Saturday, April 25, 2015

April Scrapbook Boutique Challenge

So today's been all about the post-blackout cleanup.  I've hung out 3 loads of washing, finished cooking up the meat from the freezer and spent endless hours trying to clean out what seems like a tree's worth of leaves the storm dumped into our pool.  Still, better than an actual tree, like a friend found in their pool the next morning!
High time to catch up on some blogging, I say! (By the way, if you're here for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop, keep scrolling down to the next post).

I fell in love with this month's challenge at Scrapbook Boutique the minute I saw it!

With my renewed love of metallic embossing, revived by this month's Counterfeit Kit, I knew I was going to have fun with this one!


The photos from Maddy's first aerobics challenge - with their black and silver uniforms - were perfect, and I thought this would be a brilliant opportunity to play with my gelatos!

I white-embossed some big swirls onto some watercolour paper, then went to town with 3 shades of gelato.  Some finger smudging, some water, and voila!

For the title, I pulled out some super-old chipboard letters. I peeled the top coat of patterned paper off, created an "r" out of an "n" and an "o" out of a "d", and embossed with silver.  Love it!

The wood veneer butterflies are my token nod to the chocolate icing on the inspiration piece.

Thanks for dropping by, I hope you're finding time to get inspired and get crafty this weekend, too.


  1. Your page is such a direct reflection of the inspiration, I am amazed. Well done, sweetness abounds in those little clusters.

  2. Oooow gorgeous gelato fun! Great to see your LO over at the Scrapbook Boutique Challenge Julie.

  3. Such a vibrant layout for that fab photo! Love your colours and the way you have linked your project to the inspiration pic! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique this month!

  4. I've had my eye on the gelatos... maybe I 'need' some too lol. Perfect choice of photo for the inspiration especially with the bold colours, so glad you could share it with us at Scrapbook Boutique Julie!

  5. You have rocked the gelatos!!! Love the effect! Smart using your other letters, I love hearing that! gorgeous LO and love the vellum hearts too. Thank you for joining in and sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique.

  6. Great page. Love the background you've created with the gelatos and embossing and great idea renewing your alphas. Thanks for joining in at Scrapbook Boutique this month.