I can not believe it's August already! Why does the summer have to fly by so fast? August is one of my fave months (next to October) but it is so bittersweet. Looming in the near future: the call to the pool guy to close the pool (waaa!) back to school prep (double waaaa!) and sending my little compadres off to school. (I'm one of those crazy moms that really like having my kids around in the summer.) Then the good stuff: our little end of month vacation, perusing catalogs for Halloween costumes, my birthday - some good stuff and now this, too:
Join 'The Studio' for the scrapbooking event of the summer! Great prizes, amazing classes with fantastic tutorials, fabulous guest designers and teachers, and more than enough inspiration to spark your creativity.
I'm very excited to be involved in this event and hope you will join in. You can also check out details on Facebook.
Next up, the 2 'dud' masking layouts I promised yesterday. I had a lot of trial & error with this challenge. First up is the strainer layout. (Excuse the Asbury Park photo redux. This layout spawned the Asbury Park mini album. Same thing actually happened with the photos in the next layout, I just haven't finished that mini yet)...anywho...back to the strainer layout:
I sprayed my micro-batch white paint mist through a metal pasta strainer. Then I stitched the spirals over the dots to mimic the pattern in the windows of the building. I added the dots of aqua paper to draw attention to the spirals and misting. Here are a couple of close ups:
Sewing in a spiral isn't easy but it sure is fun.
The results are a little unpredictable - in a good way.
Ok, next up is the 'tart pan' layout. I thought this would be a cute shape for these amusement park photos. Again, used my white paint spray:
Here's a detail of the title part of the layout:
So that's me today. Going to work on my Cyber Crop project, finish up that mini then need to host a play date.
Hope you have an easy Monday - thanks for stopping by!