Saturday, July 31, 2010

Yellow Watermelon??!!

I have been saving these pictures of my girls eating yellow watermelon just waiting for the right die to come along to embellish the page. And of course, I found the perfect shape from the Cottage Cutz July #2 Release. This Watermelon die is really a must have for any Summer page or other project. I love it because not only it is super cute, but this die comes with three different shapes for you to use all on one die!! You can't beat that!!

Naturally, since my page showcases pictures of my girls seeing and eating their first yellow watermelon, I wanted to coordinate my watermelon embellishments to match. I would never have been able to find watermelon stickers that were yellow!! Instead of using colored cadrstock, I pulled out my Copic markers to color the green and yellow parts of the watermelons. This way, I would be able to achieve more of a mottled look similar to the imperfections you would see in real watermelons. (Plus it is just so fun to color the pieces of the Cottage Cutz shapes with my markers).

You will also notice that I used the Cottage Cutz Rick Rack Edger die on my layout. This die is a life saver!! Never more do I have to go without the look I want because I don't have Rick Rack in the right color (and let's face it, I NEVER seem to have the right color!!). In order to get the longer length for the horizontal piece, I used my WfiW tip I posted previously about how to get longer lengths from the 7" Cottage Cutz Edger dies. If you missed that tip or you want a refresher, just click here to review the edger technique.

Thanks for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow to see another fabulous creation from the uber talented Nikki! I am sure she has something wonderful in store for us!!


Beckie Williams said...

So cute! And yes you never would have found yellow watermelon embellishments!

Vicki said...

What a bright cheery page. That's my favorite things about dies, you can make them any color you want. You are not restricted. What a fun page! Thanks for sharing.

Nikki Foraker said...

What a minute!!!!!! I have NEVER EVER heard of yellow watermelon!!! WOW that is so weird/cool! does it taste like regular watermelon?? I am so intrigued! LOL

LOVE LOVE LOVE your page!!! And those pics are adorable!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

CreatedbyKay said...

Never heard of yellow watermelon before, pretty weird and of course that needed to be scrapped. Love how bright and cheery your LO is!
Love my rick rack die too - such a necessity!

Janice W. said...

I have seen yellow watermelon, but have never tasted it. You did an awesome job scrapbooking it! Love it!

Shar said...

Wow, this is so cool! I've never seen or even heard of yellow watermelon before and your page is fabulous!!!