30 March 2015

Pixels & Paper ~ March Challenge

Uptown Girl

I'm a bit late getting this one in, but I'm thrilled to enter my layout in the Pixels and Paper March Challenge!  Here is the inspiration photo for this month:
 There were so many possibilities with this photo, from the obvious 'Ruby Slippers' and the colour red in general, to travel with the suitcase...  I had in my mind a background for my layout even before I had decided upon a photo. 
 I had unearthed some hot stamp pen foils in my stash a while ago and had been figuring out ways to use it without the hot stamp pen.  The best way I have found of using it was with some hot set powder and Versamark on stamped images.  So, I grabbed the awesome, detailed shoe stamp from the 'Fabulous You' stamp set by Stampin' Up!.  I stamped it on the smooth side of some black Bazzill cardstock and applied the hot set powder, setting it with my heat gun.  After it was done, I used the wonderful red foil and pressed it onto embossed the image and the foil transferred straight over.  I then re-set each image with the heat gun so that it wouldn't come off ~ so shiny!


Once this was done, I knew the photo I wanted to use.  My daughter's first dancing concert was in 2010, and her tap song was 'Uptown Girl' by Billy Joel.  Her cute little outfit was red with a disco sequin bodice - perfect for this layout!  I sanded round the edges to give a matted look so the photo would stand out from the background.  I used some shimmer paper in red and off-white and cut strips for mini banners under the photo.  I also made the heading with these shimmer papers, using Memory Keepers rub-ons to create the title.

The black Bazzill card was stuck down on a piece of the red shimmer paper, and stitched randomly around the edges with DMC Metallic thread in red.  I have then added some Annabelle Stamps Sprinkles in 'Chilli' and 'Black', and there you have it!

Thanks to Pixels and Paper Challenge Blog for such a wonderful monthly inspiration photo!

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  1. Pretty page...love the red..................thanks for joining us this month at Pixels and Paper

  2. What a fabulous technique, and the perfect stamp too!

  3. How very clever and effective Deb. This works brilliantly. Thank you for sharing with us on Pixels and Paper.

  4. Fabulous page. I love how you have created the shoes... thanks fpr sharing the technique. These look so effective on the black background. A beautiful memory page and I hope your daughter still loves to dance. Thank you for playing at Pixels and Paper. Cheers, Di


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