It's a boy's life, well at least in my house - and here's how I find my sanity. Join the adventure!
Scrapbooking with flowers, ribbons and all things beautiful -- with BOYS!
If you're like me, a Mother to Boys and a little more then addicted to scrapbooking - the paper, ribbons, flowers, buttons, glitter, you might be wondering how to incorporate all those finds into the perfect layout! I'm here to help! At least, I'll try. I've been scrapbooking for about 8 years and have only recently decided I was done with holding back on all the beautiful embellishments and am going to start using them. Hope you enjoy my journey!
Monday, March 14, 2011
My Lil Cuppy Cake....another Webster's Pages Challenge
Webster's Pages has just caught my eye this month!
Another wonderful challenge and the most beautiful lines! They have some of the most beautiful new collections and of course, some great ones from this past season. The collection I'm using here is Sweet Seasons, and what could be better to highlight My Lil Cuppy Cake Wyatt here. I could just eat his sweet little cheeks!
Have you ever used gold leafing? This is the first time I've tried it and I just LOVE how it came out! I picked up this new little crafting tip over at Brave Girls Club, along with mod podge, paint and so much more. Here's how I did it. I used a fine tip paint brush, mod podge and the gold leafing. I put a very thin line of mod podge, laid down the gold leafing and then brushed away the excess using another paint brush -- I use rough strokes to get rid of any extra.
Now my butterfly here is my favorite part of the page. I took one of the Webster's sticker outlines, and laid it down on the paper here. I cut out the butterfly and then took a small strip of paper.
I wound the paper tight around my paintbrush so that it would hold its shape. This paper was perfect because it made an amazing spring like coil. I adhered the strip to the butterfly and voila - it's floating above the flowers on my page. You'll see I also added some gold leafing to the small string of pearls I place on my butterfly.
Wondering how I made these delicious confetti cupcakes? I used the leftovers from the punch I used to make the curtain at the top. I then took some of my Beacon's glue and swirled it on the cut out cupcakes, and sprinkled on the goodness!
And of course, there's my Sweet Lil Cuppy Cake sign...you might recognize the design - it's Webster's again! This is one of the new Digi designs, Country Estate, and I changed the color and added the font, added a touch of gold and I think it worked out perfect!
Close up of the cutting -- recently discovered the glass cutting board -- LOVE IT!!!!
Hope you enjoyed it! Come on over and see what the other folks have created! There are some truly amazing artists!