Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Free Cake (Lily Bee Sketch)


Supplies: patterned paper (Lily Bee Design), journaling card (Lily Bee Design), mini alpha-numeric stickers (Lily Bee Design), decorative stickers (Lily Bee Design), ink (Stewart Superior), glitter paint (Stickles by Ranger), pen (Zig), heart stencils (Cosmo Cricket), alphabet stencils (October Afternoon), twine (household natural twine).

The design of the above layout, "Free Cake," was inspired by Lily Bee Sketch Challenge #8.  I combined the sketch with Color Room palette #107 , which matches perfectly with the Lily Bee "Handmade" papers and stickers that I used.

The journaling on the layout reads: "A few days before the wedding, I won a free birthday cake from a local radio station.  After the ceremony, we went to our new apartment and shared cake with our parents."  If you are new to my blog, here is a little background on my wedding story: my husband and I were married in a private ceremony in April of 1998.  We had a reception with family and friends a few months later.  At the reception we served our guests a traditional tiered wedding cake (scrapbooked in this post), but after our little wedding ceremony we ate the "birthday" cake that you see in the layout above.

I made customized banner pieces and page accents by covering some older Lily Bee stickers with "Sand" paper from Lily Bee's Double Dutch line.


I further customized my page with a little inking...

...and a little distressing...

...and a LOT of red Stickles!



I used a stenciling technique to apply the Stickles to my layout.  I carefully removed the outside area from previously-used sticker shapes (for example, the hearts in the photo above).  I carefully stuck these "stencils" to my layout, then I used a paintbrush to fill in the shapes with Stickles.  Then I removed the "stencils" from my layout and waited for the Stickles to dry.


I had fun making pretty, customized embellishments (such as the one in the photo above) from the "throwaway" parts of half-used sticker sheets.  That's my kind of recycling!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you have enjoyed my layout and my stenciling mini-tutorial!


10 comments:

Elaine said...

Denice what a fabulous memory page well done its so lovely Hugs Elaine

Ann said...

I'm in love with how you did the "cake" letters Denise!

Helen Tilbury said...

Love all the recycling going on here Denise & your stickles look really awesome! Great job!!

Patricia said...

LOVE on this page.. what a wonderful cake!

Dani Cristina said...

Adorei o modo como distribuiu os enfeites na página!
E gostei muito também do papel de fundo.

Cathy Lane said...

Beautiful page Denise :) Gosh, that cake looks good enough to eat..LOL!

ROMAsik said...

"sweet" page!!! i like handwriting stuff )))

scrapbookertink said...

Love the twine and the little banners, precious page, take care, Doreen x

Patricia Roebuck said...

Love your layout, the colors are wonderful, and love the recycling!

Linda Barber said...

Beautiful! The twine work is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us!