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Monday, April 9, 2012

A Bunny layout for Spring!

I created this layout for a couple of challenges, one at Swirlydoos, and one at Flying Unicorn.

The bunny itself, was created by a friend of mine who does Pointillism artwork.  The patience that it takes to do this is amazing.  Double click on the picture to bring it closer and you will see that it was made by applying small dots of colour, one at a time!!  Thank you Rachel for giving me such a beautiful picture to work with.

I had fun with my Martha Stewart punches and used a variety of them for this:  Wildflower, Cherish, and Branch.  The fern-like leaves were done with a PoppyStamps die called "Meadow Leaf".

I found this technique to color the Dusty Attic chipboard frame, and used Lindy's Stamp Gang "Magicals" paints in the following colours:  Blue Hawaiian, Fuzzy Navel Peach, My Mojito Green, and Cosmopolitan Pink.

The daisies were made using Heartfelt Creations stamp set Daisy Patch Flowers and misted with Tattered Angels "Vintage Pink" Glimmer Mist.

For the background of the layout, I used a Prima mask and misted it with Tattered Angels "Frost" Glimmer Mist.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I'm hosting a challenge at Swirlydoos!

I'm very excited today as I've just posted all the rules for the first challenge I've ever hosted at Swirlydoos!  You need a Swirlydoos kit to participate, but there's a few kits still for sale in the Boutique.  Head over there, pick yourself up one, and join in the fun.  You'll find all the details of my challenge here.

Here's the layout I used for a sample.

These pictures are of my daughter, Melanie, 6 years ago when she graduated from high school.  She has been studying at SAIT in Calgary, the past couple of years, for a Chemical Engineering Diploma and has done so well, and enjoys it so much, that she has decided to move down to Butte, Montana in the fall and pursue a Degree in Mechanical Engineering. I will miss her deeply, as she has turned into a wonderful companion, but I watch her leave with pride because I know she has strong wings carrying her, and she will, indeed, achieve the lofty goals she has set for herself.

The flowers that I've used on these were from a tutorial by Lisa Gregory.  They took awhile to make due to drying, painting, etc, but they are so pretty they were definitely worth it.  Here is a closer picture of the flowers.

The Dusty Attic chipboard was painted, very simply, with Pumpkin Smooch.

Around the edges of the photos, I created a "feathered" look with Distress Stain "Picket Fence".

I made an error on this layout, and had to cover it up by misting with Glimmer Mist "Midnight Blue", and I liked the effect so much that I let loose and misted everywhere!  LOL.  You will be able to see it better by clicking on the layout picture and enlarging it.  Thank heavens for mistakes .... you learn so much from them!

I hope everyone is having a nice April 1st and that you didn't have any tricks played on you!