Saturday, 7 May 2011

Food Splatter!

Hello everyone, and happy National Scrapbooking Day!

I've actually managed to do some scrapbooking today, and might try and squeeze in a bit more later when little miss has gone to bed!

This morning I finished off this 'food splatter' layout, using some pics from 2008 when my daughter was 6 months old. I've had these photos printed and waiting to be scrapped for simply ages, and was prompted to finally get them onto a layout when I saw that The Paper Variety Challenge this week was 'let's get messy!' A perfect theme for these pics (click photo to see the page larger):


I had fun splattering thick orange paint onto the pink textured cardstock I used for the base, though it was less fun when I realised I'd also slightly splattered my cream carpet! Don't tell my husband (he'll never notice the little tangerine speckles if I don't point them out!) The paint looks really similar to the orange goo that my daughter had all over her face, I wish I could remember what flavour the food was, probably sweet potato!


I used one of my little girl's stamps to create the little dots of paint on the turquoise cardstock, and edged them onto the photos a bit to really show the mess factor. I also ink-stamped a couple of circles just under the turquoise cardstock, to mirror the ring pattern on her chair.


I also painted this wooden circle yellow, and then drew a circle of red pen on top, also to mirror the rings on her chair. For a final messy touch I scattered a few blue glitter dots around the top left and bottom right corners of the page - I usually only use gems or dots in a very neat line or pattern and I found it quite hard to make them look less organised!

It feels good to get those photos scrapped!

Hope you're having a great day, and managing to get some creating done, wherever you are! xx

8 comments:

Sian said...

Gorgeous painty layout? But do you know what really made me smile? How much she looks like you in these photos!

Tracy said...

I love your layout and the expression on your daughters face is so cute!

Sarah said...

Really love this page, the effect of the orange paint splatters is fab!

jennifer said...

I hope Sian's not saying she's seen me with orange goo all over my face, I always try to be clean for my blogger photos! x

Rachel B said...

Great page Jen, I like the paint effect :)

S said...

Completely cute - the subject and the layout!

XXOO AMY said...

love the orange paint, great idea! thanks for sharing it with us at TPV!

mindy gallagher said...

haha! so cute & such a great idea!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at TPV!!

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