April 18, 2011

BBTB2 Challenge: Pineapple

What a fabulous challenge for this week over at BBTB2!  We had to use a pineapple cut so I cut my pineapple from the Paper Dolls cartridge.  Living in Florida now, I wanted to create wall decor for our home.  I cut the pineapple twice, one from yellow patterned cardstock and another from green patterned cardstock.  I traced it onto brown cardstock and hand cut a shadow for it (the cartridge doesn't have a shadow, or layers for the image).  I also traced and cut the straw from a red striped paper, just like the old time soda fountain straws!  I embossed the yellow cardstock and inked it in brown.  I took gift ribbon, and curled it in different directions then attached it to the leaves of the pineapple, adding a green flower and rhinestone to the center.  I wrapped the entire pineapple with bakers twine and attached it with pop dots to the wall hanging.  The background for the wall art is an 8.5 x 11 piece of corrugated cardboard, covered with melon colored paper and topped with a border punched glitter stripe cardstock.  It made me think of a beach towel!  I then added alpha letters to spell "Welcome", and paper flowers with sea shell centers.  Go see the other designer's creations at BBTB2!  Have a wonderful week!

Miles of Smiles,








8 comments:

Crayola58 said...

My eyes keep admiring not only the pineapple, but that wonderful flower, the curly curly ribbon, the colors. Love your take on our challenge.
Carole

~JulieH~ said...

I'm with Carole here look at all the fabulous detail and what a gorgeous piece of wall art Melissa!
Love the shells for the flower centre and the gorgeous green curly ribbon. And the twine such a creative touch. Love it all!
Hugs
Juliexx

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Melissa! this is soooo cool! Love your use of the twine and the fab curls and embellishments. Soo tropicl looking. I adore it! xxD

Heather said...

I LOVE the curly ribbon! That is so creative but what I can't get over is the baker's twine you used to make the design for the pineapple. That is amazing!!

Jeri said...

This is just fantastic, Melissa. I was thinking it looked like one of those garden flags. Beautiful colors and papers. I love how you wrapped that twine around the pineapple. Well done!!!

Karen Pinsonat said...

Wow, so many fabulous details here! LOVE what you did with this cut!!

Maria said...

LOVE it! All the little extras really make it. That curly ribbon, the straw and twine are fabulous!

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