I have just come home from a wonderful evening with my PA co-workers from the office. It's way past 09.00 p.m. and the sky is stilll blue, the sun is settling slowly on the horizon but it won't get completely dark in a while. The air is sweet and mild and the birds are crooning their evening song. Aaaahh!
Today I thought I'd share my DT page for CSI case file nbr 23 that I have called "Friendship Stitched With Love". Less wild experimenting than in my previous page for TCR, "Mr Right" and more feminine.
First the palette and prompts:
Our fabulous Michele Singh has created wonderful printables to match, that girl is just amazing!
I was set on creating something really girly and romantic with the photo in mind, but as often happens with my pages, it took an entirely different direction and ended up like this.
This is Rebekah, my scrappy friend from Florida and her maid of honour, Kimberly.
I cannot remember having used kraft background before but I think it gives a certain punch;
Before punching the borders I randomly used gold acrylic paint around all borders. Then I stamped in black archival ink with a couple of different stamps and smeared out Winsor & Newton glass beads texture gel. The punching was admittedly a bit hard but I got the uneven edges and texture that I was looking for as some bits of the punching ripped off entirely in the process and the gold showed very randomly around the edges.
Then I stuck the kraft sheet onto a chocolate brown cardstock and sprayed heavily with TA Dazzling Diamonds and Gold. The Dazzling Diamonds is what looks like a starlit sky/Milky Way. It really really shimmers beautifully IRL!
The evidence I have used are border punches, my something transluscent is this Hambly overlay and of course, no page would be complete without flowers!
The testimony is self evident, being a bride has to be the ultimate queen-of-the-day experience. I asked Rebekah to describe her friend Kimberly using the letters of her name, and this is what she said:
K is for Kindred spirit
I is for Illegal amounts of fun
M is for Magnetic personality
B is for Big-hearted
E is for Easy to talk to
R is for Receptive
L is for Lively artist
Y is for Young at heart
Some textural experiments on the chipboard flourish. Modelling paste does the trick to get that uneven yummie texture!
There you go; Friendship Stitched With Love!
It's been wonderful having you for a visit, thanks a bunch!