I’m enjoying the Color Theory class by Wilna Furstenberg. I’m learning so much about painting and colors and how they work together. I knew how to match up colors and such before but I didn’t know how to really work with the colors to achieve a certain look which I think I have a better understanding of now.
This layout called for warm colors and brush strokes.
I finally was able to put my Tim Holtz paper distresser to good use as you can see in the last photo where I took a close-up. I also learned how to create a sticker look with the Silhouette Portrait using the Offset. Wilna provides a very good tutorial in her class but she also has the tutorial on her blog. It took a few tries and frustrations to finally get it to work correctly. The whimsical leaves die cuts were from Wilna, the dots were from a FB swap, the acrylic paints are Reeves, and the paper with the white cameras and the paper I’ve distressed are by American Crafts.
I used a rolling pin and bubble wrap to create the stamps. The acrylic paint brand I used is Reeves. They were a little on the darker side so I mixed a little bit of white in. The journaling flower is from an ephemera set from awhile ago so I don’t know the brand. The die cuts are from Wilna Furstenberg, the wood veneers and fawn badge are from Studio Calico.
Ordered 12×12 prints from Persnickety Prints during their sale. I think Persnickety has the best price and quality for 12×12 prints. Prints are $1.99 per sheet and the sale was 25% off per sheet.
A gift from a co-worker from my last job for my birthday (which is in December) in 2004. I guess I could just wear this scent and not have to wear green and I shouldn’t get pinched, right?
The photo challenge for week 9 was “memory.” I went with two that mean a lot to me: Dune by Christian Dior and the white orchid. Dune was given to me by a co-worker when I was about 21 years old and worked at a bank. She was a french lady with the cutest french accent. I visited her once at her lovely home and she gave me an advice I try to keep up with: Always make your bed because you don’t want your man to see it messy (something like that). She also gave me her Dune perfume. I told her I loved the scent and she offered it to me. The orchard was from my last job. I still miss that place and the people I worked with.
This one was only 2. She turned another year older this month too.
My first daughter turned 3 a decade ago today. I enjoyed and miss those very young years. They went by too quickly. I was working full-time when she was a toddler so I really didn’t get to spend as much time as I had wanted with her. I’m very grateful to have that opportunity now (and for the last 6 years) so no regrets. She keeps me on my toes, still.
I can’t believe she’s officially a teenager today. Take a deep breath.