Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Scrapbooking, Reading Buddies

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 Well I finally got some instagram photos printed, so it is time to get them onto some layouts.  What I like about a lot of the photos I just printed, is that they are more about capturing the moment and with my daughter there are a lot of them!
 
I made this page for the Scrap Your Story polaroid challenge.  I really like this picture of my daughter reading to Clifford.  I pulled the colors from the photo and water colored them onto the background.  Then I dug out some old Gouache paint that I have.  It's kind of weird paint that I never use.  I have been struggling with getting stencils to work how I want them to, but I found out that this paint give a nice little texture and gets me a lot closer to the look I've been trying to get, so I might have to use it more often.  My page got a little wrinkly when I sewed it, but hopefully I can still get it to flatten out a bit.  I'm going to blame it on this crazy heat wave and being overly pregnant.  I like to blame everything on being pregnant right now.  =)  Oh I hope baby brother pops out soon!

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This page is much softer then I normally make, but I really love this kind of look.  It's nice to do something a little out of the normal routine.  I'll have to make more pages like this in the future.

2 comments:

  1. This is WONDERFUL!!! I absolutely LOVE how you pulled out the colors and used watercolor to put them down on the background!!! AMAZING!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at SYS!!!

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  2. I also really love the watercolor. Beautifully done. Thanks for playing along at SYS this week.

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