This is a super exciting post for me because... It is my first post as a member of the Cooking With Cricut Design Team!!!! How exciting is that?!?!! I'm so happy to have been picked to be on the team! I love CWC and PCW. I've been following and playing along in their challenges for a long time so I was thrilled when I was told I made it!
Now.. onto the challenge! Our first challenge was to make a project for Dr. Seuss (in honor of his birthday). I choose to do a 2 page layout for some pictures I have of Adam reading "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" to Harmony & Jayden a few days after we brought Harmony home from the hospital.. this was the very first book he read to Harmony, so it was perfect.
I used the book cover for my main inspiration followed by my favorite quote in the book "And will you succeed? YES! You will indeed! (98 and 1/3 percent garenteed). KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!" I think its such an encouraging quote from the book and I think that it's the main point that Dr. Seuss was trying to get across.
So I started out by picking colors that matched the front of the book. Then I cut out the title using Pooh font on the marker setting at 1.5 inches in blue & then again on marker shadow at the same size in gold. I cut the mountains out using Paper Dolls Dress Up. I cut them as large as I could (4inches) and then lined them up and adhered them down with my ATG gun. I cut the photo mats in different colors that matched the cover for a 4x6 and a 2x3 pic the mats are 4.5x6.5 & 2.5x3.5.
Then the other thing I find very noticeable is the air balloons so I made those to put the quotes on using Create A Critter. Each balloon is a different size the smallest cut at 3inches and the biggest cut at 8 inches.
I cut the "baskets for the balloons by hand. I adhered bakers twine (in orange, blue & purple) from the baskets to the balloons. And I put the large balloon on pop dots. I wrote the quotes by hand with a white gel pen and inked around each balloon in ink (purple balloons in purple ink, gold balloons in white ink, & green in green ink). I went over the cut lines in the mountains in light blue gel pen.
Hope you like it, I think it's pretty cute and as soon as I get the pics for this page printed it'll be perfect! :)
Don't for get to come over and join in our fun challenge at Cooking With Cricut!
Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!