Welcome to Whimsical Twist's first challenge! We thought it would be a lot of fun to also have a Blog Hop to celebrate our first challenge! How does that sound?
During the Hop you will be visiting blogs from several of our fabulous design team members. You will find so much inspiration on the way, that your head might explode!
The hop will start at the Whimsical Twist blog and end at Sharm's blog. You should have arrived from Kimmie Rishebarger's blog. If you are just joining in, be sure to go to the Whimsical Twist blog to start. If you get lost along the way, just look at the list below to get you hopping in the right direction.
And you can't have a Blog Hop without giveaways and this one is no different! In order to be entered into the giveaways, you will need to be sure you leave a comment on each blog on the hop. Whimsical Twist will also be giving away a $15 gift certificate to the shop to one random hopper! We will be announcing the winners of our giveaways on August 12th, so be sure to watch for the announcements.
Without further ado, let's get this celebration started!
Our first challenge is inspired by summer!
I hope you're enjoying all the great layouts by my fellow design team members - aren't they great?
Here is the mood board we were all inspired by:
For my layout, I was inspired by the bright pink hue of the watermelon photo for its cheerful, summery feel. The former art major in me says where there is orange, though, you need a blue - so I chose a photo with lots of blue to focus on like the puppy in the float. And here is what I came up with:
I used water soluble crayon for the background color and the border, plus a little Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist for extra color. The stars are punched out of a background I painted but didn't like (I think it looks great as stars, though!) and the paper is Webster's Pages Sweet Notes by Allison Kreft. That binder clip in the corner I had attached to my shirt when I came home from the office, and it was yellow and cute -- so on it went! Throw in some twine, stickers by My Mind's Eye, some enamel dots and a few sequins and you've got yourself a layout!
My motto: Use It! Use It! Use It!
Speaking of, I used: Sweet Notes by Allison Kreft for Websters Pages, MME Tiny Label Stickers, MME Tiny Word Stickers, Travel Girl Tidbits, MME Enamel Dots (are you addicted to these? I am!), Sequins, water soluble crayons, some Martha Stewart paints, a fiskars star punch, Thickers, a riverbank revels doily, twine, a Citrus Twist Kits exclusive stamp, some washi tape from a Citrus Twist kit, and I think that's a Dear Lizzy roller date stamp. I have like one million of roller date stamps, so I'm not positive. Oh, and the dolphin paper clip is from a japanese stationary store. And the binder clip is from my office, which I accidentally wore home the day I made this layout.
I love that little dolphin paper clip -- isn't it cute?
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In case you've gotten lost, here is the order of the blog hop:
YOU ARE HERE >>> Laurie Danielle
Next on the hop is Lisa Wilkinson! Thanks for visiting me!