Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lucky Green for Melissa

Designed by Jennifer Priest
Photographs by Melissa Kennedy

I'm catching up on my Lucky 13 pages--woohoo! I created this page for Melissa. She sent me photos from the dinner we had at CHA Winter 2009--we all met up at the Paradise Pier hotel by Disneyland to have dinner & chat in person. Our next date is January 2010! WOW it seems far away but then again, I cannot believe it is April already--January will be here before we know it!

Melissa's favorite color is green (and I love it too) so it was fun to create this page on the "lucky" theme with all sorts of green and lucky embellies. This page also helped me a tad bit with my green flower dilemma--trying to figure out what to do with all the green flowers that come in multi-packs of paper flowers. Use them as flowers! Duh?! he...he...he....

I'm not an art expert but I have found that I love mixing colors that are next to each other in the rainbow (or color wheel if you prefer). Yellow pages look awesome with a little bit of orange. Orange makes a red page POP! A little purple makes a moodier blue page, and a little bit of blue, makes a green page prettier. So on this page I worked in a little bit of blue.

Since we are using canvas for this project I figured I'd do a little sewing. Just like doodling, if you draw/stitch more than one line, any boo-boos or waves will be disguised--it will look like you planned it that way. I stitched around the edge of the canvas using turquoise thread, about 6 times all the way around. For more details about how I made this page, please check out my blog.

Thanks for looking and happy creating!