Thursday, June 25, 2009

Anything but the kitchen sink

I made this layout for a challenge I'm hosting at A Million Memories. It's called "Anything but the kitchen sink," and the challenge is to create a layout using non-scrapbooking items found in a kitchen.

I made the green and purple flowers out of coffee filters: I cut flower shapes out of coffee filters, then I sprayed them with Shimmerz and Spritz. Once dry, I layered all the petals with other found items from my kitchen (see below). I used Olive Branch Spritz and Green Olive and Key Lime Shimmerz on the green flowers, and I used Lilac Shimmerz on the purple flowers.

I hand-stitched around the edge of my layout with twine from my kitchen junk drawer, then I painted the twine with Gold Glimmer Shimmerz.

Other kitchen items I used:
*CHEESECLOTH -- I cut out flower shapes and added them to my coffee filter flowers.
*PLASTIC COFFEE CAN LID -- I punched flowers and cut out leaves from the plastic lids, then I colored the plastic with alcohol ink and Staz-On ink.
*INSTANT COFFEE -- I mixed a little instant coffee with gesso and painted around the edges of the photos.
*CARDBOARD COFFEE CUP JACKET/INSULATOR -- I punched a couple little butterflies out of the cardboard, then I added some Stickles and pearls.

I think I need to go have a cup of coffee now!


Danielle said...

Okay, so I am completely lifting this.....I am letting you know first (giggle)! I love, love this!!! Too cute :)

Blessings~~ Danielle

Lena Katrine said...

Oh my word! This is awsomely beautiful! Love the colours, and the details are georgeus!

Have a great weekend! Hugs, Lena

Brenda said...

OHHH how AWESOME this inspired me sooo much!!
I have to try the coffe filter flowers!!!