Saturday, 15 October 2011

Sweet Scrapping

The first challenge over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog this month is to take inspiration from sweets ... or candy as they say across the pond!  I have scrapped about sweets before (chocolate to be specific) but I wondered what edible delight could provide a nugget of creativity for a project with my October Counterfeit Kit.  In the end I chose to use some seaside rock as a starting point.

still life beach rock
No! Not this kind of seaside rock ...
Chocolate Rocks
... nor this, although they make a tasty seaside souvenir ...
Blackpool Rock
... yes, it's this sort of sweet, minty goodness ...
with letters around the outside, but all the way through the inside too!
I decided to echo the cross-sectional view of the rock for my title. Using MS WordArt's "Button (Pour)" shape (with a blank middle line) and Budmo Jiggler I printed directly onto the plainer side of some Kaisercraft Allsorts Passionfruit paper.  The photo is from our holiday in Holland in 2006 - I actually thought that the album was complete, but I found a few photos in the "reject" stack and decided to make some room for them!  Here, Child No.3 is looking a lot more than 5 years younger than she is today (or is it that she now looks more than 5 years older than she was then?).  Her legs could barely support her after a long and tiring day out; I think she really wanted to be carried!


The black bobble trim from my home-made kit was stuck to tape on the back of the striped circle to mimic the way that the seaside rock has a skin of colour.  I also took inspiration from the paper rosette post on the CKCB and "altered" the rosette I made with my new Sizzlit die by punching holes on each fold before construction.


P.S. Are you playing along with A Trip Down Memory Lane's Thirsty Thursdays challenges?  I am.  And I was lucky enough to win a yummy prize last month.  Why not pop over there to take part in the challenges from E onwards and you could be in with a chance of a prize.  This page fits in with F for Family as well as taking inspiration from a Favourite Food!!!

17 comments:

alexa said...

This is really clever, and just sizzles with colour!

happysnapper said...

super rock inspiration i love to see pages like this that have been inspired by non scrapping things. Clever doing the title in rock formation too :)

Helen said...

Lovely layout and really clever. I was reading the blog at ATDML and earlier this week and saw you'd won - congrats! I followed your advice about Banana Frog a while back and won a set of stamps - so thanks for the link :)

humel said...

Love the bright candy colours - and clever way to be inspired by rock! :)

Lisa said...

how long ago was the last time I had seaside rock?.... takes me righ back and your layout is great! I love those bright colours with the rock in the middle and that gorgeous rosette taking central position! great take on the prompt!

Sian said...

I love Rock. Absolutely love it. This is really clever - I especially love that rosette

Alison said...

Love your inspiration...great LO...and I too love the rosette!
Alison xx

JulieJ said...

Rock on Jemma - keep avoiding those pink florals!

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

Love the colors and love your interpretation of the challenge!

Julia said...

Super cute layout!!!

S said...

Love the colors - your page really pops.

Melissa said...

What a great page - I love all the happy colors & how you used the "sweet" for your inspiration.

Emily said...

Very cool inspiration! I love all those great colors.

Missus Wookie said...

Oh gorgeous bright colours, fun to have the rock inspiration. I've taken so much of that to the US 'cause it isn't there at all.

mytwoandras said...

I love how you used your candy as inspiration. I haven't ever heard of seaside rock, but it looks interesting.

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

fabulous inspiration

Clair said...

Just catching up a bit with all the layouts and challenges I've missed. Can't believe your mind took you from candy, to rock, to such an amazing idea. I'd have been completely stumped.

Who rocks? You do!