Friday, December 17, 2010
First of all, this layout will be my entry to Coordinates Collections' December Blog Hop challenge.
The materials used in this layout are also from CC's November Just Desserts kit and add-ons, which are full of sparkly patterned papers and embellishments. This kit was PERFECT! :)
This LO is so sentimental and dear to my heart because it's about my maternal grandmother who just celebrated her 88th birthday last December 11th. This will double as a Birthday and Christmas gift for her. I can't remember how old she was when the photo was taken, but it was also during one of her birthdays in the past.
The challenge called for putting sparkle on your LOs. So how did I further incorporate this requirement in my Grandma's LO? Here are the close-up shots and details:
Sparkle #1: Maya Road swirl chipboards painted with acrylic paint in metallic bronze and sparkled with Jo Sonja gold dust. Also added a pc. of Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology Dangle (clear), two (2) pcs. of Jillibean Soup Sugar Picks in green/quartz which are part of the add-ons of the kit, and local lace with pearls. The lace itself is already shimmery, yet the pearls further added luster to it! :)
Sparkle #2: These Prima flowers truly sparkled with Jo Sonja opal dust. I looove using JS gold and opal dusts on my LO!
Sparkle #3: Alphabet stickers: when you want sparkle, go for the gold! Haha! :D
Lastly, I just want to highlight these packaging from Jillibean Soup and Prima that I re-used as part of the LO. With Scrapbooking, not only does one become creative, but we get to practice zero wastage at that! :)
And who said adding sparkle is only for Christmas- and winter-themed layouts? :D
Have a sparkly weekend!