Monday, June 21, 2010

BBTB2 Rainbow Challenge


This week at BBTB2 our our sweet and fabulously crafty DT sister Joanna chose the Rainbow cut from Once Upon a Princess. (No surprise she used that cart because she has one of the cutest little princesses EVER!) I just couldn't get "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" out of my head so this sort of turned out with a Wizard of Oz theme. I started designing a card but I couldn't get all I wanted on it so it grew into a door hanger. I'm just in love with that cloud paper (oh no! I can't find the strip I cut off so I don't know who made it, so sorry!) Anyway, the door hanger itself is from My Community cut at 11 inches. I made a mat for it using Design Studio and George and the sun was done with my Pinking Circle Nestie and a little trimming. The rainbow and castle shadows from Once Upon A Princess and the house from DonJuan were welded to the base so there would be extra support for the layers.

I used a combination of glitter card stock from the DCWV mat stacks and card stock I glittered myself by running it through the Xyron right side down and using my Doodlebug sugar coating. (Such yummy colors!) My castle is green to represent the Emerald City.
The clouds on the background paper are a mixture of solid glitter, striped glitter, and dotty glitter. When I did the rainbow I used white glitter card stock which doesn't emboss well so to add texture I added dots to match with my stickles. I also colored a few tiny adhesive stars with my Copics and added them to the stars on the rainbow.

I had a hard time deciding what to use for the house and finally came upon this print in the DCWV Nana's Kids mat stack which was the right scale and had all of the colors I had already used. (I don't want to tell you how many rejects I cut. LOL) I kinda wanted to add ruby slippers (being a shoe fanatic and all) but it just didn't fit in with the color scheme. Then I went back and forth on how to do the sentiment. Was gonna use Alpha Beads but didn't have all of the letters in the right colors and I didn't like any of the "home" cuts I was finding and to be honest I was running out of time with DH wanting to go out for Father's Day and all. Thank heaven I remembered my Melissa Francis rub-ons. Love the whimsical font and it was just the perfect size.

Geez, I sure took alot of pix of this! Here are the dimensional views. To achieve the really 3D effect here I made sure that each element had a full shadow when it was in the foreground so that means the house had 4 shadows (counting the one welded to the card base), the rainbow 3, and the castle, 2. I really ended up loving this and it fits. We've become such homebodies since retirement and it's fine with me.

Be sure to check out the lovely creations by my BBTB2 DT sisters and we invite you to play along. If you haven't this particular rainbow you certainly can use one from one of the other carts. We love to see your take on the challenge and hope our designs inspire you.








27 comments:

  1. Well Donna, this is just too cute. You are so amazing.

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  2. Whoo~Hoo!! Me first! Donna, this is just too stinkin cute girlfriend! Love all those details you added, and it does remind you of the movie.

    Hugz, xx
    ~L~

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  3. so cute! I love all the dimension and texture! adorable!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

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  4. Donna,
    You amaze me...you go from Gruesome Twosome - to Cutsie Patootsie!!!! You have such a diverse creative nature - I LOVE it!!!
    MelissaMade

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  5. Hi Donna,
    This doorhanger is fabulous with all that glitter. I love the images and the rainbow is fab.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  6. Donna I just LOVE what you did with this weeks challenge! The door hanger is a great idea and I love all the bling! And the Wizard of Oz theme is perfect! Sooo cute! ;)

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  7. Donna,
    This is way cute. All the layers just pop eveything. I guess I will have to make a door hanger for my parents room. Too cute!!
    JoAnn

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  8. Wow,wow,wow Donna! This is incredible. This door hanger would be absolutely perfect for my granddaughter's bedroom door at her new house. These are exactly the colors of her bedroom and she loves rainbows. I'm going to have to make one for her after seeing yours. Of course, mine couldn't possibly turn out as gorgeous as yours but I'll give it a shot. Thanks for your inspiration. Hugs

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  9. this is absolutely brilliant x

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  10. love all the layers and the colors are so refreshing, right?

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  11. Adorable! I love the layers. It reminds me of the "Do Not Disturb" sign at hotels- only better because it's at home.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. You should try sharpening your blade with tin foil. I think it helps. :)

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  12. What an adorable door hanger! I don't know how you keep up, making these fantastic projects!!

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  13. Too-too cute! Love the colors and, I too, love what you do with texture and dimension!!!

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  14. Wow Donna that is soo cute and so much going on you have been busy.
    Fi xx

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  15. Well Donna this is fabulous i love the green castle well i love it all really! I have been singing over the rainbow too and wanted to put some red shoes somewhere spooky!
    Wonderful work as always!!
    HugsJuliexx

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  16. Donna the first thing that came to mind was...... WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW AMAZING! And after getting a better look WOW WOW WOW WOW WOWZERS girl you are so talented and this is absolutely GORGEOUS!
    Hugs Kel xx

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  17. Too funny - as soon as I saw the challenge at BBTB2 I started singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"! I love the colours and all that glitter you used! That rub-on sentiment couldn't be more perfect!!

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  18. Oh Donna, this is absolutely adorable as always! I always sound like a broken record and say you are amazing but I'll say it again..... You're AMAZING! Even before I read your post I thought of The Wizard of Oz! I love the green sparkly castle, how cute is that! Heck I just love all the sparkle! And all those layers WOW! All I can say is WOW!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  19. Very cute!! I have missed a bit here, I think ;-) Love all the glitter.

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  20. What a great card! Love all the glitz and texture. You amaze me!

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  21. Donna, your door hanger is incredibly cute!

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  22. Oh Donna this is the cutest door hanger I have ever seen!!!!!!! My little princess would love this...she loves The Wizard of Oz sooo much...you are so talented girl...I love everything you design...sweet hugs to you, Bonnie xx

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  23. Wow this is incredible! I can't believe all the incredible details!

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  24. Wizard of Oz theme is tooooo cute...I love the door hanger, the details are amazing..

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  25. Your door hanger is beautiful...all the layers and dimensions are making my head swoon! You never cease to amaze me!

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  26. I LOVE this, Donna! Fabulous colors and I love all the glitter! I love how you incorporated The Wizard of Oz theme into it!

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Thanks for making my day!