6.12.2010

D is for Dad + Give away

Hi all, Mimi here again! This month Heidi challenged us to create a layout with these fabulous pictures as inspiration. I love all the different patterns of paper GCD Studios has with beautiful blues in them... these colors also work perfectly with Father's Day in June.

This is one of my favorite photos of my husband. I used this layout as a way to show him what a great Dad I think he is to our boys.


I also added a fun technique using the Chip Art Collection. Each time I use it I love it more.


For this letter D... I first used the Chip Art tools to stamp the image. Then I painted it with metallic blue paint. I love the shimmer it adds. I finally added just a dot of liquid adhesive to the center of each stamped image and sprinkled micro beans onto it. It has a great polka dot effect, not to mention lots of fun detail.


Leave a comment and on June 14th (Monday) I'll pick one winner.

These are the same letters that Mimi used

51 comments:

  1. Love love love the shades of blue, and the chip art letter D turned out awesome! I'm sad today because I used the last page of my GCD Studios Provence. It was my very favorite.

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  2. Beautiful layout- and I love the letters too :)

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  3. love the layout and the letter! (:

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  4. Adoreable! still trying to figure out what to do for my Dad!

    Thanks!

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  5. you cannot beat the texture the chip art tool gives you. Amazing.

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  6. Gosh this is pretty!! I love what you did with the letter!!!

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  7. great layout! i love the blue metallic paint!

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  8. Nice! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  9. Oh, I absolutely adore the new chip art tools! I have one alpha and four smaller icon sets! Makes me happy, happy, happy! Love your project as it's such a great clean graphic look to it! I've got a great pic of my dad I've been waiting to do something with and you've totally inspired me!!

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  10. This is perfect for Dad! His favorite color is blue and his eyes are also blue like mine *wink* Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. That's a great page! I love the layout and blues on white. Also great use of the letter as a focal point without taking away from the photo.
    I would love to win the letters - Thanks for the chance.

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  12. so beautiful,love what you did with the D :D

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  13. What a beautiful page layout and I would LOVE to give these letters a try!! Thanks for a chance.

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  14. I love what you did with those letters! SO cool!

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  15. Love your LO!! How cool that you were able to stamp that design into the letters! Thank you for a shot at winning....I'd love to have these!

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  16. Super layout Mimi! Love how you used a monogram!

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  17. Great project!

    Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  18. The page is so pretty. I liekt the colors.

    Thans for having this chance to win the prize

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  19. Awesome LO! I have not used the chip art tool yet. I am looking forward to giving it a try!

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  20. Gorgeous letters! Love how you altered the letter w/ metallic paint. Sooo pretty!

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  21. great layout and i love those letters

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  22. I love what you did with the letter D! That is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Fun layout! Thanks for the chance!

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  24. SuperCute LO!love how versatile those chipboard letters are!

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  25. That is the fanciest letter I've ever seen! Great inspiration! Thanks so much!

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  26. could really use these...thanks for the chance...xxx

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  27. Beautiful layout! I have never heard of the Chip Art Collection tools, so cool. Love that "D", have never seen such an amazing chip board letter.Thanks for the chance. :)

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  28. Beautiful layout! It has been fun to see what each designer has come up with based on the inspiration pictures. I love what you did with the chip board letter.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  29. I love that blue metallic paint you put on the letter chipboard. I will have to try that!!

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  30. What an awsome layout and I love the detail on the chip Art letter......now I can't wait for mine to arrive :-) Just need to get some of the alphabets now....

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  31. Awesome layout - thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  32. What a great tribute to your husband! Oh, and thanks for the chance to win those chipboard letters - they look awesome!

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  33. What a PRETTY neat LO! I'm lovin that chipart tool more!!!! aaaaah want to get one!!!

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  34. I love that you are showing more and more ideas with the Chip Art tool! I am always amazed at what you come up with!!

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  35. I love the Melody Ross collections. What a great idea for Father's Day. I have several alpha dies. Winning the chipboard alphas would be great!

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  36. Fantastic!!
    I love those letters!!
    Great project!!!

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  37. A fab Dad LO! Love what you did with the letters!

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  38. love how you added the large D diecut! ♥

    sherry h.

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  39. love the polka dot look ont the chipboard.

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  40. Nice chipbaord letters. Great layout. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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  41. Your layout is beautiful, and what a great photo!

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  42. Hope I'm not too late. Just seen this post. I don't have these letters. But I do have some of the Melody Ross tools........absolutely love them. Love your layout.

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  43. Love what you did with the chipart tool - that D easily stands on its own as a piece of art!

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  44. Love the layout... Fun giveaway. :)

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