Sunday, July 11, 2010
Sketches of you - July Kit
***Pages In Time July kit**** There was so much great stuff in this month's kit. My DD wanted to go through everything with me. So, I let her help me decide what would be used on this page. I did "do you like this or that" and that is how this page came to be. Robin Shakoor provided a sketch and as usual I'm really close, but ended up a little off the beaten path.
First, the two photos. I uploaded them to www.photofunia.com. This website is soooooo easy to use. I picked the effect that I wanted, uploaded the photo, saved it to my desktop and then printed it out. Easy peasy lemon squeezie!!! The effect I used on these two photos is called pencil sketch; hence the name "Sketches of you". To me this photo has a bit of a girly, Old West look to it, minus all of the cowboy stuff. Something about the colors.......hmmmm.
I'm sure that you all recognize the Prima flowers. In case you don't, they are the little greenish colored roses and that great big, gorgeous gray flower. These flowers came in my kit along with a lot of other gorgeous Prima.
The butterfly is from a file that I have. I printed out one large and one small, covered it in Rock Candy Stickles and while it was still wet I lightly dusted it in fine white glitter. I used pewter colored pearls on one and teal on the other. The pewter pearls came with my kit. All of the flourishes I cut using svg files. I inked them up and added pearls. Also in my kit was this gorgeous rub on. It went so well with the paper that my DD insisted we find a way to use it. So, I rubbed it on along the right side. I also used a water distressing technique to give the paper that folded-wrinkled look.
The sketch called for the use of buttons and a ribbon. My DH's Grandmother had a collection of buttons that was given to me. All of the buttons on this page are from her collection, even the button in the center of the ribbon. The wood looking buttons are actually wood! How cool is that?!
Well, I hope you enjoyed this page as much as I did making it with my DD. I think she has great style and will soon be turning out some gorgeous work of her own! TFL!!
Posted by Lisa Bardou at 9:21 PM