This is indeed a time of miracles! The excitement of keeping the news to myself during the past few weeks have been really nerve wrecking. As the news was released over at TCR this morning, I can let the cat out of the bag too - I'VE BEEN ACCEPTED AS DT!!! I have no words to describe the joy and pride I feel having been given this second opportunity to work with the awesomely talented ladies of the DT.
I am very humbled by the faith they show me and extremely nervous to play in such stellar company. Still, I cannot be but who I am and if anything of what I create can bring the ittiest bit of inspiration or pleasure to anyone, I am truly truly happy. I thank you all!
The other DT member to be announced, is the talented Kerry Murray. She makes the most lovely lovely floral pages imaginable.
So, firstly to the palette #67 itself. We are in the Family Room this week and the colours are Chamois Brown, Mint Green, Cement and Charcoal. Rather challenging at first glance but boy can you create something wonderful using more or less of some speficic colours as you will see if you check out what the girls have come up with HERE ON TCR
This is what I came up with.
The lovely lovely wisp of a girl in the photo is the daughter of our friends. I made the LO as a gift to her parents.
I have no clue what the papers are, had them in my stash without any reference to the line. MME?
Recently I've invested in some chippies from Dusty Attic, Imaginarium Designs and Maxine's Melange. Fabulously fun to alter them with mists and paint and whatever comes up in your mind.
The flourish that I've used here is from DA. I started by misting it in TA Sand + Crème de Cocoa + Suede + Patina + Clover to get as close as possible to the Chamois of the palette before touching it up with Shimmerz Blingz in Jilted Jade and Stickles Waterfall.
A centre of Prima blooms to start with, some golden stamens tucked in. Then I cut-out leaves from Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden and paired them with chippie twigs from Maxine's Melange. The chippies I first painted in TH crackle paint in Peeled Paint before touching up the leaves with chalk in Chestnut Roan. It gives them the matted effect that I wanted. The buttefly is from Imaginarium Designs and I've only used Stickles Gold on it.
The chippie frame at the bottom is from Imaginarium Designs and here I used crackle paint in Picket Fence and Rock Candy before adding some Shimmerz Blingz in the same Jilted Jade as on the flourish. The alphas forming the title are Anna Griffin Francesca.
I also want to share a card that I made for my MIL's 86th birthday, which was yesterday. We drove her to special places that she wanted to visit and it was a day of many memories, some really sad and others very happy ones. Even being close to 90, the wrongdoings of her childhood are still very painful. Good thing is we also visited places where she had spent the happiest moments of her life as newly married with the light of her life, her newborn, only child (my DH).
The papers and ribbon are all from Danish Tilda. The white fabric bloom is a TH Tattered Floral and a gift from my lovely scrappy friend Scrapbooktiner aka Doreen in the UK. Thank you darling!
I misted the centre and some petals of the fabric bloom in TA Tattered Rose. The centre is a left over carnation from a Prima vine. A green organza ribbon and some golden stamens.
Well, I think that's enough of groundbreaking news for today. It's Friday and the fridge is echoing empty. Time for major grocery shopping with hubbs, not much exciting happening in my life today. Wish you all a wonderful weekend wherever you may be! Thank you so much for having a peek! will be visiting you soon, promise.