Friday, October 1, 2010

sharing my october gallery

it's OCTOBER! i have been looking forward to october, a new month, a fresh start, my mom's birthday :)

i was so busy posting my layouts in all my online galleries, i forgot to post them on my blog! oops. so without further adeui, here are my october layouts/projects.

first off we have my 8x8 canvas. this is inspired by the artist leigh standley, aka curly girl. i've been a huge fan of her work, i buy her magnets and have her calendar on the wall right next to the computer. her style is just funky and always makes me smile. i tried to infuse her look into this project. i started with the maya road window, then searched for quotes on windows (i was NOT going to do a window-to-my-soul sort of layout :D), found this great one by mark twain, worked out a design and started cutting. very fun to put together.





remember that chair picture i posted last week? well this is the result. i'm pretty pleased with my cute chair :)

next comes the experiment in art. i had originally wanted to use the AC letters for the title, but then i thought it would be fun to spray them w/ mr. huey. when i was blotting them off w/ a tissue, i thought it would be fun to try and super saturate them, then using them as a stamp, having the mist bleed through and give me a cool looking title. well, it worked but not quite as well as i'd hoped. then i flipped the page over and saw it looked kind of cool backward, it was confusing, just like the conversation. so i went with the backside, and just started throwing things together. crazy experiment is all i can say :) the story is the funniest, so i'm glad i got it scrapped. i was listening to the abbott/costello skit "who's on first." it was just as funny as this conversation. :)

and finally, my nana layout. this one made me cry, but in a good way. i painted the text paper w/ white paint, stitched the journaling lines w/ pink thread, decided the pink wasn't pink enough, sprayed some pink mist on a tissue and wiped it across the painted surface. it gave a cool mottled effect then i did it again with silver mist. then i started writing. finished off w/ hand cut flowers and buttons. i'm really pleased with this one.

supplies used for these layouts and all the ones that didn't make it to the finish line this month include:

kits start shipping next week, so you still have this weekend to add to your order w/o any extra shipping charges. just a reminder that there are still pink-slipped stamps in the shop, so if you've been considering them, now's the time to get them :)

    (a little bird tells you to watch my blog on sunday.)

    and my final bit of news is this first day of a new month: i was honored to be the guest designer for my little shoebox. it was a dream to work with erin yamabe, and a good challenge for me to put together layouts and projects using the very happy and cheerful papers and products. bits and pieces of my work will be posted each thursday in october, so check it out!

    11 comments:

    alexandra s.m. said...

    Great post Em and wonderful L.Os!
    Mega CONGRATS for the Little Shoebox ;-)

    Monika Wright said...

    I really need to figure out all this misting stuff and get out there and buy some. MLS, woo hoo. Can't wait to see what you post!

    ~Sasha Farina~ said...

    i love that first canvas mle!

    erin said...

    i am such a fan...thank you so much for being our GUEST!

    lisa truesdell said...

    beautiful pages, emily!

    Mandie said...

    LOVE your pages, emliy. love them ALL! i really love that top one because, how cute is that?! seriously!

    jamie said...

    the one with the chair, that is so matisse! matisse is my favorite.

    The Pitts said...

    I loved your "a misunderstanding" page...I never thought to scrap one of these 'parent trying to understand child' conversations. At Chad's age we have plenty! And it looks like that won't stop for a while ;-)

    Maria Gurnsey said...

    I was flipping through the latest issue of CK and your layouts kept catching my eye...then I realized..hey this is a Colorado chick...ME TOO! Thanks for all the inspiration...I'm a follower now :)

    ZoezMom said...

    Absolutely beautiful journalling in Pink Lady Style. You had me giggling at "a misunderstanding" and grabbing a tissue with your very next layout. Good stuff.

    Michelle said...

    Eeek! your pages are so full of yummy goodness, Emily. :) Love your writing!! Awesome.