Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Modeling paste and recipe challenge

Every so often I'm tempted to quit Facebook, so much of a time waster in my life, and normally around the time I'm starting to get serious about "those" thoughts something really fun/awesome happens and sucks me right back into it!

This week my scrappy idol, Kristy Lee, was posting on her wall about her own scrappy day and suddenly she was offering up challenges for individuals to play along with. Well, I've been so obsessed with the Rock Mini Book that I took it as a well-timed break and subjected myself to her challenge. 

Here's what I had to include: a two-pager with at least 7 photos, and include a circle, 7 different patterned papers, mists, buttons, and journaling on a tag of some kind. 

Uh, yes, my first reaction to that last point was to slap the largest tag I've ever cut onto this page. I'm sort of impressed with myself for keeping it! AND for journaling on the entirety of it no less. 

I'm also linking this one up to the S.W.A.T. Basic Training - use modeling paste. If you look closely you'll notice that the corners have been misted with October Afternoon Set Sail. After the blue dried I pulled out the same Studio Calico bubble mask and added touches of modeling paste to some of the circles. After those dried I applied Distress Ink Rusty Hinge over the masked areas.

I will now apologize that the day I finished this layout it was raining, but because I wanted to get it posted ASAP you have to deal with less than ideal colors. The background paper is white and the other papers are all from BasicGrey PB&J which are fairly close to being primaries. EDIT: Thanks to clear skies I've updated the photo with a much better version than my original.

Other tools and techniques include machine sewing, Silhouette Cameo (to cut the circle and tag), OA Mini Market alphas, WRMK Sew Easy twine, and stash buttons. Doodling was done with American Crafts Galaxy Marker, black medium point.


  1. I LOVE ALL THAT JOURNALING! :-) And the texture. :-)

  2. Great two pager Jessica. That tag is awesome! Love the touches of modelling paste too. Thanks for playing along with us at SWAT!

  3. Another great 2 pager! LOVE the modeling paste! Thank you for joining our "basic training" at SWAT!

  4. That is one of the biggest tags of journaling I've ever seen. I am also impressed you a) used it, b) kept it c)actually filled it. It so totally works on this layout too! Now I want to go to a scrapbooksteals retreat! Great layout!

    1. Well, no one ever accused me of having lack of dramatic, excessive flair. Maybe using my flair oddly from time to time (fashion, scrappy goodness,etc), but not the lack of it. ;) I'd love if you came to the retreat, I think it sold out already but maybe next year. ;)

  5. I always love to see a two pager and this one ROCKS! Great job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at S.W.A.T!

  6. What a fun use of so many textures and techniques! Thanks for joining us over at SWAT! :)


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