I Treasure You
So we may have a love hate relationship with our very own craft projects but this one turned out so very special for me! The photo itself is beyond a treasure and I so wanted a special page for it. I think this may be the most awful case of following a sketch (refer to SOUS because I'm too ashamed to post the actually sketch here) I've ever done but I needed to remember that its for inspiration and doesn't always need to be followed so carefully, so really the inspiration comes from the paper layering in the original sketch...this page had a mind of its own! =)
And before I go any further...please let me welcome back one of SOUS original creators, Sandy Windsor! Thank you so much Sandy for coming to SOUS to Guest Designer for us, we are SO pleased and tickled to have you here again! Miss you so much friend! Click quick back to SOUS and see what she did this week!
The stunning shell paper is from DCWV Four Season's stack (a gift from my sister at Christmas, I thought it was really cute she bought me craft supplies!) I fussy cut the shells and the title piece from one sheet and layered over the muted shell print. Basic Grey letters for my titles and Crackle Accents.
This was a really neat page to put together. I can for sure say this is one that just continued to evolve. Because at the start it was all wrong and I was worried sick about it. You can see on the cream background that I embossed stripes (using Scor Pal) on the paper and then inked it, I like how that looked like a wooden walkway down to the beach. The photo frame is handmade paper and has such a warm, soft look.
The rest of the layering was just digging through my stash and adding more and more, here and there! I adore how it turned out and the small details like folding a Prima in half and tucking them around the page, the white really popping as a neat detail.
I'm a little late in thinking about this now but I should have pulled the tags out and shared these with you as well. I did some stamping with this page. The 3 tags though only 2 actually pull out. I also thought they balanced the heavily embellishment on the left side of the page with something interesting and also gave me an important area to talk about what the beach has meant to our family...
I think this is about the second or third time I have used tone on tone letters for a second title. I love how subtle a detail it is but also how it adds just a little something more, again with Crackle Accents. You can also see some more stamping I did with the clouds on the blue background (blue and cream papers are Basic Grey). The light blue cloud was cute and reused from the glittery shell paper.
This page is so special to me that I've actually kept it up so far and haven't put it away (away meaning in with a massive stack of pages without a home). LOL! I hope you love this as well and can see what it means to me. Funny because when something like this turns out so well it makes me feel better about the projects that turn out, so-so. Know what I mean?
Okay well make sure to stop by SOUS and see what our fabulous DT has done with the sketch...and I'll guess you'll be able to see the sketch a little better in at least a few other them! LOL! Take care and thanks again Sandy for joining us!