Sunday, December 30, 2012

Deer Trek - in our yard!!

It can hardly be a good sign for gardeners when deer are hanging out around our little city lots. They were quite a sight in the middle of the night/Friday morning though. While I saw the four deer, Dick only saw these tracks, but they do tell a story. We even followed them a bit in the neighborhood. They were headed up toward a main street.
Designer Credits:
all Anna Aspnes
-template: Holiday Template Pack No. 1E
-paper: ArtPlay Palette Night Before Christmas
-alpha (4): Glitter AlphaNumberSet No. 7
fonts: EwieD, Impress BT

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Heritage Photos in the Snow

Snow is predicted to arrive rather soon. Not looking forward to that, but it seems like a good time to share two pages I put together recently. The first is my mother and me when I was a baby. It sure looks cold! The song was even written the year I was born. The second is Dick's Aunt Gladys as a young woman, maybe 1939 or 1940. Her grinning in the snow always makes me smile. She was a super lady.
Designer Credits:
by Anna Aspnes
-background, transfer: ArtPlay Palette Christmas Tree
-card: 4 X 6 ArtsyKardz Christmas Tree
-wordart: Nostalgia WordTransfers No. 1
-alpha: Glitter AlphaNumberSet No. 6
-border: Doily Edge Overlays No. 2
fonts: Staccato222 BT, Boopee

Designer Credits:
-papers, sparkles: Shimmer by Kitty Designs
-bells, bow, snowflakes: Santangles by Maya de Groot
-brush (the "branch"), trees: ArtPlay Palette Christmas Tree by Anna Aspnes
font: Mystical

Monday, December 17, 2012

Drawing #35 - Northern Delights

It might be something in the air that the new drawing has a bit of the holiday about it. My intent had nothing really to do with the season, but was influenced by birds we're seeing and a new tube of paint in alizarin crimson. I even like to say its name and could hardly wait to open it and spread some color. I've again dipped into my box of old stamps and used four versions of a Swiss stamp of a landscape. I both scanned and photographed the drawing, again the small sketchbook size. There is so much greater depth and brighter color in the photo version so that is what I'm posting here with its digital framing.
As always, click on the image to see it larger.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Drawing #34 - a better look

Before wrapping, packing and shipping "Texas Rocks" I took some quick photos to add to yesterday's scans. The photos show so much more of the texture and better color, so I thought I'd share the different look. You can see it wasn't lying quite flat, but it is still an improvement over the scanned version, I think.
And thanks to Deb and Helen for your super comments!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Drawing #34 - Texas Rocks

You could take the title in different ways, but I refrained from writing ZZ Top in the drawing and stayed with the literal version because this was designed for a geologist who lives in Texas. Since she doesn't follow this blog (or even know about it, I think) I can post it now for the rest of you to enjoy. The collage elements come from a photo with a rocky outcropping of mountains and a map of Texas from an old atlas. Ideas for this came to me all at once and just about drew itself. I'm also grateful for a Sharpie paint marker that I recently found. It goes over everything very nicely. I've used it some on the larger piece that's in the works. The image of this one is about 5 x 8 inches.
As always, click on the image to see it larger.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

To Be Bold, Brave, or Fearless

A quote challenge this month had to feature being bold, brave, or fearless. There were lots of amazing quotes, but I found one attributed to Coco Chanel that really caught my attention. She was certainly one of a kind and the message was: "The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."
Designer Credits:
-background paper: Oscraps Collab Comfort (Maya de Groot)
-other papers, cameo, dot: Zen & the Art of: Steam Machines by Maya de Groot
-dressform, tag: Count the Ways by Joanne Brisebois
-transfers (blended): ArtPlay Palette Socialize by Anna Aspnes
-transfer: ArtPlay Palette Remember by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Pea Aimee, Kings of Pacifica, Tempus Sans ITC

Friday, November 23, 2012

Essence of Autumn Sun

A happy photo of sunny flowers hosting a small skipper (butterfly) appealed for last week's AnnaLift. We were at the Philbrook Art Museum gardens last year where I took a lot of photos. The weather has changed in the last few hours, trying to give a dusting of snow, so this sunny page is the perfect antidote. Hope all who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday had a wonderful time doing so. I have so much for which to be thankful. Sunny days are sure among them.
Designer Credits:
all Anna Aspnes
-background: ArtPlay Solids Viaggio
-brushes: ArtPlay Viaggio BrushSet
-brushes, transfers: ArtPlay Palette Viaggio
-edge overlay: APP Ablaze
-stars: APP Bask
fonts: Girls are Weird, Hurry Up

