Thursday, August 23, 2012

Color My Heart challenge #12-olive, blush & hollyhock

This was one of those projects I had big plans for that didn't work out quite the way I wanted and I was a little frustrated but posted it to the Color My Heart challenge anyway thinking I would work on it a bit more over the weekend, but I just couldn't get it out of my head.  Next thing I knew I was elbow deep in paper, ink and bling but I was much happier with the finished pages and this was the first traditional (vs. digital) layout I have finished in some time.  Anyway, hopefully this will make my family happy too as my husband has asked more than once if I am ever really going to use "all that stuff."  LOL

So here is the link to see the other entries at Color My Heart which were very inspiring, as always:

Details:  The challenge called for using Olive, Blush, and Hollyhock and I used those colors of cardstock as well as some Colonial White.  I used Olive ink and the August Stamp of the Month, Baroque Borders, on the left page and cut out an oval frame using the AP cartridge to mount the picture.  I also used the  AP cartridge to cut the scallop borders in Hollyhock and mounted them behind the strip of Blush and again, using the AP, I cut several different frame shapes to mount the other pictures.  I sponged the 1st small frame with Blush, alternated Blush and Hollyhock brads for the 2nd frame, just edged the 3rd frame in Blush, and sponged the 4th in Hollyhock and added some white adhesive pearls to each corner of that frame.  I used the Keepsake Alphabet for the title and one of the flowers from the Card Chatter stamp set.  I placed the negative spaces from the center of the frames in line with each photo but below the title and plan to use those for my journaling and I may go back and ink those edges too, depending on how they look once I've written on them.
One last note, the photos are of my daughter when she was younger. I really miss those days, now she's a senior in high school and is almost always in jeans and tee shirts now but in my heart she will always be my little girly girl.
Thanks for looking & happy crafting! Annette

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Annette, What a pretty layout! I love your tone-on-tone stamping and how you used the stamp of the month. Very nice.