It's time for another Flamingo Four! This month, three other designers and I worked with these products:
1. Heidi Swapp patterned paper - "Vintage Chic"
2. Webster's Pages Push Pins
3. Glitz Design stamps - "Vintage Blue"
4. a domino
As usual, I was stumped when I first saw the 4 items. The paper would be easy, as would the stamps. The domino would be tougher, as it violates my "no lumps on layouts" policy. The stick pins were lumpy too. So a layout was out.
I wasn't especially inspired by the 5 of the domino (we're a family of 3, Trevor is 6, married 8 years... no 5's come to mind), but the smooth and empty back seemed like the perfect place for a sentiment. Would a rub-on stick to a domino? I was nervous to try, as I only had the one domino. And I hadn't decided what my final project would be, so I couldn't select a sentiment yet.
Maybe the stick pin would provide inspiration. As I was playing around with it, I noticed that the decorative head nestled nicely with the domino. Hmm... could I remove the flower part from the pin part? Yes! Piece of cake. At this point, I knew exactly what I was going to do.
Back in my ballroom dance days (which I will blog about eventually), I kept framed pictures of me with all my partners in all our various costumes on the wall of my office. They were all in gold frames. When I married Steve and we moved into this house, I put my dance pics into an album, which resulted in dozens of empty gold frames. Over the years, I've found uses for most of them, but there are still a few empties. I used one of the smaller frames to make this:
I started by choosing a rub-on for the domino. It went on perfectly! Yea! I used the dotted paper as a background, added a photo of Steve and me to the left of center, then created a cluster of papers and the stamped image on the right hand side. Finally, I nested the flower to the domino and glued the domino to the outside of the frame. Here's a closer look: