Monday, December 3, 2012

Paper Made Bakery: December Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

The Hop:
Welcome to Paper Made Bakery's new December release blog hop. If you've just arrived from Wida's site, then you've come to the right place. If you would like to start from the beginning, please hop on over to Paper Made Bakery's blog. If you are lost, this the blog hop order:

Michelle McClure (←you are here)
Lisa Arana (←go here next)

The Kit:
December's Fresh Baked Kit entitled Soda in Sohofeatures colorful, graphic designs from the Soho Garden collection by American Crafts with a matching stamp set called "Soda-lighted" by Fresh Squeezed Stamps. Be sure to grab at kit before they sell out. 

The Reveal:
I was in New Orleans during Thanksgiving week this year and took numerous photos. A few of the photos were taken at night so I grouped those together because of the lighting. Within the photos, there were a lot of glass elements so I thought these would be a good fit with the soda bottle stamp. 

The Details:
When I saw this month's stamp set, I really liked the shape of the soda bottle. I wanted to use it on a layout even though I wasn't utilizing a soda theme. I chose a solid background paper with some distressing (Oxford collection by Basic Grey). I picked a stamp pad with a similar color found in the distressing for a tone on tone effect. 

I stamped the bottle in a rows, leaving space for another bottle in between. This turned a plain, solid sheet into a patterned background paper that subtly matched my photos. 

Since I took some photos in front of a pharmacy museum which had a beautiful display of apothecary bottles, I had to pull out the gumball jar stamp from last month's Christmas Treats set. I stamped it with a permanent ink onto acetate and then colored them in with different markers. It turned out kind of streaky so I just cut out the plain jars and abandoned the markers. 

I then stamped the jar onto a spritzed card that was a rejected draft of my ornament card. I cut out just the central portion of the jar. 

I paper pieced them together to get a filled clear glass look. Whoever said two wrongs don't make a right wasn't a scrapper. 

The die cuts in the embellishment pack are so easy to use and add a pop of color to a page. The journaling card had a tab on the top already so I repeated that shape on each row of my photos as a label. 

There are so many fun components in the kit and stamp set to play with this month. I really enjoyed putting this layout together. I hope you'll have a great time experimenting with your kit.

The Giveaway:
As a way to say thank you for participating in today's blog hop, Paper Made Bakery is giving away a great prize. You can enter by midnight on Wednesday, December 5th by using the Rafflecopter widget below. 

Good luck to all! Your next stop is Lisa's blog. Remember there are daily inspiration projects and tutorials on PMB's blog all month long. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks so much for hoppin' by,


Wida said...

fantastic layout, lots of details and hard work here!!

Wida said...

I like that you took the extra time to stamp the bottles in the background, it gave a neat effect

Message Keeper said...

Great layout!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that you created your own paper and loving the fussy cutting too!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love that bg paper you made! Super layout!

Maria said...

love the layout

Ravengirl said...

How cool, what an amazing layout!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!love your layout...

Blessed Ladybug said...

great layout ... love the bottle image.. is that stamping up as well..

Renee V said...

This is AWESOME!! LOVE your stamped background! So creative & inspiring, thank you!

Unknown said...

Lots of yummy goodness on here! Beautiful!

Penny said...

I love how you did the bottles on this! Love Penny

~amy~ said...

I really love your layout!!! Awesome use of the kit!

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