Friday, January 29, 2010

oh, Joy !

Joy is the feeling you get when new papers you buy 
can actually work well with the pictures you have on hand ! 

I am so pleasantly surprised that I was able to easily create 2 layouts 
with the new G45 Le Romantique line  that I'm happy with , 
& I didn't have the entire line on hand , but certainly whatever I had was enough ! 

Some fun things I tried  here :

I used a Webster's Pages ruffled trim to form a circle
 & then attached 3 Prima rosebuds for the center. 
I used Diamond stickles on the edges of the white Prima roses here
 and then painted some Pixie Dust Shimmerz Blingz . 
For the title, I used an MME "Family' Life Story Tag , layered unto a G45 tag 
( which had the words Graphic 45 on it ,so nicely hiding it .)

I followed one of the edges of the Daydreams pp and cut out this unusual shape
 & then masked in the same shape by misting Avocado Maya Mist .
I tried painting on  Pixie Dust Blingz in a swirly pattern on the MME Life Story Kraft cardstock background.
( My Fave Kraft patterned cardstock at the mo ! ) 
Added some butterfly & rose cutouts from the different Le Romantique pps as embellishments , 
added Diamond stickles too on the rose. 

I am so appreciating the use of sepia toned pics currently -
 makes me wonder why I haven't used them more in the past ! 
I found some old forgotten trims and used them for a tone on tone look here.
In the same bag with the trims 
I had this lone white feather,
 so I happily added it on to continue the shabby chic look ! 

Loving the shimmerz in the Pixie Dust Blingz painted in a pattern here
 & all the other shiny goodness ! 
To add some interest to the smaller photo here
 I used an MME frame and layered it onto the peachy pink Tender Missives paper.
 I also have a Key to my heart tag under the photo which was also popped up on foam pads . 
The rose cutouts were great as handcut embellies & for use around the pics . 
Sure had fun with this creation ! 
Layout Design was inspired by LG's sketch for YSS . 

I leave you with a sneak peek
 of a hot air balloon made from scratch embellie - 
this here is just the basket -
 I used a Martha Stewart Deep Edge Garden Lattice punch to create the basket .
Being the first time I attempted this ,  I am not completely satisfied with the result 
which simply means I would be making more  in the near future ! woot ! 


Darien said...

Gorgeous Lo!!!! I Love it Pearl!!! YOu did Beautiful!!! love the design!!! Just stunning!!

Paula said...

The papers look really dreamy & definately go with the photographs. Love all the detail.

Mickey said...

It's so very very pretty!

BabyBokChoy said...

I love the soft colors and how unique your layouts always look! fantastic work and lovely sneak :)

Susan said...

Beautiful work and details. I love how you tell us how you made the embellishments ;) And I can't wait to see your hot air balloon in full splendour! Lol!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Debs said...

Hi Pearl, welcome to the ics team, looking forward to working with you

Audrey Pettit said...

Whoa, Pearl! Your page is STUNNING! I am seriously in love with it! Think it's probably my favorite piece of yours evah!
And can't wait to see the rest of your hot air balloon. You are rockin' it, my friend!

phamil said...

OMG, they go together perfectly!!! Love what you did with those papers! And I love the balloon too. Beautiful work as always!

Jennifer said...

Pearl, this LO is sooo BEAUTIFUL!! The detail is amazing!! It is so elegant! WOW!!! I like the idea of sepia photos. I might have to look into that???

Helen Tilbury said...

Woot woot Pearl! Cna't wait to see the rest of that balloon - looks great to me! What a punch you have there! Never seen one that punches so deep...As for your layout - what an "Iris" you are...just fantastic - love all your playful touches - really this is one of my favourites!