Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mothers & Daughters

Hello - happy almost end-of-summer! My girls don't start back to school until after Labor's been a quick summer (again!) It seems like only yesterday - but it was June - that I went to my DD Marli's 8th grade graduation - much like Gloria attended her daughter's graduation too! That's one of the reasons I so enjoyed creating this page - I had the same experience at around the same time!When I see pictures that are so beautiful like this, I typically don't feel like I need to overdo a layout. But I really wanted to make it pretty. The canvas is easy to work with. I have painted it, sewn it, and now Glimmer-Misted it, and I love all the effects. This is two of the newest colors of G-Mist - Peppermint Stick and Pashmina. I offset the pinks and purples with bright yellow and blue...just because. ;) And while I typically add flowers as the go-to, this time I took some organdy ribbon and scrunched it into little ruffles, which sort of reminded me of a party (or graduation) dress! It's just so girly....
Little girls grow up so fast...this was fun to do. By the way, I am working next on a page for Jennifer Priest and I have a lot of pictures of her son. Hmmmmm little boys next!?!?!?!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Keep This... By Elena for Cheryl

I got some pictures from Cheryl in May and I have been working on them ever since. For a while it was planning in my head, then I got to putting it on the canvas and boy did it just keep evolving! I really love the finished project.
There is tons and tons of texture. I painted the back ground green, then covered it with tons of crystal lacquer while it was wet and added diamond dust. Then when it dried, I used a spatula and smoothed some orange paint mixed with copper over it. I love the way it made it look like sand paper kind of. I learned the spatula trick from Nina at an art gathering. I am soooo not a painter and it made so much sense. keeps the paint just on the peaks!

I had some raffle tickets on my table from the Scrapbook Royalty Black White and Craft All Over event. They all said KEEP THIS TICKET and were all different colors! Perfect! KEEP THIS is exactly what I wanted to say about Cheryl's Daughter Abby. I just love her.

I wanted even more 3-d element because I can never get enough... so I made this butterfly/dragonfly whatever it is with raffia and some vintage buttons. I can't wait to show the whole page. At the end of this journey!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Aim for the target

Layout Created By Jane for Stephanie Ackerman When Stephanie sent this photo to me of her hubby Kenzie, I knew I had to match the layout with all the great personality in his expression- as it popped out at me;)

after masking and painting the yellow started to look like a paint ball splat:::

so I added some solder splats that I am always accidentally making when soldering charms::

trying to pull it all together I than added some homemade soldered links on the far left,

had fun working with this photo, creating a "chain reaction"(tee hee)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Lucky 3 at the Provocraft Gypsy Gala

I was lucky enough to spend time with Elena and Candice at the Gypsy gala. I of course decided we needed a video of the event. i should have asked someone with a steadier hand to take the camera from me. I am so happy we were able to hangout. Oh did I mention that Provocraft gave us each a gypsy and a new cartridge too cool. This thing is the bomb I can not wait to get mine and start playing. Have a great day.