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Spirit of Summer

The song keeps running through my mind as I look at this page. I created it with a summer photo shot into the sun. I took a Digi Dare challenge to use silhouettes to make something of it and wound up with the idea of the song, (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay. I did this last month but it and the pelican page of this month look like they could be close friends. Be sure to check out the YouTube video for an original Otis Redding recording. Listen while you look and dream of summer.

Digi Dare #295 called for extractions of people turned into silhouettes plus brushes/textured overlays with text and a fun alpha for the title. I've used the title and final lyrics from the song by Otis Redding. It wasn't a good photo, but this technique allowed something nice to happen with it!
by Anna Aspnes:
-paper, transfer, brush, button: ArtPlay Palette Salty Living
-map: Travel Americas No. 2
-breathe word art: Outdoors WordTransfers No. 1
fonts: baby dont worry bout it!, JFRingmaster

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Inspired by Pelicans

I really have been creating scrapbook pages for various challenges, but never seem to get them posted here. Two recent ones I really like celebrate the migrant American White Pelicans we saw on our recent visit to Oklahoma.
Designer Credits:
-background: Back Packers - Set 7 by Maya de Groot
-elements: Passion for Paper by Maya de Groot
fonts: Mystical, President
Designer Credits:
lift of "feathers" by Timounette 
-paper, seedhead: Amethist Lane by Jen Maddocks Designs
-stitching: All Stitched v. 2 by Kitty Designs
fonts: Erie Light, Dawn Castle

Monday, November 19, 2012

Drawing #33 - Riding Glory

I began this one long ago in the small format of my 7 x 10 inch sketchbook and finally finished it. I love the excitement and motion that fill it. Do click on the image to see it larger.
If you are interested in the origin of my drawings, you might want to call this "An Exuberance of Chocolate" as the collage elements feature the wrapper of a bite-size Special Dark chocolate bar by Hershey's that my sister regularly stocks up on. Anything chocolate (especially dark) has to be cause for celebration! On the other hand, Dick sees an eruption of a flock of birds, possibly rosy finches.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Birds Have Wings: Art Journal page

We have an art journal challenge this month and for the first time I feel like I really got into the concept to create something personal and fun. Using a bird theme was part of the greater success I'm sure. "Birds Have Wings" is something we say when an unexpectedly rare bird shows up. It is true in both a literal sense and figuratively. I used a letter-size page (8.5 x 11 inches).
Designer Credits:
-background, transfer: ArtPlay Palette Salty Living by Anna Aspnes
-bird drawing, raven, tree, ticket: Zen & the Art of: All Hallows Eve by Maya de Groot
-wings, bug (half): Zen & the Art of: Steam Machines by Maya de Groot
-frame, arrow, word art, hummingbird: Aero Toni by Maya de Groot
-butterfly wing, winged girl (half): Count the Ways by Joanne Brisebois
-map: Travel Americas No. 2 by Anna ASpnes
-bird drawing: APP Viaggio by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Alte Caps, Aquanaut, BenquiatGot Bk BT, Carbon Block, Dauphin, Castenet, Kingthings Wrote, James Fajardo

Monday, October 8, 2012

Images of Autumn

Both new and older photos of autumn scenes have been the focus of several new pages. First below are wild flowers called New England Asters that I love. They are also popular with bees and butterflies. Second is a picture of a dead tree that was apparently split down the middle, the two parts falling opposite one another, with the middle now home to a vine, its leaves turning color. Last is a beautiful scene from two years ago.

