Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Recent layouts - trying new things

Finally spending time with my paper again! Here are some of my latest projects:

Title: Nurture this relationship

There are several new-to-me techniques in this layout:
1) Write your journaling about something other than what is conveyed in the picture. The picture is from our trip to Canada, but the journaling is more about how my sister and I want to live closer to each other.
2) The 6x12 size.
3) I used Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen to dye the paper that I journaled on.
4) I purposely used ribbon in a new way.
5) Not a new technique, but a new mantra - I am trying to use up what I have. The "nurture" epoxy sticker is part of a set I have had *forever* and I am glad to finally be using it!

Working Title: Grape Stomp

Trying something different with this one as well. I used brown rhinestones to continue the strand of lights in the photograph and clustered my photos in a way I don't normally do. I am debating whether this needs a title above the rhinestones -- I don't know what it should say though and none of the letters I currently have would work. I don't really want to hand write it either, so I'm leaving it as is for now. I consider it an experiment in white space : )

And a sneak peek at Week in the Life in its current form - I'm getting close to done!


  1. Very nice layouts! Love the subtle colors. I am totally impressed with your quilting projects - beautiful! Someday, I will learn to quilt. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog.

  2. oh wow -- love what you did with the rhinestones continuing the lights!