27 February 2015

Sassy Scrapper ~ February 2015 Moodboard Challenge

WOW, two layouts in two days!!  I'm on a roll again, LOL!  I needed a bit of time to think about how to interpret the Sassy Scrapper February 2015 Moodboard.  It's got pinky-romantic sorts of colours to it, but with lashings of gold and black, flowers, fringes, cake, shoes, straws - it had it all!
Initially I was going to focus on the 'XO' component, then I was going to work on the gold shoes, but none of it felt right.  Against my better judgement, I went with pink, with flowers, although there is also quite a bit of gold involved as well.
Starting with a piece of pink '{note}worthy Addie Brocade Dot' patterned paper from Making Memories, I stamped the flourish from the 'Everything Eleanor' Stampin' Up! stamp set, using 'Blushing Bride' ink also from Stampin' Up!.  This was stamped randomly over my patterned paper.

Using my tombow glue, I highlighted certain parts of each flourish, and then left the glue to 'go off'.  Once the glue was virtually set (although still tacky), I used some Birch Craft 'Magic Foil for Hot Stamping Pen' in gold (I've had this for positively eons and have never known how to use it without a hot stamping pen) and rubbed it over each of the glue sections.  This had the effect of transferring the gold film to the glue, giving the flourishes a lovely look.

There was then some basic layering of some elements, including gold tags that had cardboard stickers on them, inked up doilies and half doilies with (pre-made) paper flowers stuck to the middle.

Then my final feature was the title "love".  I had stamped a full pad-worth of Versamark Ink onto some white tissue paper.  I covered it with Tinby Designs 'Metallic Melts' in Copper and heat-set it with my heat gun, just like you would with embossing powder.  Once I had the coverage I wanted, I let it cool and then pressed it flat (under my craft mat) until I was ready to use it.

I cut out a stencil of the word 'love' using my Cricut (and SCAL), traced it out onto the piece of tissue paper with Metallic Melts using a Copic Multiliner, and then fussy-cut out the word.  I ran it through a Xyron sticker maker to give it even adhesive coverage and stuck it to my page.  I'm not entirely happy with my placement of this element, but it's stuck down there now, and isn't about to budge any time soon!!

This was a real challenge for me to use pink, but overall I'm really happy with the result.


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful page ,loving that gold..thanks for joining us at sassy scrapper..xx


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