Thursday, June 21, 2012

Graphic 45 and May Arts Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome to the Graphic 45 and May Arts Blog Hop!



Graphic 45 and May Arts have teamed up together to show you some beautiful creations using both their products. Best of all, there are prizes to be won. Graphic 45 is giving away two prize packs of Little Darlings 12x12 paper pad, Little Darlings Cling StampsChipboard Button Staples and two spools of gorgeous May Arts ribbons (pictured below). May Arts is having a fantastic prize package too. For details, check out their blog: May Arts. Just hop along to the blogs of both Design Teams, leave your comments and you could be the winner.



PLUS, I'll be doing a giveaway too. I'm giving away an 8x8 pad of one of my favourite new Graphic 45 collections - Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Just become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post. If you're already a follower, let me know in the post. :) The winner of my giveaway will be selected randomly and posted on this blog on Monday 25th June. Fun!




Now on to my project. It's a layout using Graphic 45's Le Cirque collection titled Le Cirque de Fluff. :)



I created a fun layout of my puppy using Graphic 45's Le Cirque collection. My puppy's a little fluff-ball as you can see. Hence the title Le Cirque de Fluff. The layout comprises many layers, beginning with the background concentric circles, followed by the photograph matted on a corrugated cardboard and finally the embellishments of flowers, clowns and ribbons.


I cut out images of the clowns from the patterned paper and layered them with Prima flowers and vines which were intertwined through the curled May Arts ribbon.



Two twirled May Arts ribbons hug the top left corner of the photograph.




The tightrope artiste walks a yellow and white tightrope of May Arts twine.  




The fun title cluster...



Thanks for dropping by and be sure to leave your comments on this post and follow my blog for a chance to win. And do check out the blogs of my fellow hoppers. Details found here: Graphic 45 Blog



List of Supplies:
Patterned Paper - Graphic 45 Le Cirque patterned papers (Le Cirque, Wizards of Wonders, Under the Big Top, Dazzle and Delight, Greatest Show on Earth, Bohemian Floral)
Tag - Le Cirque Tags
Ribbon & Twine - May Arts
Flowers - Prima Marketing
Border Punch - Martha Stewart

162 comments:

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what an amazing LO!! Love all the fussy cut details and lacy layering!! I am a follower of your lovely work. ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Peggy said...

Love the layers, photo, G45 paper, May Arts ribbon, border, title, tight rope. So many details. Great job.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Linda R. said...

I don't think I've ever seen such an elaborate layout...its so beautiful! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower.

shanna said...

OMG!! How beautiful. Great work!!

Cathy L. said...

I love the tight rope idea, great use of thses G 45 papers and may Arts ribbon.

kay(texfolkart) said...

wow! amazing! Love the layering you have done....great work....i am a new follower

My Studio Voice said...

Love the name of your project! Really fine work with the Graphic 45 papers and May Arts ribbon.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!! Your page is BEAUTIFUL!! LOVING the layers, the flowers and loveeeeeeeeee all the fussy cutting!!! I am a new follower too!! Thanks for the chance!!!

Sharon Y said...

So cute. Gotta love the title! I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Martica Designs said...

this is awesome

Betty said...

wonderful layout - and such a cute puppy too!

My Creative Chateau said...

The word that popped into my mind when I saw your May Arts-Graphic 45 combination was: JOY Love all the dimension and attention to all the little details makes this layout a delightful piece of eye candy. I excited to begin following your site

Tarnished Rose said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Tanya said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Following!
Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Scrapthat said...

Oh now that is TOO CUTE!! TFS!

Lonna Shur said...

Beautiful, I love all the details.

AnnScrapDeadesign said...

Замечательно! Очень интересно оформлено!

Sol said...

Beautiful layout! Your puppy is adorable! I'm now a follower of your blog.

Margie said...

I love all of the gorgeous layers in your scrapbook page! I am already a follower!

Jocelyn said...

Amazing details. I think my favorite is the tight rope walker.

Monica Edwards said...

ALLI CAN SAY IS WOW Awesome!!!

Monica
scraps2treasure.blogspot.com

butterfly said...
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kim said...

Love the layout. Thank you for sharing with us.

Kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Kathy said...

What a beautiful creation using one of my favorite Graphic 45 collections. I am a follower of your blog. Keep up the great work.

suziearizona said...

Just love that frame .... and the doggie! Great use of products.
Suzie West

suziearizona said...

Love that frame .... and the doggie! Great use of products.

Suzie West

Sara Russell-Clark said...

I love this, especially the background and the tightrope detail! I am now a follower!

Sherry said...

Gorgeous layout! Love all the fussy cutting!

Tracy Heaton said...

Lovely layout and such a cute pooch
Tracy x

Carol said...

Such a cutie....what a wonderfl layered textured page.....WOW
Carol

to_csh said...

