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Give a Cheer
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Give a Cheer

This was such a fun page to make! I was inspired by a tutorial I found over the weekend by Missy Whidden and I scraplifted the idea. Here is the link to her LO on here:

and you can search the tutorial on YouTube by looking up Bella Blvd's Illustrated Faith paints.

I loved how she painted over a printed paper and then cut layered flowers on her die cut machine. I also loved how she did the bg so I decided to try it myself. I don't have those paints *gasp*, but I did have mists. As for the topic, I had been inspired by this photo and the Feb National ____ Day challenge to scrap Hoodie Hoo Day (yes, that IS a day). The day has to do with going outside at noon on the day and yelling 'HOODIE HOO' at the weather, meaning 'That's enough' or something. I live in So Cal so needless to say our winters are mild. But I happened to be out one night with my DD and it had started to rain. I put her hood up and then I put mine up and she thought that was hilarious. So of course we had to take a selfie. After I took it I thought 'HOODIE'!!! So that was my take on National Hoodie Hoo Day (seriously... look it up... it does exist!) LOL!

I busted out an old paper line I received at my last Expo.... when I was still pregnant with my DD. I gesso'd randomly over the 'XO' piece and then misted like mad. (Next time I won't gesso if I mist because the gesso prevented the mist from absorbing in the paper and i had to mist several times to get that lovely color mix. Lesson learned!) After letting it dry (a while), I used my Cricut and Gypsy to cut a bunch of layered flowers from the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge. Then I stamped some flowers around the bg and fussy cut those roses from the paper line and then layered the flowers over. I also loved how Missy stitched her largest flowers so I did that as well. The title was tough because, of course there isn't a 'Hoodie' word in all my Thickers *double gasp*! SO I made one! Then I stamped the 'stitching' on the edges, inked, splattered, dotted and journaled. Came together fast and I am so loving it!

For the March Challenges: Cricut, Scraplift Your Faves, Not to be Squared, Girls Only, Hoarders and Use Your Stamps. TFL!