Retrieving it from the Dark Side
Last week, I came across this digi layout that I had made a couple of years ago and thought it would quickly transfer into a paper version. I really liked the composition but as I had scrapped that particular photo several times decided to make a paper version with a different photo and to use a different colour scheme.
I cut a black frame on my Craft Robo (a very ancient silhouette) and that was my starting point. I then sorted through my photos to find one that would suit the frame and off I went. The photo I chose was one I had taken about 10 years ago. I have printed it out several times but never scrapped it. I really don't know why as I do so love her cute little face in it. Just looking at this photo reminds me of the fun we all had out on our Sunday walks or bike rides, in the woods with the dogs. Don't you just love how a photo can evoke such strong memories. I think that is why we all love this hobby so much.
Once I had cut and punched out the remaining elements for the page from 7 Gypsies Trousseau papers. I inked all the pieces with Pumice Stone ink.
I thought the background Kraft was too plain and so a few spritzes of watered down white paint and Cosmic Shimmer later I was happy with the result. (I am new to spritzing and spraying, although I have invested in several sprays I am still a little reticent to use them).
I added a few buttons and some Prima Almanac flowers and butterflies - I had a page that was made in an instant as I already had the digital version to copy.
and how fortunate that one of the papers had a shortened version of my Gracia's name printed on it!
Reasons to be cheerful:
1. Going back to contact lenses for the first time in 20 years and getting them in first try this morning (no red and poked about eyes for me today) :0)
2. Yet another week without arguments - almost blew it yesterday but I did say 'I don't want to argue with you so let it go' and she did!