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