Love the title and the layering!! Beautiful!

Sheri said...

Aww so cute!

Miriam Prantner said...

Cute! Your dog is adorable! Love all the layers and details!

Gloria L. said...

Oh, this is so clever! Off to follow...

Dee said...

What a cute doggy!! And what an amazing lay-out, it is beautifull!! I became a follower of your blog.

Ann Marie said...

Hi! What a fantastic layout! I love the title and all of the detail. I'm a new follower....I'm so glad I found your site. I'm going to nose around a bit. Thanks for the chance to win!

maryjane said...

Gorgeous layout, love the layering!

jennifer berkhahn said...

What an adorable pup. I love your work very inspiring!

butterfly said...

Sensational... the overall look is lovely, and all the details are simply spectacular. I'm a hopeless fussy cutter - I'm in awe of this! I'm a new follower for sure.

Vail said...

So creative, love the title also and your puppy is adorable.

Maria said...

Such a great LO! So many details and layers. Awesome job!

Sara Nell Langland said...

This is absolutely the most adorable puppy page I have ever seen! Puppies ARE a lot of mayhem! Great inspiration and inspired use of the ribbon--and the twine. So clever.

Lynn W. said...

Your layout is beautiful! I love all the fussy cutting and layering - it's so effective!

Lynn Wild

Disco Queen said...

How fun! Thanks for showing us how the G45 le cirque collection can be used for layouts not directly related to the circus. They are so gorgeous.

Judy Webb said...

Why didn't I think of this? My dog is cuter than yours...LOL but your page is gorgeous.

Beth said...

Absolutely love this layout, that is one of my favorite Graphic 45 papers.

Laura {aka scrapaddict} said...

What an adorable page! Great LO and layering!

sleigh said...

Gorgeous layout! Luv the layers, detail, paper collection and... basically everything about it! Thanks for sharing your creation :)

Drifty Wright said...

What an absolutely Delightful LO!! You must have had fun with this! Your use of the papers and ribbon together is perfect for this page. And you have an adorable 'fluffy puppy'! Thank you!

yellowroseofms said...

Lovely layout! The layering, papers and especially the subject, beautiful! I am a follower.

Scottishrose said...

This is just darling...of course it has a puppy, hehe; but really, you do such a great job of layering..I do have this paper stack from Graphic 45 "Le Cirque" but haven't used it yet, I love the idea of using it for a layout of your pooch! I will have beg,borrow,& steal that idea, LoL! TfS!!!

Ms Scrapmess said...

Thank you for showing how to use these bright colours in everyday moments! Love how you tangled the ribbon - which was gorgeous! I'm new at this, so I'm having a bit of trouble to follow your blog. I keep getting error messages, but I will keep trying:)

texasbarb said...

Very cool!! I love the "high wire" lady...very clever!!

eyes2theocean said...

Absolutely stunning layout! One of the best I've ever seen. The layering, papers, ribbons are exquisite,

Thank you,

Sara Tanner
Sar Tann

dspreciousmemories said...

Lovely layout. Great detail.

keysha said...

What an amazing layout!! I love all of the layers and the detail!

Scrapycandy said...

I see tons of work on this layout! Just gorgeous!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I signed up as a follower today!! I want all the Graphic 45 and May Art ideas I can get! I love them both; they are such high quality and that makes the paper crafting that much easier when you use good tools. How you managed all the fussy cutting is beyond me! What a labor of love. It is fabulous!

Tarracoscrap said...

This Lo is cute!!!!!


Charo

PM said...

You have an amazing eye for design. Everything looks perfectly placed. I will follow your work. Just love it!

Nat Laney said...

So much detail. A delight to the eyes. Love the tight rope walker.

nicemouse said...

I just love this layout and your dog is adorable. Your work is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
Ramona

Tammy Predovic said...

Absolutely beautiful LO, love the dimensions!

Bonnie Tyler said...

What a wonderful project. I love all the layers and goodies. TFS

snowbear said...

Fabulous project.... great paper! I just started following your site.

Konnie with a K said...

How clever. The puppy is adorable

Orlie said...

WOW!! Love all the details and layers. It is a great way to learn how to layer with colors. Thank you. brians@tds.net

achairnadream said...

Le Cirque is my favorite paper from G45 it reminds me of going to Ringling Bros. circus with my dad when I was a little girl...thanks for the flashback...great Lay Out

Rea said...

What a super fun layout, I love all the layers and cutting. Graphic 45 and May Arts seem to go so well together. I am a new follower.

Debbie said...

I became a follower this LO is so stunning all the layers and fussy cutting terrific
upnurse at aol dot com

Jo said...

what a gorgeous layout and I love all of the layers and fussy cutting!

luv46kdz said...

Just too cute! Would never think to use Le Cirque, great work : )

Paula

Lourdes said...

