Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Fun Day Challenge - Getting your hands a little dirty is OK!

Hi Lucky Girls! Thanks for joining us for our April FRIDAY FUN DAY CHALLENGE!

Where imitation is the highest form of flattery!

To participate in the FFD challenge, you must create your own project inspired by any of the following from the April Friday Fun Day projects:

Overall Design

Color Combination

Title of the Project

Use of Embellies

for a chance to WIN our May kit, "Spring Soiree"

Be sure to post your project to InLinkz gallery at the end of this post no later than May 2nd! You can post any kind of project (layout, card, altered item, home decor, etc.) that has been inspired by any of the April Friday Fun Day Challenges


Jessica here with you today for a little tutorial in getting your hands dirty!

Supplies needed:

* Acrylic Paint

* Foam Paint Brush

* Alpha Stickers / Thickers

* Fine Tip Pen

* Straw

* Desired supplies for your project (patterned papers, stickers, pictures, punches, ribbon, chipboard, etc.)

I used the April Lucky Girl Kit - "A Boy & His Toys" for this layout. We've got a select few left in the store - be sure to get yours before they're gone!

To start, I laid out my Thickers in the desired pattern (mine happened to be inspired by a Target wall decor item I came across last week). I added a few paint spots to the page and blew them into dramatic shapes using the straw.

Once your pattern or title is laid out, paint over the section. I only added a little bit of paint to my brush, then did it back and forth both horizontally and vertically.

Once your paint is dry, trace your letters with a fine tip pen. It works better if you do this while the letters are still in place. Once that's complete, carefully peel the letters off the page.

From there, I completed my title with contrasting letter stickers and a hand-cut heart, then completed the rest of my layout. I must admit, it's pretty fun getting messy once in a while! I kind of revel in the perfect little imprefections of this kind of project.

Let's see what kind of mess you can create into a work of hear! Ready, set, GO!


  1. Love this, you come up with the greatest ideas!

  2. I never thought to do this with paint. Good idea! Nice page, too. :) And I recognized the Target wall decor inspiration immediately! I actually bought that piece of decor for my son's room. :)

  3. oh my goodness love love love this.

  4. so fabulous! love this technique!


    I don't see the inlinkz thingee on this post, so I'm just going to add my link here! It's the second layout down - the egg one!



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