Designer Credits:
-template: October CopyCat Challenge template by Elisa (EHStudios) based on "Accrobranche" by Dumpty 
-papers: Oscraps Collab nOvel
-swirl: Blessed Blooms by Danielle Young
-dragonfly: Serendipity by Jennifer Labre
fonts: Ultima Campagnoli, USA Light

Designer Credits:
Anna Lift of ‘.F.A.L.L.‘ by Guinevere 
by Anna Aspnes:
-paper, transfer (one as photo mask), frame, tree: ArtPlay Palette Family
-word art: WordTransfers Life No. 1
-stitching: StraightLine Stitched White No. 3
-dried flower (blended): APP Bask
& red leaf: Zen & the Art of: All Hallows Eve by Maya de Groot
fonts: Dry Goods Antique JL, Pristina, Southern

Designer Credits:
all Anna Aspnes
-paper, transfer: ArtPlay Palette Bask
-brush as photo mask: APP Salty Living
-frame: APP No. 10
-twig sketch, bead: APP Barren Sunrise
-doodle: APP Sophistica
-leaves: GoldLeaves No. 1
-stitching: KrissKross Stitched Overlays No. 1
fonts: Vengeance, Vogue

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Faces of Family

This week's AnnaLift was inspired by a beautiful page of photos of the ages of a man. I chose to interpret it with photos of my great-great-grandfather, his sister and three of their cousins. Their faces show a strong resemblance. I used the same pictures along with those from other generations in an earlier page here, but much prefer the design of this new one.
Designer Credits:
all Anna Aspnes
-paper, transfers: ArtPlay Palette Tapestry
-brush, wood button: APP Salty Living
-button, brad: APP Family
fonts: Banff, Bradley Hand ITC, First Order

Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Family History Pages

This month we had a Theme Challenge for family history and a question we wish could be answered. I used a postcard I recently bought on eBay of the National Soldiers' Home in Milwaukee. It reminded me of a puzzling bit about the daughter of my 2nd great grandfather and his second wife.
Designer Credits:
Zen & the Art of: Steam Machines by Maya de Groot
fonts: James Fajardo, France

I also wanted to use a beautiful photo of my grandmother with the new Oscraps Collaborative kit nOvel. I only knew her as an elderly lady and she often sat with a book.
Designer Credits:
Oscraps Collab NOvel - coming very soon to the Oscraps shop!
font: Celtic Hand

From my husband's family I decided to use a photo, possibly from the 1950's, of his Aunt Alice and UncleAl. I had a wonderful time playing with elements to create the cluster from a tutorial just posted.
Designer Credits:
Zen & the Art of: Steam Machines by Maya de Groot
cluster tutorial by Scrappie Irene
fonts: Lithograph, Minya Nouvelle

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Last Days of Summer

September 12th and 13th were the last really warm days here. We made sure to get out for a little birding to soak it up. We encountered quite a few fall migrants in the process including a Hooded Warbler one day and Philadelphia Vireo the next. We saw numbers of Chipping Sparrows and Swainson's Thurshes. Lots of Gray Catbirds were enjoying the berries on pokeweed in Lake View. We didn't see much in a brief tour of the lakefront, but did see a Green Heron, Northern Shovelers and Blue-winged Teal. Lovely memories of warm days and passing birds.

Designer Credits:
-background: 52 Inspirations {2012} Week 9 by Sue Cummings
-photo mask: 52 Inspirations {2012} Week 22 by Vicki Stegall
-stamp labels: 52 Inspirations {2012} Week 33 by Sue Cummings
-word art: 52 Inspirations {2012} Week 31 by Sue Cummings
-word art: 52 Inspirations {2012} Week 19 by Sue Cummings
-brushes: ArtPlay Viaggio BrushSet by Anna Aspnes
-brown button: Oscraps Collab nOvel
-gray button: Oscraps Collab Homespun
-bow: Sweater Weather by One Little Bird
font: EnviroD
Designer Credits:
-template: September CopyCat Challenge No. 1 template by Elisa (EHStudios) based on "Sweet Moment" by Kym
-background: 52 Inspirations {2012} Week 31 by Sue Cummings
-frame: 52 Inspirations {2012} Week 23 by Sue Cummings
-gray flower, stitching: Reminisce by Leora Sanford
-yellow flower, patterned papers, paint: Oscraps Collab DandeliOn Days
fonts: Amapola, Lemon Chicken, Corbel

