Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I got pies!

Ok, not really. Or at least not at this time of year anyway! Here's another state fair layout. This ended up being my "single page layout" entry.

Every holiday, my husband bakes pies for our families (But don't ask him to bake anything else, he couldn't make a cake or a cookie to save his life!) and one Christmas morning I snapped this picture of him. It captures his goofy personality (and stylish bedhead as he later pointed out) and I could resist trying to create a layout to capture that energy.

It took a bit of photoshop work to make the photo usable (it was a little blurry and needed some color correction), but it came out in the end.

To capture the look of his flaky crust I cut several layers of the letters "pies" from cardstock, stacked them and glued them together and then painted the edges a pie crust color. Then I created a cinnamon and sugar crust using Tim Holtz Distress Powders and Distress Stickles. One thing to note: if you use the tsukineko watermark pad to emboss with, not as much of the Distress Powders will rub away. If you don't want a fairly solid layer of the distress (i.e. want the Distress Powders to work the way Tim designed), then you really do need to use the Ranger Embossing Ink. I also used a copic marker to re-color the felt pie slice so it would coordinate with my page.

This layout received an Honorable Mention.

Products used:
Bazzill (cardstock); Basic Grey (patterned paper, felt pieces); Martha Stewart (deep edge punch); Tim Holtz (Distress Stickles and Powder); October Afternoon (tab).

Update (8/23/2010):  Today we went to pick up my entries and the little girl helping her mom with the fair was excited to learn that I was the one who had her favorite entry, "I Got Pies!" Then, as we were walking to pick up my entries she stopped, turned, looked at Lance and exclaimed, "You're the guy in the picture! YOU have the pies!" She then quizzed him all about his pie making as we picked up the rest of my entries. I suggested that maybe he should enter his pies in the fair and she said that was ok -as long as he brought her samples. It was too cute!

2 comments:

Sabrina said...

It turned out so well! I saw it at the fair and was so proud. :)

playswithglue said...

It was too cute! Today we went to pick up my entries and the little girl helping her mom was excited to learn that I was the one who had her favorite entry, "I Got Pie!" Then, as we were walking to pick up my entries she stopped, turned, looked at Lance and exclaimed, "You're the guy in the picture! YOU have the pies!" It was too cute! She then quizzed him all about his pie making as we picked up the rest of my entries.