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Thursday, July 12, 2012

"Brave" Scrapbook Layout

Created this scrapbook layout using a wonderful piece of artwork my daughter created for me of the Disney Pixar movie "Brave" characters Merida (the girl) & Angus (the horse). We enjoyed the movie last wk.

Used DCWV Once Upon A Time Stack that had the colors of a tapestry. If you have not seen the movie I'll not give away the story line but the tapestry plays an important part in the movie. Printed the artwork on Kodk Ulta Premium Photo Paper. Matted the artwork on 2 layers of cardstock. Used 3 different Cricut cartridges for the embellishing.
Used Stand & Salute for the "Brave" word cut from "Home of the Brave." Used Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge for the Sun. 
Added glitter to the center of the Sun. The Sun is an important part of the movie also. Used Paper Doll Dress Up for the Bow & Arrow from the Indian Boy. The bow & arrow represent my sport part of  challenge I'm entering this in since archery is a sport. The bow & arrow are important in the movie. Used liquid Pearls White Opal on the arrow.

Photographed with a Giddyup Stick Pony that was a present from me to my daughter when she was younger & she has kept.

Closeup of Sun with glitter:

artwork: "Brave" sketched & painted by my daughter
Cricut cartridges:
Life is a Beach 3" Sun
Paper Doll dress UP 5 1/2" Bow & Arrow IndianBoy Accessories
Stand & Salute 2" Brave cut from Home of the Brave
liquid Pearls: White Opal - on arrow
12" x 12" Base DCWV Once Upon A Time Stack
6 1/2" x 5" artwork printed on Kodak Ulta Premium Photo Paper
6 3/4" x 5 1/4" DCWV Summer cardstock stack - tan
7" x 5 1/2" core'dinations Tigers Eye cardstock
black & white core'dintions cardstock - "Brave" title
2 shades of brown core'dinations cardstock - bow & arrow 
2 shades of yellow core'dinations cardstock - sun

Entering this into the following challenges: 

Bitten by the Bug 2 Here Comes the Sun 7/2-15
Blog Quick Quotes Fri Ch17 Use punch or die cut unlim 7/6-25
Craft-Room Ch Sports lim3 1st my sport is Archery 7/10-22
Crafty Creations Ch178 Free for All lim2 2nd 7/11-17
Cricut Chirp July Ch A Smiling Sparkling Sun sun, glitter(or stickles), something w/ smile my sun has glitter on center & Merida (girl) is the one with the smile 6/27-7/15
Getting Cricky Simply Sun Ch Summer Celebrations unlim celebrating my daughter's artwork after we saw the movie Brave this Summer 7/1-8/4
Jaihart Sundays are Lovely #11 7/1 

Milk Coffee Ch Sports lim3 1st my sport is archery 7/5-18
Papercraft Star Ch103 Hot Hot Hot Incl a Sun 7/11-15
Party Time Tues PTT76 Let's Get Punchy unlim 7/10-17
Pennys Ch Anything Goes unlim 7/11-16 

Stampin Sisters In Christ Plan Ch at least: 1 circle or oval,2 diff papers,1 emb unlim 7/8-14


  1. Lovely Layout, I love that DCWV paper and it's perfect with the fab picture your daughter made...Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

  2. Very nice. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

  3. Great LO, your daughter is a wonderful artist. Thanks for sharing it with us at BBTB2.

  4. This is such an amazing piece of artwork!!! I love your daughter's depiction of princess Merida. My husband plays the bagpipes and actually played for an early screening of the movie. So, we all got in for free to see it before it was release. It was so much fun! Thank you so much for submitting this to the challenge at

  5. Oh this is FABULOUS! I just loved "Brave". What a wondeful layout. thanks for sharing with BBTB2. xxD

  6. Cute card Melissa, your glittered sun is awesome! thanks for joining us this week at the Papercraft Star for the "Include a Sun" challenge.

  7. love that glittery sun, what a fun project, thanks for joining us at the BBTB2 Challenge, hugs

  8. Pretty layout using your daughter's wonderful artwork! Love the sparkly sun! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!

  9. Fabulous creation,
    beautiful picture.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Sports Challenge, good luck;-))m

  10. I have not seen Brave but have heard wonderful things about it. Wonderful artwork!

  11. Pretty layout and love the glittery sun.Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

  12. Great layout. Love the sparkly sun. Your daughter does beautiful artwork. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  13. This is lovely! gorgeous artwork and wonderful layout : ) Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at BBTB2!


  14. This is a beautiful layout! I love your daughters art work, she is very talented. Your sun fits so well with her art work, love how you did your sun as well. The glitter is fabulous. I love all the other elements on this layout as well. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  15. lovely layout and great artwork by your daughter. thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)

  16. What a lovely idea to make a layout of your daughters gorgeous art work. She is so talented! The DCWV Happily Ever after paper is perfect with this and love the sun. thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2.

  17. WE started archery this year and it's a great family sport, thanks for sharing your colourful creation with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  18. Great layout...perfect paper and embellishments with that image. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room. Suzanne :)

  19. Your daughter is so talented. So glad you joined us for our latest Quick Quotes challenge!

  20. Another cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at SSIC!

  21. What fantastic artwork! A great layout, I really like the do you used as well. Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Challenge and good luck.
    Maria x

  22. What fantastic artwork! A great layout, I really like the do you used as well. Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Challenge and good luck.
    Maria x

  23. How very lovely ... great art work and an adorable sun ... thanks for playing at Papercraft Star!

  24. This is ever so fun! What a great idea to cut out the "Brave"! Way to stretch your stash! And I LOVE that glittery sun to pieces! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

  25. Love how you made the sun glitter. Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty. Hope you come back every week!

  26. Such a creative layout, just love it. Thanks so much for playing at MILKCOFFEE this time:)

  27. WOW - Melissa, really, your daughter is extremely talented (like mom)! This is just beautiful! :)

  28. What a fun layout. Your daughter did an amazing job. My kids and I enjoyed the movie as well. Thanks for joining us in the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge. Good Luck! :)

    Getting Cricky Design Team Member