Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Donna Reed Dreams

Everybody Loves Raymond reality...

~ELR detail~
The current Pink Ninjas challenge:

Prompt - Dream a little dream.
Technique - NO patterned paper
Pink Twist - Buttons

OK, so you obviously get the prompt aspect...

I fudged just a leeeetle bit on the technique.  While my background definitely does not contain patterned paper, I cut the ballerina girl out of patterned does that count?  Hmmm..

And I didn't include any pink buttons.  I was going to...I felt compelled to but something stopped me. 

~vacuum detail~

The base of the layout is a piece of cardboard that I painted erratically with white.  Then I dipped buttons in lime, turquoise, and yellow paint and decorated the base.  I laid it on thick on purpose because then I heated up the paint so it bubbled.  I LOVE that!   The buttons I used are decorating the house. 

I filled my perfect house with some Donna Reed dreams...modern day Donna Reed, of course.  All natural, organic, no-high-fructose-corn-syrup, low sodium diet.  Rockin body.  Organized, clean scraproom.  Beautiful garden and outdoor environment.  $$$$$. 

Yeah.  Not exactly my current reality.  I'm working on it, though...

(Look!  I sneaked in one of my current loves of my life onto the Shark steam mop.  Luh-huh-huv it!)

Hop on over to the Pink Ninjas blog to check out what AMAZING AWESOMENESS the rest of the Ninjas made for your inspiration.  Trust me!  These are some of the most amazingly talented chickies evah!

- Heidi

Details:  Making Memories paint; Maya & Glimmer Mists; American Craft & Making Memories alpha stickers, DCWV paper; Target silver trim; unknown tape, buttons, sequin and pearl trims; misc. magazine & advertisement images.


Jocelyn said...

Oh how awesome is this!!!! Beyond awesome..I love how you bubbled the paint and the little stinking cute!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Heidi is a fudger!! LOL!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!!!! I wanna be Donna Reed too!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee all the paint circles! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tessa Buys said...

I LOVE that paint technique! So cool. Fantastic page, Heidi!

Diana Fisher said...

This is really cool! I love how organic it is! Like a really big ATC! :)

Christina said...

THis is so beautiful. i love all the painting and the mop... Omg LOVE!!!! lol =D

Antonia Krajicek said...

This is SO COOL! I love everything you have going on! It's busy, but it all works perfectly together! :)

Emily said...

Love it!!! I esp love that you went against the rules!!! Hehe....... the circles are WAY too cool!!! Loves!!


lauren said...

HA! i loooooooooOOoooOOoooove everything about this! WOW! (& no, i don't think that counts as fudging b/c in a sheet, it's patterned paper...but if you cut out one element it is now AN ACCENT. so THERE!!!) :) :) :)