Sue!!!...I like your LO!....is wonderful!.....I really like the dimension that you gave to the project!!!....I like the layers and especially your dog!....I miss my dog! =(

Raven said...

Layering adds so much dimension and the paper is just wonderful~!!

I am following you now.

Dawn said...

I became a follower and I absolutely love your project

Cheryl Walker said...

hehehehehe, I love the de fluff!!!! hehehe that is too SWEET!!! I love love love your layout, and all the details, beautiful job!!!
hugs,
Cheryl

Patti Senter said...

What a gorgeous dimensional layout. Love the way you twirled the ribbon and the border punched bottom mat. Beautifully done! Patti

tbm214 said...

Love the details! Olde Curiousity Shoppe is my favorite collection too :)

quiltea56 said...

Beautiful!!! Ribbon, colors just everything is perfect.
Thanks for inspiring.

Emily Keaton said...

Delightful! So many great details. :)

sharon g said...

I love that you love your dog so much that you made a project dedicated to it. So sweet and cute!

Christina Ketelsen said...

Beautiful layout and amazing detail. thank's for taking the time to share and thanks for the awesome blog candy!! Following!!

Kaatje said...

wow a georgeous LO. thanks, but the best thing on it is the dog :-)
thanks for sharing

bronxgirl said...

Wow that layout is gorgeous. I will definately sign up to be a follower. Looking forward to more of your creations.

Sandydee said...

This is truly beautiful. Love G45 papers and seeing how such talented ladies use them. I'm following your blog.

JEANNIE said...

Very Nice!

Pam said...

WOW! This is fabulous! Best LO I've seen in a long time. I'm a follower now.

Diana Fernandez said...

I love what you've made with these products!!

artjunkie2 said...

What a fabulous LO!! I love the tight rope walker!! Your LO is so fun! I became a follow of your blog! :o)

Fabric Works said...

Very nice layout! Thanks for sharing.

shanjamorjor said...

love love love the layout!!! super super super cuuuuuuuute!!!!
thanks for sharing
shar
craftingpassionz@gmail.com

Rea' said...

Oh so pretty, love all the Le Cirque layers you used and how you entwined the ribbons, the color combination is amazing!

shari said...

What a beautiful layout!!! I love all the layering. I'm following you now and would love to win your giveaway. Thanks for the chance. Shari (cricutrookie)

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Sue - this is amazing! I love all the luscious layers and that tightrope walker is pure genius! Thanks so much for sharing! I am a new follower of your sweet blog :)

Emily H said...

Wow! This is fabulous and beautiful! I love the dimensions!

crazyoldsyd said...

so cute and love the way the ribbon and paper go so well with each other. Great!

Jann said...

what a fun layout !

Angela said...

Love it.
What a cute dog as well.

Angie said...

Awesome details and layers!!!! Gorgeous project! I started following you today and added you to my blog reader!!!

Danielle Copley said...

Sweet layout! Love the tight rope! I'm a follower!

Rea' said...

Susan, I forgot I wanted to comment on your little girl on the baker twine...how cute is that !!

Kathy said...

Oh, WOW~ This is one gorgeous page...I love it! I am now a follower!

Sue D said...

Very fun layout of your puppy!
I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Karen L said...

Oh my gosh...your layout is so FUN!! I would never have thought to use a circus theme with the puppy photo but it's so perfect. Cute photo, absolutely amazing work on the layout! Love this!
I am a new follower...thanks so much for the giveaway. I would love to get my hands on some Graphic 45 Curiosity shop!!

Dorina D said...

What a fanastic layout! What a fun concept for a cute dog. I loved all the fussy cutting and the layers. Great job on the many details.

SmokieBlueRose said...

There is a lot going on but, it works so good together. A happy feel.

webgranny19 said...

how precious is that,just lovely

howo34 said...

I love the layers on your layout! It fits nicely and doesnt look cluttered!

Scrap4Therapy said...

Super fun layout! So very cheerful!
Debbie

Barb Turpin said...

Now a follower! The girl on the tightrope is amazing...what an exciting layout for your sweet little pup!

Ellen Rika said...

Completely adorable! I'm now a follower. Thanks for the great inspiration!

longagodreams said...

Wow! This card is worthy of framing. Love the tightrope! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Jenni Alexander said...

LOVE your work, you must spend hours fussy cutting :) thanks for sharing and also for the opportunity to win.

happybooker said...

Sue, Today's layout was wonderful and was just the inspiration I needed. Your use of the Le Cirque paper and the fussy cutting of the images was just what I was missing from a card I was trying to design. Thanks for helping me out of my blocked space! I've been looking at a few of your designs off and on and decided it was definitely time to follow your blog! Thanks for sharing your considerable talent.

Carol said...

Gorgeous creations! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

NWFlamingo said...

