May 7, 2012

Frame Challenge

Happy Monday!  I am the host of the Bitten By The Bug2 Challenge this week.  The challenge is to use a frame from any cartridge.  I really want to see it used on a scrapbook layout, but some people are not scrapbookers, so use the frame on any project.  Here, I've created a layout using a frame from the Fancy Frames cartridge.  Sorry, it's not a very good pic.  My laptop monitor died and I hooked it up to another (ancient) monitor, and honestly, I have no idea what this pic will look like uploaded.  I started with a patterned green cardstock with letters on it.  How fortuitious that the letter B was in the left corner!  B for Ben, my sweet hub.  His photo looks much better than in this pic too.  I abused various papers, layered them, inked them, punched them, and stamped stitches all over.  I added black felt swirls, buttons, flowers, rhinestones, teenie-beenie stickers, and pom-poms for flower centers. I highlighted the B by rubbing black ink around it.  And I spelled out the rest of his name with sticky letters.  This is another "fussy" layout, which is a style I have been experimenting with.  Go check out the other designer's projects at BBTB2!  And play along with us too by uploading your take on the challenge!

Miles of Smiles,

15 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

Love it Melissa! Lots of gorgeous stuff to look at (besides your handsome hubs, LOL) Love the "B" on the DP. Perfect! Thanks for a great challenge. Did you see? This non scrapbooker did a LAYOUT. (Well, sort of, LOL) xxD

Carole Beath said...

very wonderful LO, Melissa. I love all the colors and that wonderful scrolling.
Carole

Sandi said...

love the layout Melissa, great pick on the challenge, love how the "B" was already on the paper and it all came out super. hugs

Jayne said...

Hi Melissa,pleased to be on the team with you.
Love your layout,so many wonderful details,just beautiful.
Jayne x

Brenda said...

OMGoodness, but this lo is just beautiful!! I love, love the colors you used as well as the papers. The frame works perfectly with the pic!

Jeri said...

Thanks for picking a great challenge, Melissa. It was just the incentive I needed to get started on my granddaughter's scrapbook for her graduation from high school in 2 weeks. I have a lot to do in a short time. I don't carry any scrapbook stuff or 12 x 12 paper with me while we travel around in our RV. No room for storing it. I had to make a quick trip to Walmart to get stuff. I love your beautiful layout, particularly the black and green together. Beautiful job with your embellishments.

Stephanie said...

This is beautiful, Melissa. I love that green paper. Love the fancy frame in black.All the black details really make it pop. I am so happy to be a part of this talented team.
Stephanie

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Such a great challenge Melissa. Love the scroll work and the Fancy Frames. The green and the black look so awesome together and its so cool the way you used the paper for the title. I love the vintage look.

Julia Moss said...

/beautiful layout, Melissa....this was a fun challenge.

Glenda said...

Beautiful layout Melissa! Love the frame and papers. Such perfect details!The letter B worked out great!
I am happy to be working on the BBTB2 team with you! I am a new follower! Drop by my blog when you have time!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

Melissa this is an amazing layout. I love all of the details and embellishments, and of course the frame. I so enjoyed your challenge selection!! Great job.

Hugs,
Susan

~JulieH~ said...

Beautiful layout Melissa love how your paper had the lovely B which inked around looks perfect.Lots of fabulous detail to look at and of corse your lovely photo of your hubby too!
Hugs
Juliex

Penniannie said...

Melissa, I love your Layout, its one of my favorite looks.....

Penny

shelly said...

awesome layout melissa! super colors and i just love this style. thanks for the fun challenge this week :)

Annie Anya said...

Great layout Melissa, your design is is lovely and the photo is great...3