Friday, January 30, 2009

Challenge 109

Man, this week's layouts are out of this world! Things have been very busy on my end recently with farm year-end but I have managed to get some serious layouts made. We have a lot going on here at Lotus Paperie too! There are only a two days left to add your comment to THIS post which, if you haven't already done so you will want to get in on the giveaway! Also, our voting is now closed and the Flickr Winner for December's contributions is AAMummy! Yeah! Email me at with your mailing information and I'll get your RAK in the mail!

Oh ya, and this is Kathie's last week with us and it has been wonderful having her join us this month...pages that I'm gonna have to lift for sure! But don't forget that you have until the end of the month to upload a link to your scraplift of one of Kathie's pages in the comments section of THIS post. You'll have a chance to win a RAK bursting with scrappy goodness.

If you are a lover of scrap challenges, then you don't wanna miss out on the monthly prizes being handed out right here. All you have to do is create a layout from our weekly challenges, upload your work to our Flickr Group (make sure you mention which challenge your page is for!) and our Design Team picks their favorites from those uploaded to the group. On the sidebar here, we have a vote of the top 3 picks and everyone gets to have their say as to which page is their favorite. C' know you love free scrap stuff, why not give it a shot?! You have until the end of the month to upload each month's challenge layouts.

Now for this week's challenge. We are not working from a sketch this week, rather we're using a really fab art supply (I have to confess, this was my first time but it was on my to-do list forever!)...the challenge is to:


So I'm sure many of you are asking yourselves, "what the heck is molding paste?" Go here to see what it is and if that's not enough, just Google it...but make sure you spell it right! Some of the designers chose to use Gesso instead. Similar results...amazing stuff, really.

I used the molding paste for the pink flourish. I used the matrix from a chipboard shape which was gently taped in place. I mixed metallic pink paint with the molding paste and smoothed it into all the grooves of the matrix with a popsicle stick. It took several hours to dry but now it's solid and a fab raised embellishment.

Tania's stars are made using a similar technique I think... (the chipboard matrix) with just straight white molding paste

Check out the amazing texture at the edges of this layout...that's shmooshed with a texturizing tool (you could use a plastic comb if you don't have a texturizing tool on hand)

This is a different variation on using the chipboard matrix for the shape. Zoe used the matrix with white molding paste, then she inked it and sprayed it with Glimmer Mist. Just fantastic!

Looks like there was some more very skilled shmooshing going on here!

Carol used a credit card to make shmooshy lines all over her page. Cool results, to be sure!

Incredible shmooshing results on this layout...get a load of those fluffy clouds! And let's face it, who doesn't love Glimmer Mist?!


Zoe said...

OMGosh these are all out of this world! This challenge terrified me! But I had so much fun!!! I'll definately do it again! Dont be scared!!! :-)

Tania said...

I agree, absolutely love the results of this challenge! You gals rock it :)

latte_grande said...

Heehee, I just love the word "schmoosh"...GREAT layouts, gals!!

kathie said...

Love all of these. I always have so much fun looking through everyone's interpretation of each week's theme. Thanks for letting me play with you this month :)

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