It's reveal day at the Paper Mixing Bowl.
Wow, what a great sketch and recipe card this month! It's a Red Velvet Cake with oodles of gooey frosting, spills, and stains. I had a great time playing with the sketch. I knew as soon as I saw it exactly how I wanted my project to turn out. I'm so excited to show you my February "Valentine," even though the photographs are from last Christmas.
Here's the recipe card.
Utensils I used :
*Layers - I think there are twelve layers in this project, counting the layer of paint from the Martha Stewart doily silk screen and the title font letters.
*Frosting - I used a gloss gel medium to get enough sticky for those glass beads to want to stay on my page. I kind of globbed and smeared it like frosting along the top to look like drips.
*Pairs - Two pairs of photos:one pair looks left, one pair looks right. Two pairs of small roses in each cluster. One pair of white tulle in each flower cluster. A pair of spilled beads, one spill on the top, one on the bottom. A pair of doilies. A pair of glitter heart brads.
*Postage Items - I used a Post Card stamp. It's stamped in brown and embossed in clear.
*Spills - I misted my photo mat paper really heavily and then stood it on end so that it would run down the paper and look like a spill. I spilled mist onto my craft mat and used it to wet my paper so that I could crinkle it up and then dry it out flat to create all those beautiful creases. I spilled the glass beads all into the gloss gel. And I tried hard to create a look of spilled frosting along the top margin of the paper.
*Hearts and Flowers - Large and small roses, metal and glitter heart brads.
*Multi-Photo - My muse is my beautiful older daughter, being herself, last Christmas.
I went with the journaling prompts of "love letter" and "poem." The mat and post card papers are word prints. And the poem -- well, it's kind of a subjective interpretation, but I kept hearing the theme song from Lady In Red with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts...It inspired my title and that swinging red dress charm.