Scrapbook Layouts

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

10 thoughts on “baking love…”

  1. 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!


  2. 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.


  3. 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).


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