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September 23, 2016

Loving This *Not!

Hi there!

Trying to take a photo of your teenager can be a bit of a challenge.  (ok. She's 20 but it's not much better.) Today I am sharing a page of my daughter who did NOT want to take this photo. 


Papers: Pink Paislee; Embellishments: Pink Paislee, Crate Paper, American Crafts, Heidi Swapp; Bo Bunny

I used C'est la Vie and Paige Evans, Fancy Free from Pink Paislee and they worked very well together.  The two large flowers are fussy cut from a Fancy Free piece of patterned paper and they are the last two flowers from the only piece of paper I purchased.  I SO should have bought another sheet.  I adore those flowers.

This is a pretty simple layout but I love it so much.  Partly because it came together so quickly for me (that doesn't happen very often) and partly because that photo of Julia makes me laugh out loud.

Thanks for looking!
Sylvie

September 18, 2016

Key to Life - Art Journal

Hi there!

Today I am sharing an art journal entry inspired by Wilna Furstenberg ArtVenture mini class.



I started this page using some embossing paste with a Dylusions stencil.  Once it was dry, I sprayed the surface with water and while it was still wet, I sprayed Mr. Huey's and Dylusions mist over it all.  The water allows the mist to blend and flow to create new colours.  I only used coral, yellow and fushia, but the colours blended to make the orange and purple colours.  It's very pretty in real life.

I thought the colours of Wilna's flowers worked so well with my background.  The white crepe paper is just a party streamer from the dollar store. I added die cuts from my stash of odds and sods.  They are a mixture of Crate Paper, Pink Paislee and Echo Park.

While creating the page, I started with a white doily from the grocery store, but it was too stark against the bright background.  So, I did the wet misting technique again.  I love the result and will have to do this technique again.

I had my hand at doodling to give more texture and fill in some gaps.  I need practice. As I have mentioned before, I am no artist.

Thanks for looking!
Sylvie

September 10, 2016

Shine Bright

Hi there!

Today I am up with a layout of my daughter's college graduation this spring.

Papers: Crate Paper, My Minds Eye, Pink Paislee; Embellishments: My Minds Eye,
Crate Paper, Pink Paislee; Fiskars punch; Heidi Swapp mist


The red in Julia's cap and gown were bright red in person, put looked pinkish in the photos. Luckily the My Mind's Eye My Story collection had a colour that matched perfectly.  I fussy cut the flowers from a piece of paper and didn't really have much to do after that! There is hidden journaling on the tag with the tassel behind the large photo.  Really.  If you can't use a tassel sticker on a graduation photo, when can you?? LOL!

Thanks for looking!
Sylvie