Saturday, February 13, 2010

a Page for Donna by Jennifer

This page was in my head for a few months until I could sit down and figure out how to execute it--Donna sent me these awesome underwater photos of her daughter in a swimming pool and I just kept thinking "mermaid" every time I looked at them!

Donna is really an "artist" and I knew I wanted to do something really cool for her page -- there is NO paper on this page at all and I am a "scrapbooker at heart" I like to say. This whole Lucky 13 process has really challenged me to get out of my box, try new things, and push my own creative envelope.

When you're a ribbon collector like me sometimes it is hard to part with your stash (even if you have an obscene amount of ribbon like me!) but this page was all about ribbon. Last year I did a class using Glimmer Mist where I created a beach page featuring ribbons I twisted to look like kelp and I knew that look would be perfect for these photos. Easy to do on paper, not easy to attach to canvas. Glue dots (my best friend) and canvas really aren't friends so I had to sew the ribbon to the page.

After the "kelp" was on I added Prima e-Line Pearls that I colored with Copic Markers to look like bubbles in the water. The Thickers and My Little Shoebox letters are attached with Aleene's No Sew Fabric Glue - again, with canvas some things just don't want to stick as well as I would like ;) The beaded leaves are a little secret from my stash...

When I showed Donna her page she gasped and I knew she loved it ;) That is such an awesome feeling--putting a lot of thought and love into a design and having the person who receives it be just so delighted to see it. I'm still smiling from showing her her page ;)



  1. That is a stunning page love the colors and all the warm in these peaks.

  2. Jennifer, love the beading and handwork here. You are talented.
    Just changed the name of my blog. I'm following your blog. Would you follow mine? Then I can get directly to yours from mine.
    Coleen (swap-bot)

  3. this is one of my the colors.