Friday, September 20, 2013

Going In Circles with Cut It Up!

Hi all!

This is Graham

He is a foster cat staying with us and he is a mess....

Graham says love me pet me love me pet me love me pet me love me pet me ALL DAY LONG!  He needs a home with an old woman who sits and watches TV all day and wants a cat to sit on her lap for petting.....ALL DAY....Hahahhaha!

So today is kicking off another great Cut It Up challenge!

This time we are "Going in Circles." You must use circles on your project in addition to a die cut!  

I LOVE the picture on the left - the look on Pezza's face is perfect!  I used an old sketch from Basic Grey I found online as my kick off point:

I didn't follow it exactly but without sketches I would be lost!

This Itty Bitty stamp by Unity was perfect for this summertime layout!  I colored it up using colored pencils - I love adding flavored syrups to my lemonade so that is the way I colored it.

To give it a touch of realism I coated the jar portion with Glossy Accents - Love that stuff!

For my circle elements I used a cut from the Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge - I cut one at 3.5" and one at 4.5".  I added some bits of Waterfall Stickles to give it a little bling!

We have two wonderful sponsors for the challenge - you could win 5 Itty Bittys from Unity StampCompany as well as a $20.00 Coupon from As Cute as a Button!

Come join in on the challenge and see what the rest of the DT girls came up with at Cut It Up!

In addition to the Cut It Up challenge I was also inspired by the following challenges for this layout:


  1. I can't believe you colored that with colored pencils! You have some mad coloring skills! Love the additions of Glossy Accents and Stickles. They're great details!

  2. I am loving your lemonade and your gorgeous circles!

  3. Cute & Fun!! Absolutely AMAZING!!!Love the glossy Accents!
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  4. Such a cute layout! I really like that border punch and the glossy accents looks great! :)


  5. Awesome layout!! I really love all the detail you put into this. It's so super cute and I love what you did with the jar! Nice...


  6. Such a pretty creation. Great vibrant colors and I love all the added little details. Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  7. You have made the drink on your lovely layout look so realistic, both with your beautiful colouring and the addition of the glossy accents. Love your cat too! Thanks so much for joining in our Forgotten Things Challenge at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

  8. Wonderful layout Marti! I love how you used the itty bitty and the pics are great! I especially love the actions shots! What a cutie!