Thursday, July 15, 2010

mallow king...

Happy Thursday!

It is time once again for me to play along with the Creative Inspirations DT. The challenge I gave the girls for this week was to find inspiration from a favorite desert.

As it is summer I thought about marshmallows. I love a golden brown marshmallow that has been roasted over a campfire or a BBQ. My nephew happens to agree with me. =)

This year, my mom found some big marshmallows to bring to the family BBQ. *when I say big, I mean HUGE!*

In case you are wondering, the smallish looking marshmallow is actually the normal LARGE marshmallow. The big one is something called a CAMPFIRE marshmallow.... We couldn't resist having a contest to see who could stuff the most marshmallows in their mouth with these... Non of us got more than one.... They are HUGE!

the funny thing is, he really did manage to get this sucker in his mouth... don't have a clue how, but he did.

Photos like this deserve a LO!

Paper: My Minds Eye, Coredinattions, Bazzill, white cardstock
Cricut: Cindy Loo, Lyrical Letters, Home Decor, Gypsy Wanderings
Stamps: Martha Stewart "Patterns", Me & My Big Ideas "Sassy Icons", Fancy Pants "Fresh Mod", "In My Words"
Ink: VersaMark, Memento
Creative Inspirations Paint: Chocolate, Winter Frost, Coal, Autumn Wheat, Carmel, Mocha Latte, Tanzanite
Other: embossing powder, Enamel Accents

Close up of right page. *he was so proud of his mouthful of mallow!*

Close up of left page. This is the s'more he made with a campfire marshmallow... he had to have grandma help hold the thing it was so big and messy!
This is the edge of the journal tag *that I will fill in later..*. I stamped the swirls in Tanzanite CI. I love how shimmery and colorful these paints are, and they work so well with stamps! I also edged the tag with Chocolate and Coal CI paint to match the look of toasted marshmallows.

The main frame was also edged with Chocolate and Coal. To do this, I simply loaded a little paint onto a finger dauber and rubbed it along the edge of the paper.
I painted in the swirls with Winter Frost. This is a white paint, and I love it! I also brushed in a little bit of watered down Tanzanite along the edges to bring in the blue and give it a little more interest.

Another fun thing I did on this LO with my CI paints is to stamp on a photograph. I used Mocha Latte and Autumn Wheat. They dry quickly and stay great on the slick surface.
These are the swirls tilted slightly to really show of the intense bling factor!
Isn't it beautiful? LOVE IT!

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13 comments:

cbuswell said...

Sweet layout, love all the little details, wow those marshmallows were HUGE alright!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful layouts, great use of the paints on your pages! Aren't those giant marshmellows great!

~ Kendra ~ said...

BEAUTIFUL layout Kassi! I love it! I love all the detail, the shimmer is wonderful! I acutally just seen those huge marshmellows in the store the other day and had to laugh on how I thought that they would be fun!!

Creative Inspirations said...

Wow!!!! How did he ever get all of that in his mouth??? Cracks me up! Love the swirls. Awesome layout and of course awesome job with using the paints.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Oh my goodness! This layout is too too cute!

Amy said...

Hehe!! Too cute!! I love the story and the layout. My mom found some of these marshmallows last year and my kids loved them (but they couldn't even finish one by themselves). Thanks for sharing!!

Jana said...

Great story and beautiful layout to go with it.

ScrappyJess said...

Lol! My BIL brought those for the fourth and our kids were sugar laced for hours! I love your lo!

BarbaraW said...

This layout is so cool. Sounds like it was a fun time. I've never seen marshmallows like that. Cool use of the paint too.

DtsArt said...

this is a super layout, very unexpected subject you did a wonderful job on this layout!

Andi said...

I've seen these in the stores and my Boy's went crazy over them!!! I love your lay out it's adorable and reminds me of something my guys would do! I have a few awards for you on my blog, please stop by and pick them up. Have a great day!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is such a delightful page- I love the theme and love all of your fantastic details! TFS

Lolliscraps said...

Love the layout!