Saturday, August 4, 2012

Through the Years

My in-laws will be celebrating their wedding anniversary soon.  Well into their eighties, theirs exemplify the greatest love story that spanned decades and continents.  It is a long and beautiful romance and I wish them many more years of endearing stories! 

Since this is a heavily-embellished layout, I used a canvas board for better support. And it takes the various mists and paints very well.  The slight texture also gave it some "tooth" to grab the stickles, glitter and german glass.

I just picked all sorts of mediums to play with and ended up with about twenty bottles of mists, stickles, dimensional pearls, reinkers.  And that's excluding the Glossy Accent, Beacons and matte mediums for adhesives!  So let me try to list them here: Dylusions sprays in Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, Fresh Lime; Distress reinkers in Scattered Straw; Adirondack Dimensional Pearls in Lettuce, Butterscotch and Bottle; Stickles in Gold, Cinnamon, Sequins, Orange Peel; Distress Stain in Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass; Perfect Pearls in Plum, Blush and Interference Violet; ColorBox reinkers in Pink and Green; Archival Ink in Black.

My favourite corner began with a juxtaposition of metal, pearls and wood.  After looking at the random items on my scrap desk, I decided to add paper raffia and hemp twine from a previous project to the mix as well. So now I have a good reason not to tidy up between projects - you never know whether a piece of this-and-that will end up as a perfect touch for the next project!

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