15 Jan 2010

What a cracker!

For the Mission Create challenge blog I have completed 0008. The check list was: * Stitching * Rub on's * Curved Title * Paint * Red, Turquoise & White I thought immeadiately of this pic from Christmas day as Tamara is wearing red and I have a turquoise bow in my hair. The white came from this overlay: Also from this rick rack boarder:
The curved title was backed with a sweep of paint. I love using paint on my layouts as it is so versatille. I even painted the title letters and coated them in glitter.
The 'smile' and journalling block are rub ons. I wrote about our crackers as it is a Jones family tradition that we get really classy crackers and all look forward to the little gifts inside.
So I have been giving you little teasers, but here is the finished layout:-
I really love it! I tried to make it mirror a cracker being pulled. The sequins and buttons represent all of the goodies inside! The only concept which caused problems was the stitching as I am having a few technical difficulties with my sewing machine, so I drew the stitching on - is that cheating? Or do I get extra credit for being resourceful??! I noticed Frances who set the challenge is a teacher like me - the two seem to go well together. I bet she loves doing displays too its like a life size scrapbook page!
Keep coming with the challenges as it pushes me to try a little harder and use up some of my "special" stash! x


  1. I love the sanded pic, you're going to have to teach me that technique!! and I love all the glitters, sequins to represent the bursting cracker - i totally picked up on that before I even read the description!! That heart white patterned cardstock is what I ordered this week too..nice to see what you've done with it! and i love the swish of paint behind the title! good job xxx

  2. what a fun page!! thanks for playing along with us!

  3. Thanks for taking on the MC challenge!

  4. I say extra credit for being resourceful!! LOL!
    A fun page all around!


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