Saturday, August 13, 2011

Party Time

Good morning!  I wanted to share the latest page I created... The other swirly girl challenge happenning at Swirlydoos is a misting, masking and Gesso challenge!  lol!  well that sounds like a fun challenge especially since I LOVE getting nice and dirty... Here is what I came up with...

I started with the large circle (it was a basic ledger type pattern)... I applied gesso randomly with a card, then once that was dry I misted it with Starburt Sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang in Wisteria Purple Blue and Rhododendron Red Rose.  These colours are so Bright and Fun!  LOVE them!  Here is a video on the technique that I used for the background by Irene Tan... man that woman is AMAZING!!    The layout is based on a sketch at Lasting Memories, they are having a DT call this month and all you have to do to apply is participate in the weekly challenges all month and state that you are applying for the DT position.... This sketch was great , as a twist she wanted us to add buttons... I rarely use them but I added some to the side strip.  I'm also playing along this summer at Scrapbook Star,  They are a fabulous Canadian online store with an amazing community and we are in the middle of our summer Beauty Pageant!  One of the challenges was to use loose glitter... loose glitter specifically so I used some to create my title... here is a close up

And the last close-up of this page is of the flower cluster, I love adding flowers and this is a mix of handmades, the pink and blue flowers where made with my Heartfelt Creations Botanical Floral Stamp set and store bought hydrangia's, some I am roses, and a few stacked flowers.  I also added a broken hair clip because it was too pretty to through out.  Here is a closer look...

The other thing I've been playing with lately well OK this week is learning to make mixed media canvases!  I LOVE the She ART canvases and so I HAD to treat myself the workshop and honestly it is the best... LOVING the workshop it is definatly money well spent.  I just love these little girls!  Here is my first canvas!  I just ADORE it!  I know I'm capping alot of words but OMGosh!  I am so excited about this workshop and everything that I am learning!!!  OK here it is

and a few close-ups

The only thing I don't like about this one is the head, the paper I used is too thick so you can see the line in the hair... but it was my first one and now I know but I just love how she turned out!  Here is a link to Christy Tomlinson's if want to learn how to put these together.  Well thanks for looking!!


  1. Oh so pretty Joelle!! Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories this week. See you tomorrow for the next challenge! :-)
    Lasting Memoreis DT Member

  2. Oh Joelle, this is so beautiful! You really put alot of work into it. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

  3. FAB Page! Love the border down the side! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lasting Memories!

  4. So very pretty! Such great detail! Thanks for playing at LM!

  5. LOVE the She Art!!! this came out so great! WOW!