Thursday, May 27, 2010
If pictures say a thousand words why do yours leave me speechless
This month's kit is stunning to say the least! It features GCD Studios Ella Blue Collection and it is gorgeous.
This is a photo of my DD heading down to the beach when we were at The Outer Banks. Every time I look at this photo I think of hope, dreams, wishes, possibilities and potential. I'm sure all she is thinking about is where she is going to build her castle, but to me this photo says so very much more. The tag at the bottom says "If pictures say a thousand words why do yours leave me speechless". Pretty much sums it up.
I did this lo following the June Sketch Challenge over at Swirlydoos. It is a sketch by the lovely Beggahuna. As you all know by now, I really struggle with sketches, BUT, another very talented and wonderful sketch artist, Alda (aka Flying Unicorn) told me once that a sketch should be nothing more than an inspiration. Thanks Alda, you gave me the permission I needed to not "duplicate" a sketch...so much. So, this is my inspired version of Beggahuna's sketch.
This lo also features Dusty Attic. I can't tell you how much I love this stuff! It is that beautiful clock in the upper left corner. I inked that with Faded Denim and Walnut Stain Distress ink and then lightly sprayed it with Antique Brass and Graphite Glimmer Mist. I distressed the center circle and stamped it with a stamp that came in the kit. The green and brown grass-like flourishes were cut using an svg file I found. The green is actually cut using white paper and I used distress inks to give them their color. The brown ones are cut using brown paper. I then decided to take some pearl bling strings (that's my name for them) and stick them to the grass flourishes. They needed a little embellishing. The pin was also in my kit and so was the center blue flower which is a flora doodle flower. The two end blue flowers I made using some of the blue coordinating paper that came with the kit. I inked them up with Faded Jeans to give the blue a deeper color and then inked the edges with walnut stain. The lace is by Prima. Here are some close up shots.
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