Monday, September 24, 2012

Old Bird Pictures in a New Look

I've recently scrapped new pages for old bird photos and an old drawing. The first is of an Ivory Gull in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975. My BIL found this arctic species on Lake Erie on the 17th. My photos are from the 18th of December 1975. This is still one of my most special experiences. I've used the photos before, but really like this treatment a lot more.
Design Credits:
Anna Aspnes
ArtPlay Palette Salty Living
-frames: APP Family
fonts: Koala, Earwig Factory, Engravers MT, Bradley Hand ITC, Cardinal

The next one is of a White-tailed Tropicbird where they nest in Puerto Rico, a photo Dick took in 1996. We've also seen them in Florida. We both think tropicbirds are so fabulous! I called it "poetry in flight."
Designer Credits:
AnnaLift of 'untitled' by veer 
all Anna Aspnes
-background: ArtPlay Solids Viaggio
-photomask 1: ArtPlay Palette No. 1
-photomask 2: Original FotoBlendz No. 12
-brad: APP Viaggio
-spiral brush, dark brush, texture brush: APP Autumn Haze
-linear brush: APP Salty Living
font: Corbel

Most recently I was inspired by the eyes of a child in an inspiration page to use an old drawing. I settled on this favorite of a Red-headed Woodpecker from a page of them in an old sketchbook from 1984. I got to use this one as the basis of the cover illustration of a local bird publication.
Designer Credits:
AnnaLift of ‘eyes’ by margeda
all Anna Aspnes:
-background: Layered Tissue Autumn Paperie No. 1
-frame: Torn FotoFrames No. 2
-elements: ArtPlay Palette Ablaze
fonts: KG Skinny Latte, Minya Nouvelle

Monday, September 10, 2012

Favorite Teachers

There's a special topic just now on school days. One question asked was about favorite teachers. I did pages for my top two favorites and just have to post them here as they went away with the former site.

Here is my current post: I've done pages for two favorites teachers. One was my 2nd grade teacher who was so kind but still got us to work. Then there was my math teacher who taught three of my four years of high school math. He encouraged me and pushed me to apply to a summer math program & I got in. It was wonderful. One other teacher stands out as special. She taught 9th grade general science. She made everything so very interesting.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Panoramas, another make-over

The camera challenge this month at Oscraps is to create a panorama with at least two photos. I did one with new photos, but wanted to tackle a makeover of an old one too. In part I wanted to tell more of the story on the page. As a result, you'll really have to click on its image to read the text. Here is the new version.
Designer Credits:
-graph paper: Oscraps Collab Tango
-brown paper, screw, dots: Oscraps Collab Homespun
-stitching: Aero Toni by Maya de Groot
-transfer under map: ArtPlay Palette Family by Anna Aspnes
-brush: ArtPlay Palette Great Outdoors by Anna Aspnes
-silver splash: Paint Silver No. 1 by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Chalk, Boopee, Pea Beth

And then the original which I did in 2007 with designs of my own.

Also, here is another from Lake View from the very hot 4th of July that I did for the challenge.
Designer Credits:
-papers, elements: Oscraps Collab DandeliOn Days
-photo assembly: FotoTransfers No. 1 by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Enchanted Prairie Dog, Pea Anderson, Lithograph

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Stop to smell the roses

Tonight instead of looking at the roses outside the parking garage as we went by I stopped to smell them and take their picture to celebrate a birthday for an online friend.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Sail Redone

This week there is another makeover challenge with a summer theme. For some reason I really wanted to work on a page from four years ago of a sailboat on a July evening. At the time this is what I said about it: "After working hard all day we took off for the lake this evening and saw lots of interesting birds and this sailboat heading into the reflected sun on the water." The new version slightly reminds me of Turner watercolors and their "tinted steam." Here are the before and after versions.
Designer Credits:
-background: Pam Lefors - Rustic Orange Paper Pack
-bracket shapes: Dana Conditt - A Little Independence Bracket Album
-flower doodles, staples: Fran - Euphorbia mini kit
-cord: Kalina - Adventurine mini kit
fonts: HansHand, Bahamas, Mystical, Alte Caps
Designer Credits:
all Anna Aspnes
-background, fish button, overlay stretch: ArtPlay Palette Vitality
-photo mask: ArtPlay Vitality FotoBlendz
-overlay, brush: Oscraps Collab DandeliOn
-map: Travel USA No. 1 BrushSet
-overlay lines: SkinnyLined Overlays No. 2
fonts: HansHand, Lemon Chicken, GoudyOlSt BT

