Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dreaming of the Beach

Hey there!  How's your weekend going??  Its been a whirlwind of a week around here preparing for the GSDCA-WDA National competition (Schutzhund Dog Sport)(hubbie is there now competing in the tracking phase today), start of the softball season for baby girl(two scrimmages+practice this week and an all day tourney about an hour away tomorrow), and cheering on my boy at track - whew!

All this running around has left me dreaming of the summer days to come when time on the beach relaxing can be spent!  Then this thought sparked the notion in my head I'd yet to share the LO I created for the Skissedilla DT call!!!  

I had a blast creating this page!! Tons of bits and pieces that have been in my stash for years were used on this page - Cosmo Cricket's Snorkel line is what I used for paper - loved this line soo much!!
I so wish my youngest was still this size!!!  I cannot believe how much she has grown in 6 years.... she is just about as tall as I am!!

I spread on some paint with a credit card and then added droplets of paint -  I loaded up a foam stamp with heavy gesso and stamped the waves - really like how this looked with no color - really subtle but still adding to the overall look and texture of the page - I need to do this more
I used a paper doily as a mask for the sun to sit on - layered a doily from The Chip Chop Shop over some mist dyed cheescloth and under a Maya Road bottle cap that was painted yellow (although you can't really teall) - and filled with sunshine!  Added layers of paper bits, photos, cheescloth, stickers, mini paper bags to finish off the page.
What are you dreaming of today?  I shouldn't complain too much - its lovely here today and I'm about to go outside to enjoy it!

Be back tomorrow with some super fun stuff for you!  Til' then have really terrific days!


Thanks for sweet words - they mean so much to me!!