Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Simply You

Hope everyone is doing well.  I'm a little sore right now... I just came back from a very strenuous workout... after 20 years of sitting on my bum I started a new journey towards getting healthier.  I managed to loose 60 pounds through Ideal Protein and I decided since I'm so close too my goal weight to add in a little exercise... who am I kidding I don't do a little bit of anything... I'm an all or nothing kind of a gal and right now every muscle in my body is on fire and yet here I sit because I can't wait to share my latest project with you. 

Right now Lasting Memories is holding a DT call.  I've played with there weekly challenges a few times and they are truly motivational so I'm throwing my hat in the ring so to speak... It is a great way for me to keep my mojo flowing!  I'm a little behind though so this on is for last weeks challenge Spring is in the air , I found this picture in my huge to scrap pile and I thought it was perfect.  I based my page on the April BAP sketch.  I always love the monthly sketches and I it gives me an excuse to break out my huge stash of all things PRIMA.  OK so here it is

For this project I started with a 2 sheets of Bazzill CS.  The pink sheet was sprayed with Tattered Angel - Glimmer Mist - Piece of Heart and Smooch Sprays in Splash and Cosmic pink.  I added some splotches by dripping the ink directly on to the paper... I like splotches! I sowed the cardstock together and then using a paint brush I wet the edge of the top CS to wet distress, using my fingers and nails I scrunched up the sheet to add a little texture to the page.  Don't you just love all these technical terms... splotches... scrunch!  It is all good!  Oh then I hit the edges with some Color Box ink in Robin's Nest.  I just adore that color.  Here is a close up of my edge so you can see what I'm talking about.

I used some Prima paper to frame the photo, it is the "Avondale" paper from the Annalee collection, I did some fussy cutting so that I could use the wonderful flowers in the patteren paper to add to my flower cluster.  I used the back side of the same paper to mat my picture and the paper block behind it.  The Butterflies were cut from the "Miss Pretty" paper which is from the Flights of Fancy Collection. 

All the flowers are Prima; most of them were leftover from other projects so I don't have all the names for them.  I find was told that building clusters from various types of flowers as well as layering different types of flowers adds interest to your project and I love the look of it so that is what I try to do now.  

Here is a trick for titles, learned the HARD way... I stuck the letter stickers on some clear packaging and cut the title out instead of sticking the letters directly on the layout, that way I could play with the title until I had it exactly where I wanted it... It is so much easier then adding them to the page only to find out you don't really like where you put them or that they aren't spaced properly. 

Well thanks for looking and if you read this whole thing... God bless you! LOL!


  1. WOW!!!! This is gorgeous! Love all the flowers.

  2. OMG Joelle!! This is STUNNING!! Holy smokes! I love the flowers!! Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories and can't wait to see more!!

    Good for you on the weight loss and exercising!! That's fantastic! I started doing zumba at home a couple weeks ago and wowza, I'm getting my butt kicked!! LOL! Feels good though!

  3. Hi Joelle! I tried to reply to your comment via email, but since it's blogger, I couldn't :)

    I am so happy you're being pushed a little outside of your comfort zone. I try and make some challenges to force me to do the same. It sounds like you're enjoying them and I'm glad!! Looking fwd to seeing your journaling LO!

    PS: One of my DT members is working on a "I Was Featured" badge and once it's done, you'll be the first to display it!! Glad you find my DT inspiring, I do to!!!

  4. This is fantastic Joelle. I love how you have used the flowers. It is great that you are being challenged. Well done on being featured and thank you so much for sharing at Lasting Memories.

    Hugs Ali x

  5. So beautiful! The variety of sizes and styles of flowers really does look great.

  6. I love all the flowers you used on this gorgeous layout.....~Cherrie~