Friday, June 1, 2012

Loving Butterflies

Last month's copycat challenge was a beautiful inspiration and template. I did it with photos of a Mourning Cloak butterfly that was very cooperative. Everyone did beautiful things with this one.
Designer Credits:
-template: May Copycat Challenge by Elisa (EHDesigns) based on "sail away" by ViVre
-papers: ArtPlay Palette Wild Paperie by Anna Aspnes
-button: Life As I Know It by Vera Lim Designs
fonts: LoosieScript, Blue Highway

Monday, May 28, 2012

Treasured Childhood Memory

A journaling challenge this month calls for a treasured childhood memory. It made me think of a really superb experience my parents provided when I was ten. The took me by train (my father worked for the railroad) to Utah and Colorado, fabulous places for a flatland child. Their goal was a national iris convention in Salt Lake City but we did lots of other things. All these years later the sights and memories of that trip are bright. They also gave me my very own camera as a birthday present shortly before the trip. I've scanned some of the snapshots from that camera for my memory page. Don't forget to click on the image to see it larger.
Designer Credits:
-template: Four Play No. 1 by Biograffiti
-Oscraps Collab Tango
fonts: Old Newspaper Types, Dali, Pea Beth

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Another Beautiful Iris

Yesterday's dedication of the Willott Iris Garden was extremely nice. It was a bit overcast but bright and never got as hot as expected. A large number of people, not just relatives, attended. My sister looked lovely and everyone was gratified. The iris society exhibit was then opened in the green house building. Though many iris were through blooming, there were still lots of gorgeous iris present as specimens and in the flower arrangements. One flower intrigued me in particular. I've used its photo in this week's AnnaLift.
Designer Credits:
all by Anna Aspnes
-background, border, loopdaloop: ArtPlay Palette Family
-overlay: SkinnyLined Overlays No. 2
-glow: Warm Glows No. 1
-small brush: ArtPlay Palette Ablaze
fonts: baby dont worry bout it, Boopee

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Iris Garden Dedication Today

The dedication of the memorial garden is in an hour. I made a page about it with photos from last week. The iris bloomed so early this year, I'm afraid it won't be as beautiful today. But it has been a lot of work by a lot of people to make it all come about. My BIL would be so pleased!
Designer Credits:
-background, large brush: Oscraps Collab Tango
-FotoTransfers No. 1 by Anna Aspnes
-transfer, heart brush: ArtPlay Palette Family by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Cardinal, Dali, Dauphin, Liberation Sans Narrow, Boopee

Friday, May 25, 2012

Wedding 1940

So many things came together for this one. Helen's new kit Nostalgic Scrapbook (Retro Designs) had me eager to create a heritage page. Another scrapper created a cute freebie template that I wanted to use with it. We recently were given a copy of a wedding photo in which one of Dick's aunts was the bride. The wedding was in 1940, a year much on our minds as we are among the many thousands of volunteers currently indexing the 1940 U.S. census. And last, I am providing some genealogical research for the people involved with a collection of wedding garments that will form a fascinating display beginning next month at the historical society..
Designer Credits:
-template: Template 120523 by Dumpty
-most papers, frame, flourish: Nostalgic Scrapbook by Retro Designs
-pale paper, word transfer: ArtPlay Palette Family by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Liberty BT, Bernhard Fashion BT

Thursday, May 3, 2012

"Sandy" Revisited (from October 2008)

It was all Deb's doing, I believe. A long time ago in October 2008 we were asked to pick an object to be our prop or "avatar." Then we took photos including that object and scrapped them. I think a certain number of pages were required. Here is the intro page on mine plus two of the pages including her and one of her Oklahoma "cousin." You can click on the images to see them larger.

