baking love…

The 1st August Sunday Challenge at The Studio Challenges blog is to create a layout with misting, inking or painting – using items from around your home as masks. I am loving getting messy with my layouts at the moment, so I had to try this one. I had some photos of recent baking exploits waiting to be scrapped, and they provided the perfect inspiration for masks (click photo to see it larger):

I used a sieve first of all, and spritzed it with watered down white acrylic paint, so it looked like flour had been sifted over it. I then laid down a spoon, a whisk, and a gingerbread man cookie cutter to do the next layer, but the gingerbread man was the only item that made a really good impression out of these three. I had masking-taped over him to stop the paint going through the middle, so I could journal inside afterwards. For this layer of spritzing I used yellow ochre acrylic, again watered down, and some Tattered Angels gold glimmer mist. The combination means it looks like a dusting of ground ginger:

The journaling is slightly tricky to read because of the white acrylic on the base layer, but I kind of like this, as it looks like my recipe books which always end up with ingredients smudged across the instructions! Journaling reads:

‘I really love baking – whether it’s cakes or bread or biscuits. It’s fun testing out new recipes, and even if they don’t always go completely to plan, there’s always scrummy bits to salvage! I think Alex enjoys my baking hobby too, especially if he gets to eat leftover cake or cookie mix from the bowl! Yum yum! xxx’

I did try to make an embellishment out of a paper muffin case as well, but it was too big for the layout and I didn’t have a smaller one, as I’ve got silicone cases now for fairy cakes. Instead I crimped some white card to go behind the title, so it’s the same sort of texture as a paper case:

I painted the strawberry with watercolour paints, as I didn’t have any strawberry or cupcake embellies in my stash, which I was a bit suprised about! I even edged the small photos with white acrylic paint too, so this layout really did have a messy process, and it was soooo much fun! xxx
  • I’m also a baker so I absolutely love how you used baking items on this layout – but the way you used that gingerbread man and then journaled inside the shape – genius!! Great layout and your cake looks amazing!

    August 3, 2010 at 7:40 pm
  • You have been so creative on this layout. Using kitchen equipment is such a clever idea. I really love the journalling in the gingerbread shape. I love baking as you probably have guessed from the name of my blog.

    August 4, 2010 at 7:09 am
  • So clever and very very creative : )

    August 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm
  • How creative are you? There is so much to see here, just a pity I can’t taste it..

    August 4, 2010 at 3:50 pm
  • Wow, what a beautiful mess!!!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm
  • lovely LO! I adore the little misted man! such a cute idea! will have to lift this. Thanks for sharing xxx

    August 7, 2010 at 2:22 pm
  • Wow! My first visit to your blog (thanks Abi!). This layout is just fabby… are all of your pages this good? I will be back! PS. Thanks for entering my prize-share giveaway. I will draw names tomorrow (Tuesday).

    August 9, 2010 at 9:03 pm
  • What a great idea – the journaled gingerbread man is so creative and so clever!

    August 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm
  • Brilliant! I love the gingerbread man for journaling! That’s very creative!

    August 20, 2010 at 3:30 pm
  • So clever! I love the look of sifted flower out of paint – amazing!

    August 23, 2010 at 12:00 am

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