Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Some really old rubons

The build up to the really OLD reubons.
I love this paper and I don't know why I ignored it until now.
 I added some gesso.
 And some of my new watercolors.
And changed the orientation.
 Added some layers and decided that something else was needed.
So I found some really OLD Basic Grey rubons
and I used it all. (WholyCow!)
I did have to split it up and I did in 3 ways so it could
be seen once I added the matting layers.
I also wanted a bit for the banner in the left corner.
I must admit after all this time they rubbed off really nicely
and didn't stick or clump.
Love how this came together with Studio Calico
(I almost have all the papers used).
Some Paper Issues swag bag, Shimelle, Recollections, Crate paper.

After I put it all together I realized I didn't have a "journaling spot"
until I looked to the right and found that the gesso
and watercolors made a perfect place.

Another heritage photo, my great grandmother Ida and her sister 
(sadly no name for her) and my 2 cousins that were Ida's 
first great grand children.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Using smaller photos as one big one

And don't these tell a story of Mz. Amelia.
From frowning, to handrubbing, to smirking.
Beware the thoughts of a baby!!!
I love that arrow paper and all I had remaining was enough for
an 8x8 page. However, It needed breaking up.
More scraps and scraps.
Love that they are going down and down.
Bits and pieces come together.
Love that the bits and pieces are going down.

Studio Calico is rocking the page all over the place 
with a side of Paper Issues swag bag goodies and those diecuts
I cranked out a few months ago.
Also don't those Spare Parts hearts make you swoon.
I just ran out.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Using some stash and more stash!

I'm totally diggin' the October Studio Calico kit.
I've used every bit of pattern paper and most of the embellishments.
 Now if I can only use the remaining stash.
Of which I have a lot of.
 I decided to dominate this page with green
as Q has beautiful red hair and it just works with this paper.
I found some "word" paper to mat the photo with
to bring in black to pull the page together.
 Because the color black is cool that way.
I tossed bits of black to bring your eye around the page.

I did use bits and pieces from the stash baskets 
that I have way too many of.
Mostly to keep the mfg's separate and indentifiable.
Studio Calico, Shimelle, and thickers.
So now that I've used my October SC kit, I have a lot of 
Shimelle, Echo Park and Graphic 45 waiting for some photos.

I have also found I love using bits and pieces.
I also found I don't care if the colors really match
because it all seems to come together in the final version.
AND I seriously have issues with titles -
 on pages, on blogs, on subject lines. 
Which is beyond annoying.

I don't know how I missed the Woodn't you know its fall at Paper Issues.
Thanks Lisa!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Clusters of embellishment goodies

I'm having title issues.
Really.
 However, with some help from my awesome DH
I have one out of two.
 I started the layers with the honeycomb stencil and watercolors.
I love watercolors.
They're your friend.
 Then I piled on the goodies - mostly Studio Calico stuff
with some extra goodies from my stash.
 and more goodies. - I used the entire package of stars.
They look terrific scattered about.
And those Evalicious arrows. 

Using up my October Studio Calico kit papers. 
Love them.
And wa-la my DH's awesome title, which seriously
should be a head slapping doh on me.

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