Laj, I believe yours was left behind on your travels though later returned. As a result you didn't get to keep up with the challenge. Helen, I don't think you had to participate. Deb can chime in any time with her memories of the event. I don't have the designer details for these alas.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Different Styles: a Make-over

Would you like to see a traditional scrapbook page done in an "artsy" style? Anna's team has challenged folks to take a previous page in a traditional style and redo it using Anna's methods. I chose a page that I really love from the ending days at D-P when we were all scrapping cows for Nelleke. I used Retro Designs, mostly the kit Scraps of Memories. It is elegant and very fitting for this heritage topic.
Still, I was sure these bovines would enjoy a romp in a different setting as well. I kept the photos about the same but went to town with the artsy goodies. I also left out the humorous comment and covered up the little images of then avatar "Sandy" (only old-timers from D-P will know what that's about). I think the result is just about as much fun and certainly a different look.
Designer Credits: all Anna Aspnes
-background, brushes: ArtPlay Palette Sophistica
-leaves: GoldLeaves No. 1
-brad, frame: ArtPlay Santa Nicholas Add-On 1
-brushes (one as photo mask): ArtPlay Palette Ablaze
-word art: WordTransfers Life No. 1
fonts: Earwig Factory, Pea Anderson, Goudy Handtooled BT

Monday, April 30, 2012

Drawing #32 - Tiger Junction

I'm delighted with the latest large (16x20) drawing. For a mental landscape, it looks rather like a physical landscape as well. Do click on the image to see it larger.
I saw it as being an interface between two states, or a junction. The majority of the collage material is the label in my bread, a multi-grain loaf from a local artisan bakery. I couldn't call this multigrain, but it does contain the letters TIGR, hence the name. It doesn't really have anything to do with tigers and certainly shouldn't seem threatening. I look forward to all your wonderful interpretations as always.

Friday, April 27, 2012

More Joy in Scribbling

I'm working on my big drawing, but just felt a need for a quick outlet while listening to an online session. I turned to the Scribbler that I dabbled with a while back (see here.) I've done a new scribble and think it looks like a glow in space. It was very fun to do.
Thanks for everyone's comments on the drawing using the stamps. I'll definitely revisit that source of collage.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Drawing #31 - Gardens of 20 Centavos

Hooray! At last another drawing is complete.
 Many years ago my brother-in-law and I bought a mystery shoe box at a stamp auction. It was salted with some nice things, so worth the (small) price. Mostly it was filled with a large quantity of common used stamps from around the world. I've been thinking about them as collage material and have used five examples of one stamp in this drawing. It is a 1950 stamp of Mexico in the value of 20 centavos and pictures the Puebla cathedral. If you're into stamps, its Scott catalog number is 860. I used one copy intact but the other four are cut in various shapes. Remember to click on the image for a larger view.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring Thoughts of Nesting Birds

I've been wrapped up in genealogy work and a three-day conference here last week, but I did do some pages and a special bookplate too. Today, though, I did a new page for the AnnaLift of a photo of Dick's that I don't think I've ever done before. It is of a Semipalmated Plover on its nest in the tundra outside Churchill, Manitoba. That is in the far northern part of the province on Hudson Bay. You may know it as a place people go to see polar bears. We were there in June of 1980.
Designer Credits:
all Anna Aspnes
-background: PotPourri Easter Bunny Solid Paperie
-overlay, brush: ArtPlay Palette Sophistica
-map: Travel USA No. 1 BrushSet
-photo mask: ArtPlay Vitality FotoBlendz
-word art: WordTransfers Life No. 1
fonts: Stuyvesant BT, Baveuse, Big Top

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Two Strong Women in our Families

As Women's History Month winds down I want to share layouts I did for strong women challenges this month. One is a grandmother of Dick's and the other is a 2nd great grandmother of mine. Please click on the images to see them larger and read the journaling they contain.
Designer Credits:
-background, heart: Oscraps Collab Homespun
-leaf frame: Oscraps Collab Family
-flower stamp: Hope by Merkeley Designs
-clock: Artsy Clocks No. 4 by Anna Aspnes
-paint used as photo mask: 52 Inspirations {2012} Week 5 by Sue Cummings
-grass stalk brush: ArtPlay Palette Barren Sunrise by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Tango BT, Corbel, Amapola

Designer Credits:
-background paper, star elements, color blocks: Oscraps Collab Homespun
-photo masks: ArtPlay Vitality FotoBlendz by Anna Aspnes
-lines: SkinnyLined Overlays No. 2 by Anna Aspnes
-wordart ArtPlay Palette Encapsulate by Dido Designs
fonts: Impress BT, Blue Highway