The colors are beautiful, but I had to look long and hard to find just the right picture to go with them. I came upon this picture of baby me, and it looked just perfect for the combo. As soon as I saw my shiny bum, I was reminded of the silly song my mom would sing to us when we were little (and naked).
I scrounged through my paper stash to find the colors and came up with some old and new stuff: My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy, American Crafts Dear Lizzy, and some old Fancy Pants. I found some Peach Core'dinations that was perfect. I used the current sketch from Pencil Lines (sketch 234) as inspiration for my page design:
Here are some close-ups. The journaling labels are by October Afternoon. I thought the little windows in the Dear Lizzy birdhouse needed something, so I added some Pearls (by BasicGrey). That gauzy rose is cut from a Webster's Pages Bloomers trim. For some reason, I forgot to get a detail shot of the other roses, but they're by Prima. At the last minute, I stuck those pins in--I think they're by Heidi Grace (not a hundred percent sure because they were floating in the bottom of my pin drawer--yeah, I have a drawer dedicated exclusively to pins).
I think I have a lifetime supply of Heidi Swapp letters, and I'm always so happy when I have enough vowels for the title I want to use! That little brad is an old Autumn Leaves MOD brad. You can see a little of the Core'dinations paper behind the title, which I sanded.
I love tucking little odds and ends between layers. These two piece are also VERY old. The soap one is a cut-out from Melissa Frances, and the Exhibit A bit is by Daisy D's.
A little detal shot from the bottom corner. I added a little Doodlebug sugared brad to the Bloomer rose to make it stay the way I wanted. The sparkly chipboard heart is Dear Lizzy.
The edges on that picture above look sort of muddy, but the edges are actually shimmery. Our Designer's Challenge was to add shimmer. I didn't want to cop out and just use the glittery accents, so I dug out the Twinkling H2O's that I bought eons ago when I saw them demonstrated at a stamping store. I distressed the edges of my papers with the Zutter Distrezz-It-All and then painted them with the Twinkling H2O's. So shimmery and pretty. Don't know why I never used them before. I think I tried to use them once but I didn't let the water soak into the pigment enough, so when I tried painting with them, it was too watery.
The reveal for the challenge is especially beautiful this week with these gorgeous colors. Head over and check out what the rest of the design team made. And I hope you'll play along. You might catch Janet's eye and be featured or even win a prize from our sponsor...
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