Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The Look of Love Then and Now; for Scraps of Elegance

Since Valentine's Day is this week, I thought it was a perfect time to create a page with these wonderfully romantic images of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip taken 40 or 50 years apart. I found the photos on Facebook, and they were originally attached with the title in between them.
The papers are Blue Fern Love Story, and there are Prima Epiphany flowers that were included in the kit as well as some other Prima and Petaloo flowers from my stash.  A little stamping and punching and a whole lot of stencilling, and a tiny bit of handstitching and there you have it.  Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 9 February 2015

On the Beach with Toby

Greetings from snowy Ontario! Lynne here with a summery layout featuring my wonderful pug mix Toby at our local park last summer.


I painted the title piece and the border strip with black acrylic paint (love the look of the black on the woodgrain paper!), then I glued some real sand onto both pieces, then dabbed them with blue pearlized acrylic paint which perfectly matched the colour of Toby's collar.

 I had fun with the sand dollar and starfish pieces; I used white texture paste on the sand dollar to create a realistic look, and I used a mixture of acrylic paint , gesso and table salt to create the texture on the starfish.

   Thanks so much for stopping by; have yourself a wonderfully creative week, and if you're in one of the snowy parts of the world, bundle up and stay warm and cozy!