Friday, April 23, 2010

A Friendly Garden Walk

Welcome to the Paper Garden Projects Friendly Garden Walk

Take a stroll through the blogs of all the Paper Gardeners and enjoy some friendly inspiration. We're introducing some new gardening buddies so be sure to say "hi" to our new design team members.

While you visit, subscribe to each Gardener's blog and take note of each designer's name and their Friendly Word in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, send an E-mail to custserv@papergardenprojects.com with the list of designers and their Friendly Word.

Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and words will be entered in a random drawing to win a prize. You need to send an e-mail to the address above; please don't leave your list as a comment. You have until midnight (EST) on Tuesday, April 27 to send your list.

And the prize? How about a couple new little buddies (the OA Buddies cling set from The Greeting Farm)?



I'll now show you my project!


I decided to make a scrapbook page celebrating my best friend Roniece. She is one of those extra special people that comes into your life and it's not long before you know she's a keeper. A lot of people call Roniece a friend, I feel really special that we are best friends. :)


I started stamping flowers from the Petals from Scratch clear set with white ink. I love kraft cardstock so I used that as my base. To add color I just outlined the insides of the lines (so inlined?) with copic marker. Next I took my favorite picture of me and Roniece and matted it on some fun pink cardstock that really ties in my pink bow. I wear this silly bow pretty often. Enough that it's somewhat of an "Erin thing."


And that's about it. Finish coloring, add a title and a super easy fun scrapbook page. I've showed a few people and they have all said, "That's cool print paper" and I got to say, "I made it!" So that's super fun! This inline coloring on white stamping on kraft is new to me. I'm loving it. I think I'll make a card with it soon. Thanks so much for joining me on my first blog hop. I feel truly honored to be a part of this amazing team. I highly recomend checking out the other blogs in the hop. I've seen some sneek peeks and they are stunning.



Oh my secret friend word if you are playing along is "mate". So Cheers Mate! :)




Here is the list of the blogs to check out:
•Cathy
•Amber



•Linda
•Erin *You are here*
•Andrea
•Alyssa

22 comments:

runningonink said...

Oh Erin, what a fun SB page! I love the white ink on craft then that little a bit of color! Oh so yummy!

Fiorella said...

That background is perfect!!!!

Shaela said...

what a sweet page! love the colored background

Jennifer Scull said...

such a wonderful page that showcases your special friendship! I love it! :)

Tricia said...

Fun, fun, fun! I *need* to do some more scrapbooking. I've really slacked off!

Tangii said...

What a fun page!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh this is so great. I need to replace my white ink. I really love this technique you've used. TFS.

Alyssa S said...

I adore this look! I love that you've shown me how easy it is to make a fabulous scrapbook page! Thanks for the inspiration!!

I hope you get to feeling better soon!

jan farnworth said...

very cute layout thanks for the tips.

Bonnie B said...

Great LO...I love how you did your background page.

TJ said...

Adorable!

Janet Z said...

You did an awesome job making your own pp!

Chrisd said...

So sweet, the 2 of you buddies!The background paper is really different and special.

Basement Stamper said...

Great scrapbook page, love the colors.

Amber said...

What a beautiful LO Erin. Love the stamps in white and then colored, so soft and feminine. Hope you are feeling better!
Hugs
Amber

Ciacchina said...

bellissimo lo! mi piace molto come hai creato lo sfondo

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

A perfect background Erin - the white with just a little color looks amazing. What a great page to celebrate a friendship!

lisa808 said...

I love how you made the background page! tfs

Kerri said...

The dp you created is gorgeous, and I love the pic of you and your friend:) Cute bow!

michele hileman said...

That is really awesome.

Jacilynn said...

beautiful page

lilscrappers said...

I LOVE how you did that....I so could no!t sketch like that, but I am tempted to get me some Kraft, lol. Great job