Friday, July 26, 2013

I've Got the Blues

Happy CHA! It's exciting to see all the new paper lines that'll be coming out... it's also going to be a lesson in self control. Seriously, who needs to purchase three different Christmas lines in one year? Been there, done that. So this year I'm going to do better. *crosses fingers* I already didn't buy any 4th of July papers, I went last year without buying Halloween paper, and the goal is the same for this year. Anyhow, circling back around to CHA; Two Peas in a Bucket has challenges up now to go along with CHA. I saw the posting Wednesday night and I'm proud to say I finished a page last night for the first challenge of "use one color". I'm a sucker for water paper and most things blue so it seemed like a good jumping off point. Plus, we took a trip to the Dunes over 4th of July so I had some nice beach pictures.

The paper is Echo Park's "A Perfect Summer" and a piece from October Afternoon's "Midway". For the challenge you could use neutrals too so I mixed in kraft stickers from Crate's "Pier" line and the little wooden sailboat from Studio Calico.

Usually everything gets inked with my Chestnut Roan chalk ink, but this time I brushed a white paint dauber along all the edges. The paint reminds me of white caps and then the splatters make me think of ocean spray. Isn't it amazing sometimes how much thought goes into our pages?


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Project 12: June

I'm back on track with Project 12! Other projects not so much, but one thing at a time. I'm making a special 6x8 book for all the summer festivities so I used this June spread as a way to highlight the basics. The other book will have more detail and journaling. This month had game night, garden surprises, and two weekends at the lake. The paper used is Echo Park's "A Perfect Summer" line. A lot of the sticker embellishments are theirs too, plus my usual October Afternoon letters. (Might have to get more soon, my "e's" are getting low in certain colors.

Here's the left hand page and some detail close ups. It talks about game night and around the house stuff.


Here's the right hand page. Left portion of it is a weekend at the lake with my parents and the right portion is when my friend and her family visited the lake. These are just a few of my favorite pictures. The 6x8 book will have a lot more photos.

For the two bottom slots, I did 4x6 collage photos so each one shows three 2x4 photos. That way I could show more pictures. Keeping it simple and focusing on the pictures.