6/3/11

Son, a diploma will take you places!

Out of the box this one was done with no sketch just a color inspiration and a crazy idea in my head.  This weeks color challenge at CCG is blue, red and green with the added challenge of using a hot air balloon.  Remember my "Letter from Mom" page?  Well I have been meaning to write a letter to my son but a doily didn't sound right...This challenge had my brains in full gear and I thought it would be fitting to scrap his recent graduation photos to write my letter in a "diploma".  I even burnt the edges with fire, for reals!!! gave me a scare.  Then I made holes in the page and tied his letter with some ribbon.  Here is a close up:


And here is the finished piece!

This weeks challenge at citycrafter is to go back to basics, using cardboard and paints I created a frame ( I missed that week) to write and paint a quote to inspire!  I took Ros advice to heart to gey messy and be creative!



16 comments:

Annette_Marlow said...

This is super cute! I love the idea of making a frame out of the recycled cardboard! Thank you for the inspiration!

Sharon xx said...

What a great idea, I would never of thought of making a frame. . .hmmmm that's got my crafting thinking hat on!!
Sharon xx

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, great projects, Milagros!! SO inspiring! I love your son's graduation page. All those circles are so eye catching, and the hot air balloon is a great piece of symbolism for his graduation.......the sky's the limit.
And just love your note written on the diploma, although I had to chuckle over the burning the edges part. ;)
And your frame is just gorgeous! Love corrugated cardboard, and your frame is stunning. Love the mitered corners and the messy paint, and your painted quote looks fantastic.

Linda B said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for becoming a follower.
I love your son's graduation layout... wow, you sure put out the effort on this ... so very worth it too. What a great keepsake and so well done. Love your frame idea, too. Great quote.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Amazing layout, and what a great way to use those cardboard!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oops, I forgot to say, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB! : )

Tere Torres said...

birthday boy and mom, we both loved the quote and the art surrounding it.
Only you had to sign with your name and not only the author's name. so i'm making you write it jiji
lovely all the way around and a life lesson to learn.

Deb Hickman said...

Fab LO, what a great idea with the letter and I love the circles. Your frame is gorgeous, love it.xxx

Ros said...

First off ... I love your LO with the beautiful 'diploma' ... beautifully done ... and your frame .. WOW! this is stunning ... love how you created this and got messy! ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB so lovely to see your work ... have a good day

Lean said...

This is great love your cool wallhanger and the page you made great idea with the paper[diploma]and all the circles.
have a lovely sunday byebye,Lean

Cheryl Nelson said...

You lo is sooooo fabulous! LOVE the diploma you made...so creative! Congrats to your son! The frame you made with the cardboard and paint is sooooo cool!! LOVE it!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Lovely work again Milagros! I love the diploma LO & laughed about the fire!! Be careful :) I also love CCCB & your frame is lovely. Did you see you got a shout out on OUAS - for some reason Nadia couldn't find your blog address so I pasted it into the comments section there for her...

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Just a wonderful idea...and I love evrything in here...and I will like to say thanks for came to my blog scrapforhelp...was very nice from you!!!!I´m follower now.
Have a wonderful week
Kisses and huges from Brazil.
Cynthia

Sylvia said...

Great job with the cardboard, Milagros! What a great frame. Your layout is beautiful! congrats to your son.

Dru said...

Hi and thank you for visiting my blog.I'm a little slow so just got to it and the challenge you suggested at Kraft Journal has already changed. But - I will look into in the future. Love your lay outs - I'm so not good at them - yours are gorgeous!

Linda R. said...

Both project look wonderful. so glad you played along with us at CCCB!