Hello everyone. I did not forget what day it is, this is just one of my rare weekend posts. I thought since I was doing the Layout a day class that I could offer up a Saturday post! The prompt for day two in the LOAD 513 class was a weapon from the Clue game - the knife. The theme of the day was "take a stab at it". Lain offered up examples where the scrapper would use a piercing tool (my favorite tool) or stitching. She said if you wanted to photograph a knife that would be fine too - as long as it is part of your story. I decided to do a double page layout featuring the table top decor and menu from my Speakeasy party.
I started this layout with four photos and an idea to use the place setting cuts from Silhouette. Then I remembered that I had this wonderful "Menu" cut and I found the frame in my frame file to use as a background. And then it all came together!
I used two sheets of white 12 x 12 inch card stock for the base pages. I cut the frame twice in textured black card stock at 11.5 x 11.5 inches. I cut the word Menu in white card stock and highlighted it with goldish hued chalk.
I cut the place setting at 6.5 inches tall. The plate was cut in red with a white shadow and the flatware was cut in white card stock and sprayed with silver glimmer mist. While cutting I also cut three of the corner iron details in white and the red and white poker chip - to match those used on the table tops.
I used Microsoft Word to format my text boxes. I printed the text boxes on smooth white card stock. After trimming, the text boxes were matted in black and newsprint. I finished the text boxes with the white iron corners.
The finishing touch on these two pages was the woven stitching added to the black frame edges. Using my sewing machine I purposely sewed in a random waving pattern, going around the page twice.
My blog is actually two days behind on my LOAD schedule... and with BBTB2 Mondays the blog will grow further behind. I think I may have to pick and choose which layouts to share!!
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!