August 3, 2012

Rockabilly Princess-sketch reveal for SOUS

Oh, how happy I am that it's FINALLY Friday.. 
It's been a long 8 day work week for this gal and trying to find some scrappy time has been virtually impossible..But I did manage to start and finish this layout I created as my Sketch reveal project for S.O.U.S..
 Our very own Leah designed our sketch for this week 
and here is my take on it:

I found these photos of my daughter on my computer and it hit me like a ton of bricks to create a Rockabilly layout for her.. 
I had a lot of fun creating this layout and Leah's sketch was a big inspiration for me :)
and this is what our sketch is for this week:

How about a few close ups:
Instead of the circle, I decided to create a star.. I also added the title on top of, using foam dots..
and I actually put my Gypsy to good use.  I wanted a Rockin font and knew the blackletter was going to be perfect.. since I don't own the cartridge, I was lucky enough to get it as a free download for my Gypsy.. love this font by the way..

Love the way the flames came out.. cut some in yellow and in orange, then glued only the bottoms down to the layout, making them look like they are flapping in the wind..LOL
final finishing touches, I added some orange and yellow stickles to my flames..
love these photos of my daughter Amber..

and these...

she is wearing red lipstick in the photos, so of course I had incorporate red lipstick to the layout.

and what rockabilly layout would be complete without adding some 50's shades..LOL and I added some white marker accents all over the layout.. it seems to be the me thing a now a days..

and for supplies used :

Cricut Craftroom for the design
Cricut Imagine for all die cuts
Cricut cartridge:
Kate's Kitchen for colors
White cardstock

Regular Cricut cartridges:

Forever Young:
Lipstick and Sunglasses

Mickey and Friends:
Film Strip

Country Life:

Indie Art:
Flames, dice and Star

Black letter:
Font "Rockabilly" and banner

Once Upon A Princess:
Phrase "Princess"

White Marker pen by: Posca
Distress Ink: Brick red
foam dots
glue pen
Stickles: yellow, orange and red

well my fellow scrappers.. That's it for me for today.. I'm so glad you stopped by today and checked out my project for our sketch reveal over at S.O.U.S.. Do stop by and check out what amazing layouts our other design team members have created and hope you get a chance to play along..
Hope everyone has a scrap-tastic week..


  1. I love this layout!!!! So stinking cute and amazing. All the details of the dice, lipstick and the shades. What a wonderful job you did.

    Nadja MCCR DT Sister

  2. Now, talk about a bright and fun layout! This is really it! Love all the fun elements on this layout. The photos are great. She really looks like you!

  3. Wow! You amaze me with your flare for graphic design and this LO should be on the cover of the cricut mag!

  4. Love this one, girlfriend~ The flames are dynamite hot along with those great pix of Amber. Love the colors and that touch of white marker .. great idea!

  5. I love this! I want to try out those flames!

  6. Wow, Wow, Wow......this layout is awesome, so much great detail, LOVE it!

  7. I love this LO, the colors are amazing! Huge fan of your work!!!

  8. Wow are just KILLING it lately!
    Adore this project, lots of fun and obviously just crazy inspiration for the page I ended up doing for Justin.
    Anyhow..this is just awesome. The details, the flames behind the dice and the white details (which yes seem to be your thang lately, which is way cool).
    Glad to have your projects out there in the world!!!! =)

  9. Nanne, this is amazing!!!!! Love, love, love the die cuts and your doodling!!! AWESOME!!!! Hugs!

  10. Wow Nanne, I don't think there are any more words to describe your work, except - OFF THE PLANET AWESOME. I hope Cricut appreciate what amazing work you do with their products. I love the dice with the flames, and your shading really makes them come to life. I also love how you have framed the photo's - inspirational. The white details really make everything stand out perfectly - love it... Hugs xx

  11. Wow! This is flaming HOT!!! What a layout! Love the photos, all the circuit cutting you did and all the cute details! I think YOU are rockabilly!

  12. Wow! This is flaming HOT!!! What a layout! Love the photos, all the circuit cutting you did and all the cute details! I think YOU are rockabilly!

  13. I love your layout Nanne. Your daughter is beautiful.

  14. this is just so so much it :)

  15. awesome always have the perfect embellies!