Thursday, April 14, 2011

Caught in a Bad Romance {CP4U #61}

Challenge #61 went live today at Creative Prompts for You. Such a lovely prompt, provided by Kaori Fujimoto:


I usually start with a photo and story, but this time I knew right away I wanted to mimic those bowls and use the pretty red, white, and pink color scheme.  So I went in search of a photo that would go with these colors. An unexpected photo landed in my hand, and I went with it. Here's what I made:


It's going into my book of silly family photos. Obviously. That's my husband and my mom's husband blowing each other a kiss! Never a dull moment at our family gatherings, I tell you!

So, I set about trying to recreate those bowls with paper. Not an easy task. I misted punched circles with water and molded them into bowl shapes. They didn't quite look like those shiny bowls, so I painted them with Crystal Effects, which gave them a nice glossy finish. Here's a close-up. I didn't have the brads at first, but when I lined them up, I felt like they needed a little something-something. The lace was inspired by the tablecloth in the inspiration piece. I used lots of old papers from my stash, including 7 Gypsies, Wild Asparagus, Anna Griffin, and some others that I'm not sure who made.


The next picture shows how glossy the circles look. I got a Slice for Christmas, and I finally tried it out. I still need to get the hang of it, but I used it for the green leaves. The label is by K&Co, and the rub-on letters are by Headline. Love those things. They come in a bunch of different sizes, from quarter-inch to an inch tall, and they are just perfect for adding to labels and small spots. You can find them in the fine art section of AC Moore.


The stone wall in the inspiration photo made me think of the old faux stone texture papers I bought eons ago. Never purged them from my stash. The red print is old Wild Asparagus paper, and of course the butterfly is Jenni Bowlin. The pink artisan label is My Mind's Eye, and I thought the 7 Gypsies "You are so beautiful" sticker would be hilarious on this page.


That stamped frame is by Glitz Designs, coated with red embossing powder. Right before I photographed my layout, I felt something was missing, and I added the Heidi Swapp chipboard hearts.


Loved how the other design team members interpreted this prompt. Head over and take a peek, and play along with us. Besides having a great time with this challenge, you could win a prize from our sponsor!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my layout!


7 comments:

Lynn said...

i love love love it. the colors are awesome!

Tanya Tahir said...

wow Debbi, I love your layout! I especially love the circles and brads - gorgeous! :)

Bente Fagerberg said...

You really knocked my socks off here Debbi! Love how those smallcircle-flowers mimic the shape of the bowls. And with the brads they make exquisite flowers!
The whole layout is just gorgeous. Your husband seems like someone very nice to be with!! That's what it's supposed to be like in families, having a lot of fun!! Have a great week end!

scrapbookertink said...

Debbi, this is just lovely, I love how you take a challenge and then add all the elements to match such as the little bowls, toooo clever! I dont think I dare check out that challenge already spend far too much time on CCG and blog hopping LOL. Have good weekend x

BabyBokChoy said...

I'm laughing SO SO hard at that brilliant photo and EVEN BETTER TITLE, I mean seriously, obviously, never a dull moment at the family gathering for you, so so so so so funny!!! brilliant as usual!!! I just enjoy your style so so so much!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

This is so beautiful. AWESOME WORK! Well done. Love your details and the awesome pics.You are doing SO well ...KEEP going!

Audrey Pettit said...

Totally adorable, Debbi! I just love, love how much detail you manage to add to your small 8x8 layout style. Your interpretation of the cups is fabulous. Great use of the colors, too, and of course that photo really makes me smile. :)

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