I wanted to share a page I almost threw in the garbage this week.
With my track record that usually means everyone will like it.
Not fishing for compliment,
just admitting that I don't have all the answers (obviously! LOL!)
The new Crate Paper DIY Shop line has me DROOLING!
I combined it with a couple of older favorites from Jenni Bowlin.
The final effect seems dreary.
Let me know what you think ok?
|My Leica is at the shop FINALLY getting cleaned (after 2 years of sticky buttons) so I shot this page with my husband's iPad. It's incredibly difficult to shoot straight with one of those plate-like things. I did my best.|
|Materials: Jenni Bowlin Tickets paper, Crate Paper stripes paper, CoreDinations Jenni Bowlin embossed paper, |
A Flair For Buttons Project Life flair and arrows flair, Crafter's Workshop Urban Landscape stencil,
banners from Basic Grey and Maya Road, Prima Stamp Press and black chalk ink, Ranger black crackle paint,
Montana white paint marker (which turned green when I used it over the Ranger crackle paint. It wasn't dry yet)
How in the WORLD does Anna Maria Wolniak get all that water color paint on her pages without warping her paper????
Between the gesso and the uneven machine stitch my page is more of an S shape.
And that K & Co washi?
Love the print but the darned thing can't lay down flat even with stitches AND Zip Dry holding it down.
|Adding the buttons and the twine was a last minute idea.|
I love how the final page looks finished without a lot of
my usual last minute fussy cutting of random elements.
My goal for 2013 year is to sharpen my technique skills.
I want to be able to cut a script word with my Cameo and stitch the center following the font.
I'm a LONG way from my goal!
Then again, if I were to throw this out for "mistakes" it would have lasted all of 5 minutes.
Literally every step involved a screw up that I had to FORCE myself to overlook.
One thing I love about it is the diagonal border.
I could do that to every single one of my pages and never have enough.
Buttons are RAD!!! On everything!
|SPRING FEVER!!!! HA!|