The colors in #GDP197 challenge are fabulous this week, and I used them to get some more scrapbook pages done in my Random Thoughts and Memories Book.
Yummy colors aren't they? The terracotta reminded me of a picture I wanted to scrapbook that had terracotta tiles in it. Two of my young friends (I actually consider her to be a daughter since she is my oldest daughter's best friend and spent so much time in our home) went on a missions trip to Honduras recently. They worked at a orphanage and gave as much love as they could - you can see they gave a lot!
I started the left page first. To make the bg, I stamped some little hearts from the retired SU! Tiny Tags set using watercolors. Then I sponged on some white acrylic paint and did watercolor washes with the seaside spray and pear pizzazz colors. I did a little sponge of white paint over that as well. I didn't have any terracotta paper so I painted over some colored paper with watercolors and that is how I got the cool colors on the frames.
You can see it a little better on this close up but I used all the colors on this rose with some light splattering and very watered down coloring. I also added more petals to the flower by coloring up another flower, cutting the petals and tucking them under the original flower. I love the extra size.
Hello friends. No more fun travel or parade pictures - back to every day normal life. On a positive note, I have been able to fit in some art. Hereis an art journal spread I finished this weekend. I am adding it to Alison's Summer Landscape challenge theme at **Art*Journal*Journey* . I started the pages in my journal around July 4th after seeing Dina's stripes inspired Mixed Media challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com and got as far as stamping some foliage at the bottom. I was stuck after that, and I wasn't sure where to go with it next. A few days later, I was clearing out some things in the craft room and ran across a Thomas Kinkade book I cut up and use in my Bible Journaling. There was a picture of the San Francisco Bridge and another of some mountains so I tore them out and added them to my page with Gesso representing some of the beautiful things in America and also Alison's countryside theme. They did not blend in very well and I needed to alter them to wo
Hello Friends! Hope you had a good weekend. I look forward to this weekend every year because I love the Fourth of July Parade in Prattville. It makes me feel like things are right with the world - it is a bit old fashioned, a bit innocent, a bit quirky (actually a whole lot quirky), and a lot of fun. Anyone can be in the parade as long as you remotely look patriotic. My kids used to ride their bikes in the parade when they were younger. I thought I would share a few pictures. The mayor and City Council had one of the first floats (by the way all the floats and cars throw candy, necklaces, and toys so the people watching are all paying close attention so they can catch the good stuff). Notice how the floats are really just trailers with a few decorations. This was one of my favorites - it was the sanitation department and they had all their candy in a toilet on the top of the truck - lol! I am pretty sure it was tootsie rolls - lol again! The local judge - isn't she pretty?
Hello friends. Posting Day Three from our New Mexico Trip. When I was 26, I was on a hot air baloon team. Our lead pilot back then was awesome and was asked to do a lot of commercial flights and invitationals. My favorite experience was at an invitational in Telluride, Colorado. Flying down the middle of that city was amazing, but flying around Albuquerque was always wonderful as well. Anyway, I wanted my daughter to experience the special feeling of being in a hot air balloon in Albuquerque (the balloon capital of the world). Her son was a bit afraid so he stayed with me. Allie was lucky to have the owner of Rainbow Ryders as her pilot and she met a wonderful woman who is an established travel blogger (I will try to get her contact info and share it because she was very interesting and I bet her blog is interesting too). They hit it off really well, and she was so encouraging to Allie who wants to get into Social Media Marketing. For the travel blog video they got to go insid