Saturday, May 4, 2013

Enjoy Each moment

 
 
 
I am so excited to share my first page for the CSI design team today. Here is the challenge:
 
 
Aren't those colours gorgeous? You may have noticed that I have used a lot of sunburst patterns recently - I got a new sunburst mask a few weeks ago and I am totally loving putting it to good use. The sunburst shape really focuses the eye on the central photo and makes it 'pop'. When I first saw the colours for this challenge I was using my i-pad and the green colour looked turquoise. So I based my background on this colour which is slightly bluer than the actual challenge colour. Lesson learned, I'll check the colours on my PC before starting next time lol. Anyway I sprayed my background cardstock with 'sea mist' spray ink using the sunburst mask. Then I overlayed a sheet of American Craft 'cloud' vellum (love this stuff sooooo much!) on top of the cardstock so that the sunburst shows through. Cool eh!
 
 

I flicked some white spray ink over the whole background using an old toothbrush. I layered up lots and lots of gorgeous Studio Calico and American Craft goodies around my photo.
I am completely in love with the 'Maggie Holmes' line from Crate Paper and I especially adore the 4"x'4" fabric 'polaroid' style frames. They are a perfect size for framing a cropped 6x4 photo. Here I have layered two frames together and mounted my photo over the top of where they overlap.
From the 'evidence' I used flowers, circles and paint and I journaled on strips to fulfil the 'testimony' criteria.


I added these gorgeous pearls as the finishing touch to give a little extra 'girlie bling' to the page. Hope I have inspired you to head over to CSI and look at the other amazing pages from the DT members and have a try at the challenge yourself. There are great prizes and guest DT spots to be won!!

9 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

your sunburst mask is wonderful...& you use it in such different ways! LOVE those frames & I often have color troubles & hope I'm getting the right shade....Oh Well....she is growing 'into' herself beautifully, isn't she? She looks such a strong confident chickadee here...really lovely LO...I wasn't going to play - have too much on...buuuuttttt......eek!!!! Missed scrapping so much this week - I really wanna play:):):) LOVE seeing you on the CSI team....you were addicted anyways, eh??!!!!!!!!!

Lauren said...

Love the misting and the overlay, they just look fantastic together. I really like the pearls too.

Leanne said...

another gorgeous sunburst!! stunning LO ...x

Lizzyc said...

This looks really lovely.. I do love the colors and the sun burst looks fabulous!! such a pretty photo too!

Heather McMahon said...

This is gorgeous Sarah! Love your take on the challenge. And I can't believe how much your daughter seems to look like you!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh wow - love love this!!!

Chantalle said...

Just filled with happiness! Love it

MichelleZ said...

Sarah, I LOVE this! The background is so creative and the frames are so fun! It's a beautiful layout!

Kim Price said...

Sarah this is so fabulous, love this layout.

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