It's reveal day at the Paper Mixing Bowl. What a great sketch and recipe card this month!
The theme for February is "Red Velvet Cake," with with oodles of gooey frosting, spills, and stains. I had a great time playing with the sketch. I knew as soon as I saw it exactly how I wanted my project to turn out. I'm so excited to show you my February "Valentine" even though the photos of my older daughter are from last Christmas.
Utensils I used :
*Layers - I think there are twelve layers in this project, counting the layer of paint from the Martha Stewart doily silk screen and the title font letters.
*Frosting - I used a gloss gel medium to get enough sticky for those glass beads to want to stay on my page. I kind of globbed and smeared it like frosting along the top to look like drips.
*Pairs - Two pairs of photos:one pair looks left, one pair looks right. Two pairs of small roses in each cluster. One pair of white tulle in each flower cluster. A pair of spilled beads, one spill on the top, one on the bottom. A pair of doilies. A pair of glitter heart brads.
*Postage Items - I used a Post Card stamp. It's stamped in brown and embossed in clear.
*Spills - I misted my photo mat paper really heavily and then stood it on end so that it would run down the paper and look like a spill. I spilled mist onto my craft mat and used it to wet my paper so that I could crinkle it up and then dry it out flat to create all those beautiful creases. I spilled the glass beads all into the gloss gel. And I tried hard to create a look of spilled frosting along the top margin of the paper.
*Hearts and Flowers - Large and small roses, metal and glitter heart brads.
*Multi-Photo - My muse is my beautiful older daughter, being herself, last Christmas.
I went with the journaling prompts of "love letter" and "poem." The mat and post card papers are word prints. And the poem -- well, it's kind of a subjective interpretation, but I kept hearing the theme song from Lady In Red with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts...anybody remember that film? It inspired my title and that swinging red dress charm.
You're invited to come play with us at The Paper Mixing Bowl -
To see the other DT projects and this month's recipe card, check out the Paper Mixing Bowl blog. Come try your hand at the recipe card and see what kind of pretty you can create for your own album! Submit it and you could win a spot as a Guest Designer!