Saturday, February 05, 2011

178 Sweet Cheeks

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!

The Basic Grey had a sticker sheet so I used elements from it.  And to FROST my page even more.. I used Stickles to enhance the flowers, I also used my dimensional pearls to add more depth.
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 took Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels #17 and cut it in half.  I added another BG rub on to it and doodled on some green ink that I watered down with my water pen.  I stitched on a small doily and added some sparkle on top of that.  I had the good fortune to have enough Thickers to spell "Sweet Cheeks" to describe my youngest chubby little cheeks.

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.


Paula said...

Love that title!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

What a great layout...your subject is so adorable and the photos you have chosen look perfect with this layout. Awesome!

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