The Studio Epic Fail Challenge

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hi, friends!  Just popping in, on this stormy, Sunday morning, to share The Studio's latest challenge.  This time, we're asking you to create a page with an "Epic Fail" theme.  These girls are really making me think with some of these challenges.  LOVE it!  Although I may be stretching it a bit, here's how I was inspired.
I started this page by inking Dusty Concord Distress Ink, through a chevron template, onto the distressed, ivory, patterned, paper, base page.  I then strategically stamped, in Jet Black ink, a plethora of triangles and, in Pacific Point and Dusty Concord inks, a number of circles throughout the design.  After securing a trio of patterned papers, vertically and haphazardly, near the right side of the layout, with black-threaded, straight and zig-zag, machine stitches, I framed them with torn lengths of green, stripe Washi Tape.  My photo was mounted on a bit of folded, Whisper White cardstock, which had its right side punched with the half circle tab; backed with bits of yellow manuscript and dictionary, patterned papers, as well as polka dot, embossed vellum; stapled with a July 7, 2012, chevron tab; and grounded with the "SWEET disaster" title, which was created with blue, polka dot, chipboard Thickers and Basic Black cardstock, cut with my Cameo.
The photograph's top edge was embellished with a kraft, Red Velvet B-day Cake, journaling tag...
and its bottom left corner with a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on vellum, sad face tag, which I hand cut out, as well as a "SMILE", cut phrase and "OPEN THIS.", cardstock, sticker pennant.
In doing just what that last element says, you'll find the rescued cake...
as well as the journaling to go with it.  On the way to Emporia to celebrate your birthday @ Grandpa & Grandma's, the air conditioning went out in the car.  We were too far into the drive to turn back.  So, I put your cake, on the floor, in the shade.  Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to contend with the 100 degree temps. & had to be rescued for the big day.  It was still delicious!
A couple of circle rubons; number of buttons, anchored with white string; lots of cardstock stickers; handful of enamel dots; and even a yellow, floral eyelet, some of which were also pulled into the journaling area, complete the look.
Further inspiration for this layout came from Kreative Koncepts' Colour Challenge #24...
and Creative Scrappers' Sketch #266.
Don't forget to stop by the challenge link above to check out the rest of the team's "Epic Fail" creations, as well as to get all your challenge details.  Thanks so much for taking a look, and have a wonderful, work week!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Strictly Sentiments 3 & Just Geometrics: Triangles (Wplus9); sad face ticket (JBS) Paper: Whisper White & Basic Black (SU); ivory distressed & yellow floral (Basic Grey); yellow manuscript & blue circles (American Crafts); purple diamond (Nikki Sivils); dictionary (The Kraft Outlet); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Pacific Point (SU); Jet Black & Dusty Concord (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); chevron file folder tab (Chic Tags); staples & stapler (office supply store); semi-circle punch, cardstock circle stickers, polka dot embossing folder, & yellow flower brad (SU); Big Shot (Sizzix); vintage yellow button, wood veneer button, chevron template, & "OPEN THIS." cardstock sticker pennant (JBS); circle rubons (Kaisercraft); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); purple buttons (Paper Studio); white string (Hobby Lobby); kraft journaling tag (Maya Road); yellow enamel dots & heart (October Afternoon); blue polka dot chipboard Thickers (Dear Lizzy); Cameo (Silhouette); "SMILE" cut phrase (Crate Paper); green stripe Washi Tape (unknown)

21 comments

  1. Just love this layout with such great details!!!!

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  2. Oh so sad about your cake ... but what a terrific page ... see how something good comes out of something bad ... Yep, everything happens for a reason ... have a wonderful day!

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  3. I am such a fan of your work! I love, love, LOVE this layout and am pretty sure I will have to lift it at some point! :)

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  4. So glad you rescued it in the end!! I loveeeeeeeeee this! LOVING the colors and all the circle elements!!!!!

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  5. what a fabulous page! I have a friend who has a Tragic Food page, can I send her this link?

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  6. What a fun layout and fun challenge! Hope I have time to play too!
    LOVE your page!!

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  7. This page is adorable! WTG on the cake rescue, what a different :)Totally cute layers and cool purple chevrons!

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  8. CUTE page Jinny and what a great save on your cake!! At 100 temps with no air I think I would have crawled onto the floor for some shade LOL!!

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  9. Great mix of embellishments with stamps! I also love the addition of purple on the page!!

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  10. Awesome page Jinny! Fun fun fun stuff! :-)

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  11. Great layout. I love your mix of embellishments and the way you have combined the colours. Just super! Thank you for joining us at Kreative Koncepts.

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  12. Oh dear! At least it provided you with a scrappy moment. I wasn't sure about this combo it's been great seeing such a cool page!

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  13. Wonderful layout! Loving all the circles and the plum color...I have had numerous baking epic fails, but mostly because I actually made the cake wrong. What a great thing to commemorate....these are stories the kids will enjoy later in life for sure!

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  14. LOVE your take on the CS sketch. Amazing colors and details!!!!

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  15. wow loving all the embellishments.. this layout is awesome..

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  16. This is so fun, Jinny! Love what you did for the challenge and the awesome way you used the CS Sketch! And the mix of Purple and Green looks really great together!

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  17. I just love the element of being able to open the panel to see the rescued cake. Wonderful mix of elements as always my friend. Hugs!

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  18. OMG!! This is too AWESOME Jinny!! I LOVE that you took a Picture!! HAHAHAHA!! I would have been TOO PANICKED to think about taking a Picture!! =) I LOVE the AWESOME Design and your Interactive idea!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  19. Wow! Fabulous project!! I love the composition and the photo! Great to be able to laugh about stuff like that. Thanks for playing with Kreative Koncepts!

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God Bless, Jinny