Love love love the colors in the main kit this month! So sweet and happy! I used my favorite element - circles! are you surprised? LOL.
Can't get enough of circles. I love layering them up like that, adding bits and pieces, here and there. That anchor flair was my starting point for this layout :)
I'm sure you have seen the youtube video of Katrina Kenison and her Ordinary Days. Her words spoke to me, like it's meant for me you see, so I really want to document that.
Played with watercolors on this layout. Once I'm happy with what I have, I let it dry and then typed out the quote. I stitched the letter R when I realize that I ran out, but still wanting to use that particular set of alphas for this layout.
I really love the stamp in Orion. *sigh* I decided to use one of our latest family photo taken enroute to Singapore from Seoul last month.
I wanted to use the cork chevron on the layout, but I feel like I need them to be 'anchored' to something - so I handstitched the diagonal lines and then my life is complete. LOL. (or I'm just so addicted to stitching, maybe? LOL)
I adore the wood veneer sheet! I can't bear to cut it up more than I should, but since I scrap 8.5 x 11, I still have some left to play with, so I ran it through my big shot to get the two butterflies.
I used my typewriter for the journaling - works perfectly. And oh, as you can see, I hand-stitched on the wood background too. I love how versatile the wood veneer sheet is!
You are so very loved was traced from one of the card in PL kit. I used the card as a guide to pierce the stitching holes - can't help it, as I love the swirly handwriting so so much :)
I still have the card - I can see myself using it to stitch a couple more times for other layouts. Why waste a good template eh? :)
I used the V pattern mask as a stamp here, with White Mister Huey as my 'ink'. I love the 'barely there' look I got and decided to play with the watercolors! While the white mist is still wet, I just dipped a little color onto it and let it spread and blend. The pastel marbled effect is so pretty! :)
Totally a 'what was i thinking' moment. LOL. That was what I thought when I see Neha being so high up in the sky! That was the only time the girls got to go parasailing, maybe that one time experience sobered mommy up. LOL.
I love that anchor. In love with that anchor more like it! Glad I waited to scrap these photos until now :) Some sort of symbolism since I didn't capture the boat that was pulling Neha + the parachute :)
I made my own background for this layout, using the circle stamp in Big Dipper. I randomly stamped the circle with versamark and embossed them in white before adding the mist. I spray the mist onto my kraft skeet and very lightly put my white cardstock facedown, making sure some parts stay white for the marbled effect. It's a gamble every time, but I love how no two pieces can ever be the same using this technique. Once I'm happy with the background, I gave the embossed parts a good wipe with some tissues.