Saturday, February 05, 2011
Talk about a challenge! This one kicks of February with sweets in mind. We were challenged to "frost" our layout. Oddly, I took this a completely different way than the suggested frosting. CCG suggested using rubber stamping or rub on's as frosting to our layouts. I do that a lot anyway so I took one of my Tattered Angels Masks and used it as a resist. I smeared simple gesso over it allowing my chocolate brown paper to peak thru. FROSTING! Then the petite fours also inspired me, so after rummaging around the stash I pulled papers from Basic Grey's Porcelain/Chintz & Arabella, Two Scoops/ Swirl & Dreamsicle and made a large mat. I even machine stitched around each square and then machine stitched around the entire "whole" square. I was so proud of that!! The sewing machine didn't even EAT my layout. That alone made me do a happy dance! After that I began layering and I mean LAYERING!
I ran ribbon across the page, another element inspired by the challenge. Those little petite fours had cute little frosting ribbon piped on.
I also used a sketch from PageMaps to jump from... with MANY liberties. But the concept is still there.
I had loads of fun working on this layout. I don't normally have this many layers going on. I'm even glad I mis-read the initial challenges with-in the challenge.
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