Summer officially ends for us tomorrow as my daughter begins her first day of FIRST grade! Wow!
It's been a great summer full of lots (and I mean lots) of activities to keep the kiddos busy and while I've enjoyed all the time together, I've missed not having as much time to play around on paper. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we'll soon ease into new routines and I'll find more "me" time :)
I did manage to play along with CSI case #33 and eek out a page at the last minute...
|Evidence: liquid medium, woodgrain, sand like stuff, white background, metal|
and metal. Testimony: journaling strips
I've always loved this photo of my oldest daughter! Whenever I see it I smile...it's full of just the right mix of happy, adventure, and magic and I really hope that is how my oldest will feel about her childhood when she someday looks back on it.
|Prima flowers and sentiment tag. Washi tape from Gauch Alchemy. Dripped|
ink from TA (beige) and Distress Stain (blue).
|Splatters by Distress Stains.|
Most of the work on this page was with the background. I started with gesso, added stamps, sprayed and dripped TA and Distress Stains and added splatters. I took scenic sand and mixed it with a gel medium until I got the desired consistency and applied it with my palette knife.
The one piece of background paper I embossed with a woodgrain die. I added some Ranger glossy accent drops for the "water splashes".
But wait, there's more.......
True XOXO Scrapbooking is holding their challenge of Olympic Proportions through August...that's still 6 days to go everyone! So get on over and play along! Here was my take on the challenge. I obviously used the Olympic rings as my inspiration:)
|Faber Castell gelatos and washi tape by Gauche Alchemy.|
I drew circles of different sizes onto watercolor paper using Faber Castell gelatos and brushed over them with liberal amounts of water.