Saturday, September 1, 2012

Play. Always. - The Paper Mixing Bowl September 2012 Recipe Challenge

I can't believe it is September already! The summer really flew by this year...I am NOT ready for it to be Autumn yet! *sigh* Oh well, a new month means a new challenge over at The Paper Mixing Bowl - and this month the theme was fun and games - with a Recipe Challenge of "Buttery Popcorn". Here is my layout and this month's recipe card!
The layout features my gorgeous little boy (of course) and I have used My Mind's Eye "Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing" papers. The main ingredient for the recipe was yellow - not my favourite colour, but I am happy with how it works on this layout. I used the yellow hexagon patterned paper as the photo mat and fussy cut the hexagons from one sheet of the MME paper as my repetitive shapes element. For my journalling, I simply used a 3D MME sticker and journalled about my son's favourite game - soccer. He loves it so much, he even wants to play it in the rain (as in these photos).

I also used some gesso and molding paste on this layout - I love the look of these but haven't experimented too much with them yet. For this layout, I simply swiped some gesso on the base page and then used a Chicken Wire mask and some light molding paste. Once the molding paste had dried, I brushed it with some Perfect Pearls in Blue Patina to make it stand out. I love how the masking turned out - and that it plays along with the recipe and is part of my repetitive shapes for this layout!
For my title, I played off the scrabble letter that was already on the MME paper and printed some digi scrabble letters from The title also accounts for the game pieces element of the recipe. I chose the title "Play. Always" because my son loves to play - and I hope he always remembers to play and have fun - it is all too often that we forget that! I printed the scrabble letters on white cardstock, cut them out and adhered them to some chipboard using Mod Podge. I then trimmed them down and inked the edges with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.
That's it for now! I hope you'll play along with the September 2012 Recipe Challenge at The Paper Mixing Bowl!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. 
Materials Used:
Patterened Paper: My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing - Kraft Unique, Be the Best, and Honey Blue; My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart - Layered Stickers; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso (white); Crafter's Workshop Temlate - Chicken Wire; Golden Light Molding Paste; Ranger Perfect Pearls - Blue Patina; Digi Scrabble Letters -; Mod Podge (matte); Distress Ink -  Vintage Photo; 3D Foam Adhesive; Memory Tape Runner XL


Kelly Codd Greatrex said...

Love it, love it LOVE IT!! Awesome LO Sarah!!! One of my faves!

Lisa said...

This is beautiful Sarah!!!! Love it.

Caroli said...

I loved this recipe, and your layout is so gorgeous Sarah!
love the hexagons and all the distressing and inking work you did on this, really lovely <3

Cathi ONeill said...

Loving all the textures and layers here. Great layout!

Andrea Slee said...

Awesome design and techniques!Love the titlework too!

Violent Kittie said...

Your LO is fantastic. I love your chicken wire and hexagons. Please tell me those are craft tiles and not real scrabble tiles.