Wednesday, July 14, 2010

GCD Studios - Spotlight

This month's theme was birthdays! Parties! Surprises! Cake! My husband and I don't have any children to throw parties for; but, this year my husband had his 40th birthday and I couldn't let it come & go without some sort of party! So, I somehow managed to very sneakily throw him a surprise birthday party at one of our favorite restaurants, Red Robin. They have the best burgers and endless steak fries - YUM! It was such a great evening with our family and I was glad to finally have a chance to scrap a few of the pictures taken that evening!

I chose to use very warm, manly colors for this layout. I used some patterned papers from the "Independence" collection and embellishments from the Artsy Urban line. I also broke out the awesome chip art tool and used the uppercase alphas to stamp "SURPRISE" into the chipboard plaque. I painted the chipboard with white gesso and then spritzed some color wash onto it and kind of rubbed that in with a papertowel and then ran a distress ink pad around the edges. I backed it with some white cardstock to make it pop a little against the darker patterned papers.

For a full supply list, please visit the GCD Studios Blog HERE. I also am hosting the challenge on the 2 Peas website this month as well. You can find that challenge HERE.


Beth said...

GREAT DESIGN! love the number of photos you were able to use!

danielle said...

happy birthday to your man! cute LO and great colors!