Friday, March 31, 2017

As part of our design team requirements at Doodlebug we are challenged to produce work with certain themes in mind. Today's particular challenge was to take a layout that was designed by a previous DT designer and put our own stamp on it. We also had to use a particular Doodlebug colour and I was given the gorgeous 'Cupcake'. How could I refuse, pink is my favourite colour. I chose this sweet layout from the incredibly talented Tonya Prawitt whose work you will continually see in the Doodlebug product catalogue... yes, she's amazing!

'You are my Sunshing' layout by designer Tonya Prawitt
I loved the way she incorporated a twine rainbow into the background of her layout and seeing as I've been on a bit of a 'stitch-fest' lately I thought it was a great place to start.

I'm really enjoying the crazy style of stitching because it doesn't matter if I'm neat or not as it's great for hiding little imperfections. I know my color for this challenge was pink but you can't have an all pink rainbow. However, I did keep the colors soft as I really wanted the rainbow to remain as a background feature.

I continued with inspiration from Tonya's layout using the cloud design as a frame for my second photograph and I also added an italic heading.

I even managed to sneak a few flowers into the layout to really use the most of Tonya's original design. The pink papers and embellishments are from the two gorgeous new collections 'Kitten Smitten' and 'Fun In The Sun'.

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  1. This is gorgeous! The stitching is exquisite! How long did it take you to do!

  2. Thank you so much Liz. The stitching took longer than I'd imagined but it was worth it in the end.