It's been a busy couple weeks at the Sabella home. Last week I put together the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets for Elizabeth's upcoming wedding. I thought I was all done until we remembered the boutonnieres. I guess I'll be finishing those up next week. Her shower was this past Monday and we had a lovely time. I'm so grateful to my mom and sister who came and helped me with the last minute food preparation and then loaded it all up to take to the church. I haven't had a spare minute to get around and see all of your work this week, but hope to be by to catch up soon.
My husband, Gary, and I went to the Jersey Shore and to Baltimore's Inner Harbor for our 30th anniversary back in July. Gary had a business trip planned for the week of our anniversary and invited me to go along and take an extra day to enjoy the sights. This shot was taken at the beach below the boardwalk at Atlantic City. I'm a simple girl and enjoy the beach much more than the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk.
The challenge at Bo Bunny is to use some "Interview Journaling" on your page. I have a hidden journal tag where I wrote the discussion of Gary asking me to go with him on the trip. This Bo Bunny paper was so fabulous to work with, and the Paradise papers had just the feel I was looking for to showcase this photo. Here's my layout:
The Journal Tag is tucked in behind the mats on
the right side next to the looped twine:
Flowers ~ I used a large twine flower behind the focal flower in this cluster and another smaller one above the photo. My tutorial for these flowers can be found here. In the center of my large focal flower I gessoed one of the Bo Bunny Vicki B flower trinkets. The center didn't match, but a bit of gesso took care of that. :-) The middle layer of this flower was cut from Bo Bunny paper using Donna Salazar Grand Peony dies.
Hand Stitching ~ The Martha Stewart Cherish Punch Around the Page set I used for one of the layers in the photo mat has nice little holes, I hand stitched through the inner set of holes.
Texture ~ I used Martha Stewart Texture Effects through a stencil on the scalloped layer. This is the first time I used it and loved the gritty white texture for this beach page.
Gesso ~ I dabbed, painted, and dripped gesso over much of my page, as well as using it to tone down the darker blues in some of the flowers.
Distrezzing ~ I used my Donna Salazar Distrezz-It-All to distress all of the straight edges including the photo. I don't know how I did it before I got this handy machine.
Fibers ~ I layered burlap, cheese cloth and other fibers into my photo mat, and fishnet under my flower cluster.
Coral/Seaweed Leaves ~ My Spellbinder Foliage die set has a fern leaf that when cut in cream and dabbed with gesso looks just like coral or seaweed.
Twine Frame ~ I've done a couple twine frames, but recently saw some that looped across the page so I left long ends on my frame to swirl and loop across the page.
Bo Bunny Products:
Roughin' It Happy Camper
Bo Bunny Double Dot - scrap of an off-white color
Bo Bunny Trinkets ~ Vicky B
Bo Bunny Jewels ~ Barefoot & Bliss
Other Products Used:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grungeboard Dots Elements
Zva Pearl Flourish - PES-02CB-110
Prima Say it in Crystals #560577
Darjeeling Mini Mix blue/eggplant/green
Mini Rose all white
Color Me Crazy Mini Rose Clusters
Cloud9Design Alpha Rain Dots - Black
Martha Stewart Cherish PATP
Martha Stewart White Texture Effect
Cotton Crochet Thread - stash
Donna Salazar Spellbinder Grand Peony Dies
Spellbinder Foliage Dies
Ranger Distress Ink - Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo
Jute Craft Cord - Saint Louis Trimmings
Jute Twine - Stash
Cheese Cloth - Stash
Fish Net - Stash
Burlap - Stash
Other fabrics - Stash
TWC 12 x 12 Template - Tile Texture
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Darice Pop Dots
Zots - small, bling
Donna Salazar Zutter Distrezz-It-All
EK Success Color Bee Scissors
Sizzix Big Shot
Fiskars Craft Knife & Self-Healing Mat
Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~