I really enjoyed working with the BB products and I also loved the challenge of working with the patterned paper by The Paper Loft. Dunno if you'd noticed before but I tend to not use a lot of patterned papers....shock!.. (a scrapbooker not using pps?!?) preferring instead to make my own backgrounds. So this was a change for me in a different direction (but hey, change is good!). In the end, I was pretty pleased with the hexagons.
So this page is about my mom, who at the youthful age of 61 (doesn't she look amazing!..oh please, oh please, let me inherit her skin!!) went zip lining for the FIRST time in Thailand!! Let's just say I fear heights about as much as possible so you'd NEVER catch me doing this! Needless to say, I really admired her for doing this :)
I started with papers from The Paper Loft’s HuckIeberry Pond collection. They were great to work with!…so many cute patterns in these beautiful neutral earth tones (think: swinging through trees in Thailand!). I applied gesso to the background cardstock followed by droplets of blue india ink and liquid acrylic which I sprayed with water to move around. Next I used my Silhouette to die cut patterned paper hexagons then distressed the edges.
Now it was time to play with Basically Bare goodies! I wanted to give those oh so cute trees a lot of texture so I painted the chipboard trunks brown, then embossed them with my Tim Holtz Alterations folder. I also did a bit of sanding to the raised area..loved the look! For the tree tops I chose canvas. I painted them one shade of green and then mixed paint (in a different green) and molding paste then applied the mixture over a Crafter's Workshop flower stencil on that canvas. More texture, yay!
My journaling is written on the scroll that the chipboard birdie is holding. I wanted to make her stand out against the neutrals so I gessoed then india inked her too. Her little acrylic wing got the embossing treatment for a little extra something! Lastly I took a Kuretake millennium pen and did some doodling around the bird, the photo, drew some hexagons and wrote my journaling.
That's it for today! Thank you all so much for your visit and comments!!
Oh and Happy Easter!!