you don't mind if I scraplift some ideas. I've had an acrylic album for much too long that needs to be done. This is just a gorgeous example of what I'd like to try to achieve.

Laura said...

Tanisha your work has left me drooling! Amazing stuff, I love the color palette on the Alissa collection. Great job!!!

erin said...

holy bananas woman!
you've been rockin my scrap world here:)
love love love it all!
my fave is the undeniably ME lo.

Our Family said...

Congratulations again on your guest design spot, it looks like it was well deserved you have some great ideas.

DebbieLynn said...

The things you make are so detailed and them!!!

t-bair said...

What amazing talent you have! Thank you for your inspirational ideas!

Dawn Bibbs said...

I absolutely LOVE your work! You are SUCH an inspiration. Wow! Thanks for sharing.

And thanks also for your tips on the acrylic album. It's coming along great! I should be done soon. It had to take a backseat for a couple of days due to soccer. But we're done now, so I can finish it up. I'll have to show it to you once it's done.

Take care and enjoy your week.

Lynn said...

Your work is awesome!!! I love ribbon and don't nearly have enough of it!!!

Christina said...

Cute projects. I love the details on your acrylic album.

Stac said...

Love it! Love it all!

Rochelle said...

wow Tanisha!!! All these are beautiful!! You did an wonderful job. I love your layouts.. and the fact that they are photo heavy is a plus. I love layouts with multiple pictures and you make it look effortless! Great job!

Veronica Starr said...

Tanisha!!! LOVE that album, so adorable!!! you are amazing! :)

KarenB said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot with Bo Bunny. I love your Alissa creations, so very pretty and inspirational. I also love your acrylic album, so many ideas there :)

Lovin' Life said...

WOW Tanisha ~ amazing and beautiful work!!!!!!!

Pamela said...

Wow!!! Love everything! Amazing work!

Greta Adams said...

sista i made it to the end and i am wanting more....i love everything you made and so much detail in your stuff...AH-MAZING!

raindropecho said...

Those are GREAT layouts and I really love the mini album. Nicely done!

ellen s. said...

so much eye candy! looove it and i think i have said congrats 100 times now, lol! 101-congrats! and i love how you used the floss!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow....what an awesome collection of projects!!!

Sophia said...

I was like," Dang! Tanisha is a mojo queen!"

COngrats on being GDT over at BoBunny! I love how you are totally rocking their papers! Love every single layouts to bits...the the first is my favourite! I always love family photos!

Cathy said...

I love your work. You are so talented.

Passion Fruit said...

These are gorgeous! The colours and the layout!

kraftyladyincali said...

found your blog by mistake. LOVE LOVE LOVE your layouts, you totally scrap in the style I love! Will definitely bookmark your blog for future eye candy!

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