Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cookin Up Creations Challenge 4

I want to remind everyone about the giveaway.... just click on the picture on the sidebar and enter... you have until the end of the month... 

On with the layout that I made for the Cookin Up Creations Crop Chef competition...First here is my background that I made.... (just a side note... the papers and many of the embellishments are from the Feb. Kit over at Artful Delight... April's kit is really great too so check it out...)
Here is what I did...I painted it with gold paint when that dried I painted it with crackle medium and when that dried I painted it with white paint. I then put strips of masking tape on.... I used gold perfect pearls with a little water and painted the shimmer over the masking tape... I took 2 pieces of pattern paper stuck it to the paper w/ claudine hellmucht studio multi-medium when that dried I sprayed the back of the pp with water and started rubbing it away leaving a transfer of the pp.

My finished product...

A doily- Gold and found at a flea market
Hand cut lettering- hand drew and cut the word "those"
Black and white photo- My daughter when she was 2 months old

Special ingredient:
Masking or painters tape- used in making the background

Journal around the edge of the photo- Says "You have such beautiful eyes... it's not just Pappa and I that think it... we are stopped by people all the time that just have to tell how beautiful your eyes are..."

And finally, for a BONUS:
Make a mixed font title- Used October Afternoon Alphas, handcut and thickers (that I painted gold)...


  1. Nic, I think your work is STUNNING!! Wow!! I can't get over how much work you put into your pages but you make it seem so effortless.

  2. Nic, this is absolutely wonderful! I don't think I have the patience to pull off a BG like that, but yours is just awe inspiring! :D

  3. Absolutely beautiful!! So glad you liked your Feb and April kit. :-)

  4. Lovely creation, thanks for sharing!

    Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

  5. Pure magic!! Love that background... wow..


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