Monday, August 1, 2011

Memorable Seasons August reveal!

Did I seriously just write the word 'August' in this blog post title????  Where has the time gone? 

I KNEW I was going to go early with this baby, so I tried to get as much stuff done as possible early in the month.  This month, Jill sent me the Jenni Bowlin 'Haven' collection to work with from the Memorable Seasons store.

I have to be honest and say this isn't a collection that I would have chosen for myself.  But I have been on many DT and store teams where I have gotten supplies that I wouldn't neccesarily chose for myself and have been so happy with the results.  I have to say, I am quite please with these projects, too!

This collection is filled with cameos and silhouettes.  I also got some of the Maya Road chipboard cameo's to use, too, so I had to do some sort of 'beauty' page about Charlotte.  Since I can never get a good shot of her face because she won't look at the camera, I decided to use these photos of her beautiful beautiful hair.  I have NO idea where she gets these curls from! Her hair is just so silky and beautiful and I love to rub my fingers through it!

The flower on the bottom left with cut with the Tim Holtz tattered flowers die and I used a brad from my stash for the middle.  I chose to use a yellow brad, and continued to pull out bits of yellow throughout my page.

I did another flower, this time a spiral flower, and also sprayed it yellow with mist.  The cameo I painted with black paint and then used crackle paint on top.  And I just LOVE LOVE this ribbon by May Arts!

Finally, to balance the yellow, I added a butterfly cut from some of the papers and also sprayed a bit with yellow ink.

One of the pieces of paper in this collection has an old photograph of a house on it.  It really inspired me to do a page about a house.  I wanted to do a page about the house I grew up in, but after hounding my parents to send me a photo for about 2 weeks, I got nothin'.  Then it clicked that maybe I should do a page about MY first house...the first house I owned.

I did a simple layout design and added a textured stamp and some misting on the kraft cardstock.

I used a zig zag punch on the top and bottom edges and backed it with some scraps of black paper.  I love the vintage-home feel of these papers.

Lastly, I whipped up a card with some of the journal block from a piece of the patterned paper.  I turned them into tags and stuck each tag in its own pocket.  I used some of the phrase stickers from Authentique to adorn each tag, made a little flower, and cut our a butterfly!  Then I stitched around the edge with red thread.   I think this little card is so cute!  I need a lot of Thank You cards these days!

I was supposed to have one more page done, and it is "in progress" on my desk.  But we had a little arrival on the 19th!   He is doing FANTASTIC, by the way.  We are still trying to figure out the night time sleeping thing...he is a night owl like his mommy!  :)  Maybe that's why he isn't sleeping great at night right now!  But you can be sure that you will start to see a few pages of him popping up very soon!!!!


glorygirl said...

I loooooooove love love the layout about Charlotte's hair. So beautiful! Sleep when you can. That little guy of yours will be on the move soon enough! Best wishes to you and your family!

Diana Waite said...

WONDERFUL creations Audrey--you truly did a great job with this paper, even if it wasn't your first choice.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Fabulous job, Audrey! I can totally relate to working with papers that I wouldn't have chosen and always get (so far) such pleasing results!Congrat again on that new boy!

Diana Fisher said...

These projects are gorgeous, I am so glad that you did have a chance to work with those papers.

(And so glad you liked the card!!)