What a sweet pup and a sweet layout. I'm a new follower too.

Nan said...

What fun this layout is! And what a cute dog! He or she must be very special to deserve such a lavish tribute! Thanks for the detailed closeups--very cool! It will be fun following your blog!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Sweet sweet LO for a sweet sweet pup! Mahalo for sharing.

poodlekrazee said...

Of course, you picked the best subject for your layout--a doggie!! Your work is luxurious and beautiful and I love to look at it. While I was at it, I looked over the tutorial for the mini album. I am overjoyed--directions that I can actually follow! I will be making this.
Thanks for your generosity!

Katina said...

Your little fluff ball looks so cute among all the layers and dimension. Now if you can just get him to balance on a ball... tee hee!

Carol Gibson said...

Love your project. Your puppy is way too cute.

Carol Gibson said...

I'm now following your blog. Looking forward to seeing your future projects.

Sheila said...

What an ode to your puppy! Very special.

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

your layout is super super amazingly beautiful. hahaha!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Amazing layout. Very cute dog. Thank you for sharing

Ratty Hugs said...

Such a beautiful layout, thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

SHartl said...

Your layout and dog are So incredibly cute! What kind of dog is it?? I love that you embellished your layout with circus elements, it's so perfect and also so surprising! Love all the little details.
I am a new follower.

the paper addiction said...

Gorgeous layout and a totally adorable pup! xx Michelle

Trish said...

Your page is beautiful and your little puff-ball is so very sweet!

Ava Gavloski said...

lovely project. so full with texture and lovely showcasing of great products

Maureen Hayes said...

I love that you used your doggie in this project! I like including my kitties in mine, and a circus theme is good for most pets, as they can seem like a thing ring circus at times. . . Lol! Beautiful work, thank you for sharing.

I am a new follower of your blog as well.

saralyn said...

So pretty! :)
I'm a new follower :)
GFC Name: saralyn_low

Deni said...

Now thats very very pretty what a lot of work in that piece
Just the most gorgeous page!!!!

marylouh said...

Pets are members of the family and deserve their own scrapbook pages. This is darling. I can just see Bear's picture in this project.

Kathy Ancheta said...

AWE, your puppy is so cute! I love that this layout features your best friend! Love it!
I am also a new subscriber

Linda said...

Adorable layout, I love it and your puppy is so cute!!! thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with us.

Joanna said...

So cute. I love your use of all the colors!

Tanya said...

A darling layout! Love all the details, the tightrope walker is adorable. Just love the entire layout. Have a blessed day!

Tolegranny said...

I love circus. Great

Sherry Gardner said...

Wow, I love love love this layout...and I didn't think I liked this paper pack...but the way you have used it with the pet theme and layers and fussy cutting....I am in love and now I have to go buy this paper and try to make one for myself....thanks for sharing this great idea....

Cindy Lou said...

This LO is just too cute! Great job! TFS!

Cindy said...

Love your layout and all of the dimension!!

Naomi said...

Love the layout, thanks for sharing!

orfanannie said...

What a wonderful tribute to Fluff! I loved the bright colors and your use of the LeCirque collection and the May Arts ribbons. Thanks for sharing

Melinda said...

I have quite a few of these items, I may have to give this layout a go. Very cute fluff.

michsmith1973 said...

Love the furbaby page, too cute!!

tracy said...

what a gorgeous layout. I love the title very cute. Thank you for sharing and your giveaway is very kind thank you for the chance to win.

Sunnkissed said...

So pretty and so much detail. Thanks for sharing!

mitz said...

... a place in my heart for pets.. this is amazing.. thanks for your creative work.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Robin Marks said...

What a great layout! I have a feeling that little guy is as much fun as the page is beautiful!
Robin

pitje said...

What a fun layout, it made me smile!

Cheryl Lomax said...

WOW this is so cute! i just love all your attention to detail, its amazing!!!!!!

Sandy said...

This is just awesome. Love the puppy, the layout, all the details, everything.

Sandy said...

This is just awesome. Love the puppy, the layout, all the details, everything.

Patricia said...

With a subject as cute as your puppy, how could you miss! This is so adorable! I have these papers but have not used them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jackie said...

I love the circus and clowns! This layout is amazing!!

Jackie said...

I forgot to say I'm a new follower!

nanatam said...

OH MY,love the layering and clustering!TFS your creative talent!! New Follower!

Kathie said...

Gorgeous! I love the layering. I will be back to check out your bloc again.

Lydia Madara said...

Loving all of the fabulous ideas found during the Graphic 45 and May Arts Blog Hop! I love your layout, it is so intricate and beautiful. I am one of your new followers.

DB said...

Cute dog and beautiful layout!

Jessie Lee said...

I really love all your layouts. Am officially a G45 fan now because of you. :)