We are back from the cold northern part of Florida
and its good to be home.
Thanks for your prayers for Shane - he is doing very well.
I'm so proud of him.
This photo was orginally being scrapped as a 6x12 and
what a disaster that turned out to be.
Somehow the gesso and watercolors I used on that
base paper looked well-stupid, and
there was no fixing that
which bums me out because I really love the paper -both sides
and that is why it was to be 6x12.
Anyway - I "scrapped" it (literally) and
began again after I returned home.
I found some Shimelle papers that I started for a page
that somehow was tossed aside.
I seem to do a lot of "scrapping" yunk yunk.
The Shimelle papers really seemed to rock with the Studio Calico mats
that I had glued to the photo - I then
added a few more touches and wa-la, mojo has somewhat returned.
I really liked the you and me from the cut apart sheet
but alas, it was too big to use on the page
So I fussy cut the & and whacked down the you & me
and wa-la, a lovely title that fits perfectly.
That red hatch marked papers behind the photo looks
in real life more orange then red, until you
And I wanted that title - so I just added more orange
stuff to pull it together and make the orange title less lonely
- and then noticed the inking behind on the base page
is the same sort orange-red as the mat paper
so it really all works together.
And whacking it down - perfect fit.
However, AT this point if it didn't work together
I was rolling with it anyway - because
seriously, is this gonna matter 100 years from now
if it lasts that long.
My new intention is to not sweat that kind of stuff.