Monday, August 13, 2012


Addie Blue loves tomatoes. The other night at dinner she said she thought a person who ate nothing but tomatoes would be called a "tomatovore", and I thought it would be the perfect title for a layout about her, given her love for tomatoes! I used this iPhone photo I took of her with the pan of baked tomatoes she made for dinner,with help from my mom.

I used Glitter Girl's instant inspiration challenge as a prompt for this page. I used both of her prompt ideas.... and instant photo (my iPhone photo) and a polaroid frame (the polaroid-style frame I cut from Jenni Bowlin perforated paper).

I had NO idea how I was going to scrap this photo of AB in her BRIGHT YELLOW school spirit shirt. Thank goodness for neon yellow ink and tape! I paired these bright yellows with grey, cream, and white. I think these neutrals help the yellow really pop, without overpowering the layout. I added a bit of blue, too, for the contrast and to cool the page down.
I started the whole page out on a sheet of Jenni Bowlin grey polka dot paper. I cut out one of the squares from her multipatterned pieces of paper that have mini versions of collection papers on them. This one says "favourite popular flora" at the top, and I thought it was so appropriate for this page about tomato love! Her favourite flora, indeed. 

I finally used my Jenni Bowlin Blue Ribbon large squeeze punch! I punched pieces from an old book page, an old dictionary page, and white cardstock I applied a Hero Arts neon yellow inkpad to directly. Then I mixed-and-matched the punched pieces to make little ribbon embellishments. The ribbon rosettes are two layers, with the top raised up with a popdot.
 I created ink layers by pouring and spilling large droplets of ink on the page, one colour at a time. I let each colour dry before adding another layer on top. I love the shade of grey I used here -- it is an October Afternoon Farmhouse Sprinkler in Icebox.
This pen nib stamp by Jenni Bowlin is awesome. This page is the first time I used this product, too! I framed with with a piece of Jenni Bowlin perforated paper, that I cut polaroid-style. I had originally planned to put the photo in this frame, but it wasn't working, so I thought it would be a great time to use my new stamp. 

Love this Heidi Swapp neon yellow striped tape! It is one of my current faves. It is a bit transparent, so can be really bright or more subtle, depending on what it is adhered over. It is also great for layering, like I did behind the title lettering. 
The letter stickers are Thickers from the Dear Lizzy line.... they are matte puffy stickers, and I love the way they look. Kind of like inky handwriting, but with dimension. *Awesome*

More neon yellow tape, and more October Afternoon Icebox Sprinkler.

Supplies: patterned paper (Jenni Bowlin); stamp (Jenni Bowlin); tape (Heidi Swapp); photo corners (Canson); punch (Jenni Bowlin); letter stickers (American Crafts); paper clip (Tim  Holtz); pen (Sakura); tags (Avery, the Paper Company).


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Irma said...

I'm finding out that with most people tomatoes are either 'love it! or hate it!". One of my boys can't stand tomatoes, the other one will eat it but only if it's raw - never baked.
What a great 'everyday' moment you've scrapped! I love how the touches of yellow washi tape compliment AB's yellow t-shirt in the photo.
I also like the splatters of paint....it looks thick. I thought it was melted crayon wax at first. I've tried that with great success - melting a glitter crayon on a mini iron as it drips drips onto a layout.

Jill said...

This is wonderful! You have a way with JBS products -- a girl after my own heart. :)