Tuesday, July 27, 2010

sitting around the summer camp fire

i'm in chicago right now, attending the summer CHA. but since i was highly organized this month, i preposted my layouts from the studio calico summer camp kit, and the adirondack addon. fell in love with the basic grey alpha in that kit. i more misting this month than i have in the past three. i think i've found a nice controlled way of applying it to my work, so yay!

this layout is about my grandmother. we don't know anything about the picture, but my mom's comment was priceless when i asked her about it, i decided to scrap it anyway. my grandma was a very strong woman, i learned so much from her and her example. she loved God and Jesus. she was thrifty. she was creative. she thirsted for knowledge. she never preached, just lived the way she knew she needed to live to be a righteous daughter of God. for her, i am thankful.

main kit, adirondack, cream mist, arch scallop and zig zag border punches

this layout is my all time favorite. i think it's because of the picture and the journaling. someone on the SC message boards had asked me about my new avatar, the journaling is my answer. then someone suggested i make a layout w/ it as well. this was born. it took some finagling, but the end result is exactly. captures the moment perfectly. do you love the hanging clouds as much as i do? :) and who knew, my eyes are faded jeans blue. :) i used the multi-medium gel to attach the journaling strips, i just wanted a rougher look. and the misting, ah, the misting. i did a bunch of layers with the two colors and love how it looks. it's an accessory now, i can do that.

supplies: main, adirondack, round binding edge, faded jeans, cream and bronze mists,

and this final layout happened by accident. i was inking the letters with the blending tool, when i finished, i looked at the scrap paper i was using and notice how much it looked like the blended colors in the swiss franc. i practiced a little and voila! i created a blended ink journaling block. i love it when an experiment works :) we are a goofy family, that's all i have to say about that.

a close up of the blending technique: main kit, adirondack, blending tool, mustard seed, peeled paint,
faded jeans, worn lipstick, and pumice, bumpy road punch.

and just a heads up, the june kit partly sunny is still not sold out as well as joyland. so if you think you missed out, you didn't :) but could.



Anonymous said...

your misting is awesome mle. love love the daily bread page..how cool. looking forward to following more misting adventures.. -hera

TheLegacyLady said...

Love the layouts - you have me thinking in paper...and that is a big thing! :) Hope you have a great time at CHA. :)

Kathy Martin said...

Terrific artsy pages! :)

Michelle said...

Oh, lovely pages Emily!! :) They're beautiful! And have a blast at CHA!

Keshka said...

Love your pages! The bread looks a lot like challah! Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my blog!

nicole said...

LOVE what you did with that blending tool. And, your eyes are SO blue in Perfect Day...is that their real color? Gorgeous! Fantastic job this month, Em. Enjoy CHA!

Laina Lamb said...

Love the little hanging clouds on Perfect Day. Great pages.
So glad to have met you in Chicago!

Lexi said...

These are beautiful!! Was such a treat meeting you and chatting at the SC booth this past week :) You are a lovely person!