Do you ever have an idea in your head that you can't wait to try out? You think about it, plan it out, sketch it, etc. And then when you go to actually create it on paper....it doesn't go as planned? Happens to me a lot. And while sometimes it's disappointing, more often than not I like the end result better than the initial brainstorm. Strange how that works, but often trying something new will lead to a new brainstorm of ideas to fix anything that didn't work as planned. Am I making any sense at all?! It IS almost Christmas and my mind is flying around on a million different tangents right now!
Anyways, I had originally planned to mask off a bunch of hearts on this layout, then spray them with Mister Huey's to create a heart design background to the page. Well, when I did that, the white hearts that were masked off and the red sprayed background were just...well...blah to me when all finished. Not at all like I had envisioned. So, I went a different direction. Still wanted to use Schoolhouse Mister Huey, but wanted the hearts to be more exciting somehow. ;) I decided to use my Slice to cut out some scalloped edged hearts in white cardstock. Then I used the polka dot SC stamp and some white embossing powder to create a white on white polka dot pattern. I tried to take a photo of this to show you...but it just wasn't working with the white on white. Next I just sprayed Schoolhouse Mister Huey's on the inside heart (left the scalloped edge white) until I got the shade of red I wanted. The heat embossed polka dots resist the ink, so I ended up with exactly what I had in my head this time! White polkas on a red background to match the Minnie Mouse in the photo! Yay!
Supplies: Lithograph -Anthology, rub-ons -Buttons, grey; Mister Huey's Schoolhouse; Fabrips - Documentary; stamp set - Time Flies; ink - Stazon, black; other: cardstock, Slice die cutting machine white embossing powder, buttons, ribbon.
I finished off the page by stamping with the journaling stamp from the Time Flies stamp set, using my Slice to cut the "love" title out of Lithograph, and creating a little mouse ears with a button rub-on and real buttons. Here's to ideas gone wrong! You never know where they may lead you! Merry Christmas!