Friday, June 15, 2012

The Paper Mixing Bowl June Recipe Challenge

Have you ever had a creative dream? I hadn't had one in a very long time, until a few days ago when I woke up with this image in my head. I knew the exact photos I wanted to scrap, of my darling husband, the title, colors, and all the smoke, which I created by using a make-up sponge and white ink.
I just LOVE scrap cooking at the The Paper Mixing Bowl, and made this using the June Recipe for Shish Kebabs! I started by flipping the sketch.
The main ingredient is charcoal briquettes, which was the whole inspiration for this page. 

I used all of the utensils except for the twine.
*Metal elements-My husband brought home all the washers from work. I recycled some soda can tabs to make the banner.
*brads/eyelets-I used 4 large eyelets on the corners of the matting behind my photos.
*paper with script-I stamped BBQ all over my journaling tag.
*tape-I used black electrical tape on the corners under the eyelets.
*brackets-I used some picture hangers for brackets in my title.

The directions I followed were to journal about a special man in my life,(my honey).I also used hidden journaling, tucking my tag behind the photos. I masked a hamburger onto the top right corner. 

I stitched silver lines on the bottom to mimic the grill. I made the flag/tag title for a challenge at Flying Unicorn.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


  1. Awesome LO Drea - Love how you used the washers, soda can tabs and picture hangers as metal elements! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at the PMB!

  2. This is an amazing layout with so much detail and also inspiration to use things we may not always think about putting onto a page. I really love the colours as well.

  3. Love this layout. Clever metal embellishments and awesome trims on the tag. Great work!

  4. Awesome layout! Love how you incorporated the metal element, so clever!
    Greetings from the South, can't wait to start cooking toghether :)

  5. Love that! The title is great, love the banner, the metal embellishments and that you woke up with the image in your head :) Love when that happens!

  6. Awesome layout! Love the idea of using black electrical tape and also love the details of your title (especially the "Grill" part) and all of the details on your hidden journalling tag. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Mixing Bowl!

  7. Wow what a great page... love how you pulled all the bits together.