Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder

So this layout gave me a swift kick in my rump. This thing has been sitting on my craft desk for about 2 weeks. I wanted it to be perfect. But when I finally said to myself that I didn't care if it were perfect I just wanted it done so I could move on, that's when I completed the project. Whew it feels good!!!

What I did to the picture is opened it in a editing program and made everything black and white except for what my son had on that day. Here is the result:

The words " I hope you never lose your sense of" I printed them out on cream color paper, inked the edges using Tea Dye distress ink and pop dotted just some of the words.
Oh I think this fence is ultra cool! This is the first time that I had played with the Tim Holtz distress crackle paint. I used the Picket Fence color. I put two coats on it so the cracks would be defined. After it dried and cracked, I LIGHTLY rubbed my finger over it using Tea Dye distress ink to emphasize the cracks in it. Then I again used my finger to go around the edges in Broken China distress ink. I made the roses on the fence and used a thin ribbon as my vine.

I did alot of first time techniques on this LO. The word "wonder" has to be my favorite technique applied to the entire LO. I used ghost letters by Heidi Swapp for the word and then played around with alcohol inks for the very first time. I am now in LOVE!!! I used the color Stream from the Nature Walk pack. I dabbed it to coat the entire letter with blue. Then I went back over it after it had dried and dabbed it again. I didn't know what it would turn out like but I'm so happy with the results. I don't know if you can see in the picture below but they came out looking like water droplets. Ultra cool!!!

Thanks for looking!!!

1 comment:

  1. OMG! This is Amazing!!!! So many techniques!! I love the picture!!!! I need to start and do a beach lo soon!! you inspired me to do so!!!
    AMAZING LO!!!!!

    Love all the details!!
    I love your blog to! And I became a follower!
    I need to see more of your work!!!
    Have a great one!