Friday, March 15, 2013

Corned Beef and Cabbage

 Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Corned beef and cabbage, any one?  That is the recipe for the month at The Paper Mixing Bowl.

Here's what I did.  I used the Main Ingredients: Corned Beef, Green Cabbage and Pint o' Guinness as color inspiration.  For my Utensils I used Wee photos, stayed predominately green, placed a heart charm, and used the peony mask from Prima with modeling paste and green acrylic paint. I also stamped the background and the flowers with embossing ink and used gold metallic embossing powder.   For Lace, I laced plain brown ribbon through my punched paper because I thought the punched paper looked lacy enough.

How about the journaling? Well, I used the words "lucky" and "family."  I feel very lucky when I think about my family, however, I don't tend to write very much about them when I know that I will be posting on my blog.  I know that I would embarrass myself, kids or husband.

The flowers are from the Tim Holtz Sizzix die, Tattered Flowers.  Which there is a contest on over at his blog, and it is open until March 22nd.  I made my flowers with stamped and embossed paper, green mesh fabric, and muslin fabric that I used fabric stiffener on, followed by gold Glimmer Mist.

Challenge #61 at Punky Scraps

I'm a few days late posting this, so I must apologize.  Our inspiration for March was this picture:
with the directions:  It's nearly spring time, my favourite time of year.  It's fresh, it's bright, it's colourful and it's my birthday.

That means your inspiration for this months challenge is this bright, fresh, colourful party photo!

Here is what I came up with:
I call it, "Time for Spring."  Really.  I would love to be sitting outside for my morning coffee but everything is still covered in snow.  I found the photo online and "borrowed" it.  And those dots?  They're chipboard, each one individually stuck down on that patterned paper.