I have been so busy creating lately and have just had an awesome time doing it. I decided to take on a few more challenges and today I am going to be adding my creation over at Anything But a Card Challenge 33: Sparkle. I really need to get back into doing some scrapbooking and I think this will be the perfect avenue for me to pursue. While I did not make a scrapbook layout per say this time around, I did do a layout wall hanging.
I started with some plain beer coasters and I covered the first coaster with glittered card stock in purple. I am seriously trying to use up as many scraps as I can so I have no idea where this paper comes from. I cut "It's a Girl" from scraps with my cricut. Then I added some fake flowers with some rhinestones and of course some butterflies. Each of my grandbabies have an animal associated with their name and Alexis is butterflies. You will be seeing more of my grandbabies and their "animal" personalities in the future. The butterflies are made with my Amazing Crafting Products. When I pour my molds I usually create multiples of them and I happened to have 4 butterflies; love it when I have the perfect embellishment on hand. I painted them with Terri Sproul Mixers by Sakura. Isn't that just the sweetest sleeping picture?
here how I did it originally. I added some glitter to the butterfly for more "sparkle" affect.
Now for the most "sparkly" part. I created the "hanger" for this lovely wall hanging. I had a picture frame that broke and it had this awesome metal hanger. I thought I could probably mimic the hanger by molding and casting it and manipulating it however I wanted.
Here is a step by step tutorial on how I did this:
Before the hanger was completely cured I demolded it and while it was still plyable I
taped it down to create the shape that would fit my coaster and let it cure the rest of the way.
Then I painted it with some pink acrylic paint and while the paint was drying I sprinkled some glitter all over it for that "sparkle" affect I was going for.
Once that was completely dry I hot glued it to the back of my coaster.
The backside isn't the prettiest, but who is gonna see that?
and now I finally have Alexis' birth layout done!
Very SPARKLY for this "sparkly" little girl!
It's pretty sad that she just turned 2 and this is one of the first things I've done of her.
Things are about to change!
Stay tuned because I may be sharing some exciting news pretty soon!
I hope I've inspired you with this out of the "scrapbook" layout and can't wait to hear what you think.
Leave me a comment and let me know if I've inspired you to do a layout for a non scrapbook.