Friday, June 4, 2010

Sister to Sister Layout Swap

I believe Back in February I was part of a Layout Swap with some of the wonderful Ladies on Sisters Scrap Too Message Board on the Cricut Website. Come check us out there!  We had to make an 8x8 LO of our self and include our real name, Cricut message board screen name our assigned color (mine was purple) and at least one cut using the Cricut machine. Well I used MANY Cricut cuts and this is the idea I came up with for my LO. I did a play on my screen name. I used many techniques on my LO from inking to adding real sand, using glossy accents on the flower center on the shape of Virginia. That flower represents the Virginia state flower the American Dogwood.

Since my screen name on Sisters Scrap Too is IslandV, It gave me the idea to do an island theme and instead of having an "I", I used the coconut tree as the "I" in island.
I created a pocket behind the picture and Caribbean scene and made a pocket to put a tag with some journaling. I found a friendship poem and modified it to reflect the Cricut Sisters and the Message Board.
I had a lot of fun making this LO! Since I used a paper pack that had different patterns of paper with purple in it, everyone in the swap got the same scene but with a different paper background.