Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday with Melanie & the Cherry Banner kit

Today's layout is from BlueMoon's Cherry Banner kit! The kit is available now and very limited! This kit is packed with a nice mixed of Dear Lizzy, Webster's Pages and Prima.

For my layout I used the beautiful Webster's Pages, I did add my own vintage embellishments I had such as the angel and the sheet music paper.

I used my distress technique on the sheet music and spritzed it with the glimmer mist included with the kit, along with a coffee brown (must have!) color. I really like the way a spritz of a couple colors of glimmer mist looks on a layout. It just adds a little something you didn't even know was missing.


I felt my picture need that dreamy look to it, so I printed it in black and white, sanded the edges to make them melt into the layout. I did the same with the Cosmo tiny alphabets as well. The white ribbon on the left hand side of the photo is the back side of the yellow Maya Road ribbon included in the kit. The Maya Road pins are available in the store in many styles.

You probably already know me and my style, it's no secret I like texture and dimension. A really easy way to do this is to cut the shape out out of an extra piece of paper (remember paper is a great embellishment), attach a pop-dot and place it over the top the the same picture. And to really make it stand out try curling the edges and adding Tim Holtz distress inks or stickles to the edges.

In the kit is a Dear Lizzy chipboard piece with the word "dreams" on it. It was pink-cute but not working for my layout. It just need to be altered...I added Modge Podge and some Martha Stewart glass metallic microbeads over the word. I like the texture it has now and goes really well with the photo of my daughter playing in the sand.

Isn't it great the way this blog is rockin' everyday with new idea's! It's fun to see all the different styles everyone has. Speaking of idea's, the BlueMoon gallery is filling up, lots of idea's and beautiful layouts from you! Please continue to load your wonderful creations in the gallery, think of it has your own place to share your work.

Next week, we'll have a new Challenge for you and it's a great one!



  1. Melanie your layout is the layers of the popped flowers and the butterflies and of course the sheet music! It all works together beautifully!

  2. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! this is soooooooooooooooooo amazing melanie!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee all the distressing! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Sooo beautiful!Youre right,the glimmer mist really adds something beautiful here.Love the whole look you created here,perfect!

  4. ooo that is sooo pretty! love how you added depth and texture by having parts of the page pop up!
    great job, Melanie!

  5. Wow! JUST beautiful work!!! You inspire so much!!

  6. yummy!!! I just got this kit today- totally inspired now!