Friday, June 5, 2015

Happy Day, Happy Week | Inspiration

Hi everyone, Rona here sharing a culinary creation, erm, I mean layout with lots of Evalicious' Life's Sweet embellishments.

Predominantly on this page, I have two of the 4x6 Life's Sweet Large Tags / PL cards layered at the top. I cut out the cute cups originally on these cards ahead of time, because I think I'll use them later and I didn't want to waste them. I really liked the colour of the light aqua blue with the white border. It's a really nice layering piece. 

So... this week, my kids suckered persuaded me to buy black pasta. (To me, it reminds me of the black webbing that surrounded Spiderman when he turned bad, but I digress.) The spaghetti is coloured with cuttlefish ink, which sounds kind of gross, but actually doesn't make any difference to the flavour.

I made a white wine and garlic sauce that was absolutely delicious, and decided that putting it into my scrapbook would ensure that I would never lose it. :)  (You can find the recipe here. I only added a squeeze of lemon, and mixed in some shrimp at the very end. Be sure to use proper heavy cream. The lemon will curdle the sauce if you just use milk). I plated it all up fancy-restaurant style with some grilled asparagus from the farmers' market on the side. Yum! (And I also figured out something to do with the leftover white wine. Win win.) 

I think one of my favourite bits on this layout is this little wood veneer. Usually, I just put white acrylic paint on when I want it white, but sometimes that just yields more of a white-washed look. I wanted it to be REALLY white, so I covered it with Versamark ink and white embossing powder and then heat embossed it. Now it's super white, and shiny, too.

I made the mistake of trying to stamp over two different layers of paper at the same time with this "I Give This Meal (5 stars)", so I fixed my gaff by restamping it and layering it over one of the Life's Sweet Miscellany Stickers. No one will EVER know!

I used another stamp from the Good Eats Clear Stamp Set... "The Menu" has really fine details in it, so I stamped with a VersaFine black ink and embossed it with clear. I gave it extra dimension by adhering it to the layout with a double layer of foam tape.

On the left, I changed the tone of the "Let's Do This" snip-snip page tab by adding "Again!". Layered with a badge button gives this corner of the layout a splash of the aqua and lime green to even out the colours on the page.

And, it almost goes without saying, that there are lots of really lovely puffy stickers here, too. My layouts aren't complete without them, these days!

Thanks for checking out this layout... and if you try the recipe, let me know how you liked it!


Evalicious products used:
this way wood veneer v2
life's sweet puffy stickers v1
life's sweet puffy stickers v2
life's sweet round stickers
life's sweet large tags
life's sweet badges
good eats clear stamp set


Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

wonderful layout... mmm those black spaghetti would be perfect for Halloween trick on kids. lol

Lisa C. said...

Great layout! I love how you included the recipe and those puffy stickers are perfect!

Glorie said...

Great job Rona! I love the little details and embellishments that you put on your LO! Fabulous idea about the recipe :)

Vicki said...

Your layouts are sooo inspiring! And added bonus... now I know what to have for dinner... sans the black pasta!! lol
Thanks for another great layout.

scrappymommy said...

So fun!!! As someone who takes a lot of food photos I really enjoy how you incorporated your recipe along with the story of how you ended up with inky pasta. The 5 star rating is such a fun detail and I love those puffy stickers!!

GLOANN said...

Love your layout and that you have made one of your recipes easy to locate. I keep saying I am going to do that with some of the food dishes I make that have always been family favorites. And I agree. . . lots of puffy goodness here at Evalicious.

Ginny H said...

Beautiful LO!

CourtneyB said...

I love that you included the recipe (not that I will ever, EVER try it!). (; Awesome layout as always - I really love the impact the little pops of yellow have!

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