Sunday, 6 January 2013

Miss Congeniality 2012

The show us your stuff challenge for January is to be inspired by this awesome image.
And of course as always to use handmade goodies.

Our sponsor for this month is Moulds by Mel.
Mel was kind enough to send us Moulds to design with this month. Here is a little bit about Moulds by Mel.

"Moulds by Mel was established in the early part of 2012. It has been an idea I have been playing with in my head for a few years now, but only this year took the leap to make it a reality. The main drive for me in creating this product is to provide an avenue for creative people to customise their own embellishment. Be they for paper crafting, Home D├ęcor or Jewellery making. How many times have you wanted to use something on your project only for it to be just not the right colour? Well with these moulds and either Wax, Clay, Utee or Resin the possibilities for these moulds are really endless. Colouring your shapes are easy, once they have had a coat or two of gesso, you can colour them with any mediums you already have in the cupboard at home. Inks, paint, Glimmer Mist, pastels, chalks, watercolour pencils, you name it. Go fourth and customise! "

I played with this gorgeous mould on my layout.

I used this fabulous tutorial using a glue gun , and the glue sticks in it to fill the mould, it was so quick and easy and meant that I didn't need to go out and buy clay to use the mould. I made two lots of this particular mould and when dry they popped out so easily and I lightly painted them to add colour.
Thanks so much Eb for sharing the link.

So from the image I was inspired by the turquoise and chocolate and the bird motif. Here is my DT example layout;

My hand made items are the mould I used by Moulds by Mel , a charms creations heavenly heart and a greatest view badge.

Products used:
Basic grey patterned paper and alphas
Manor house creations flowers
Tattered angels glimmer mist
Typo washi tape
Ribtex bird
Diva flower, cut from headband
Vintage doilies
Acrylic paints
Hot glue gun and glue sticks



  1. Love all the drips on this - what fun!! I think your page is as delicious as the inspo pic ;-). I haven't used those molds before, you make them sound so inviting and easy :D :D

  2. Wow! This is totally gorgeous Sarah! Just love everything about it. xx

  3. Thanks so much Chloe and Marelize xx

  4. Oh WOW!!! This is fantastic!!!! I love it to bits!!! :D