Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Tis' the season for glitter! This week, Practical Scrappers is hosting a Loose Glitter & Flock challenge! Finally, a chance to use my tin of sparkles! I have tons of different glitters - some fun, chunky ones that I got in a bargain bin at JoAnn's, and several colors of Martha Stewart glitter sitting in a tin on my desk that have been collecting dust for a while now. It seems like every time I break out the glitter, the pitter-patter of little feet follow. Loose glitter and little feet (and the body they carry) are usually a recipe for disaster, so the loose glitter just sits there, looking pretty. Even with the inevitable mess that comes with it (at least in my house!), it's fun to break out of your norm once in a while.

For my birthday last week, my aunt sent me a bunch of old family photos, and I figured what better way to use something glitzy was to pair it with something glamorous - a picture of my grandparents shortly after they were married in the 1950s.

My grandmother's favorite color was blue, so I used several shades of Martha Stewart blue glitter for my layout.

The large letters are double-sided stickers from Stampin' Up. I began by peeling off the top layer and sprinkling my glitter on each letter. After tapping off the excess, I covered each letter with Liquid Glass (a liquid epoxy, essentially) from Close To My Heart. After each letter dried - which, I found, took FOREVER even though I didn't use a super-heavy layer - I peeled the letter from the backing to use on my layout.

I created some hand-made paper roses from a tutorial I found on my blogging buddy Kim's new challenge site - Sketches in Thyme - and sprayed each rose with 3M spray adhesive before sprinkling on both fine and chunky glitter. (PS - The paper roses were so easy that my 6-year-old daughter created a set of her very own that turned out absolutely FAB!)

Here's the finished product:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Sassafras Lass, stash (for the roses)
Bling: Glitter by Martha Stewarts; Flourish by ColorBok
Stickers: Stampin' Up, Cosmo Cricket
Cricut Cartridge: Home Accents
Liquid Glass: Close To My Heart
Embellishment: Making Memories

Thanks for stopping by!


Kim said...

This layout does have the 50's glamor to it! Your roses from the tute are just gorgeous.... I think they can become addictive! I really like all the blue with the browns on this one!
Kim xXX
Thanks for the shout out too!

CraftyGirl said...

What a precious photo!! I love the way you used it on this LO... and the flowers are fabulous... I just made a few myself that I will be sharing on Monday!! Great LO!!
Barb :)

Marie said...

Beautiful. Love those flowers. And what a wonderful photo to work with!

BeeBeebabs said...

Great layout tfs