Thursday, February 4, 2010

Yes!...to a lifetime together!

My daughter walked into my office today and asked, "Mom, cute LO but why does it say yes?!" Well, the answer is simple. This picture was taken the night my husband proposed to me. We were so much younger then! (Notice the face with no wrinkles!!) LOL! But it was also one of the best nights of my life! He is my best friend and is so very good to me! He spoils me like crazy and I am so blessed to have him as my husband! The perfect picture/memory for a Valentine's LO....

The challenge at Frosted Designs this week was to make a Valentine's LO without using any red or pink. So, I chose to use blues and browns! I also tried some new techniques! If you haven't already, head on over to Frosted Designs to see all the amazing ideas the design team has come up with! And then try some of your own and be sure to share them with us! I love checking out all the creativity and inspiration from the projects submitted each week!

Like I said, I tried a new technique. I recently purchased a set of Glimmer Screens (Garden Lattice) from Tattered Angels and couldn't wait to give it a try! I used a blue sheet of cardstock from the DCWV Christmas Stack. I laid the screen on the bottom left corner and sprayed the paper with Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist. I pretty much covered the entire screen. I gave it a few minutes to dry (it's amazing how quickly it dries!) and then I moved the screen just slightly. (I wanted the print to be a little messy!) Next I sprayed on Sapphire Glimmer Mist, this time leaving it mostly in the bottom left corner. Finally I gave it a coat of Marshmallow Glimmer Mist concentrating mostly on the upper right side of the paper. The pictures don't really show it but it really has a beautiful shimmer to it! I removed the screen and let everything dry. After everything dried, I took my black Souffle pen and started outline the shapes from the stencil. The cool part was the way the pen changed from black to a brown that blended right in! I used an exacto knife to cut along the top of the heart so that I could put the corner of my picture behind it. The picture is layered on top of an old page from a book and some Basic Grey Periphery paper. The dark blue layer was embossed with my cuttlebug and then I sanded it to let the white core show through.

I used the end of my scissors to dig at the center of the heart until I got the paper to tear so that I could insert the heart charm (Making Memories). The rest of the embellishments were some I had around in my stash. The chipboard letters are from colorbok. The flourish at the top of the page is from the Mother's Day Cartridge. I used some Cats Eye chalks in various shades of brown to distress some of the papers.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my LO! If you have time, I would love to hear any comments you have! Barb

18 comments:

Julie said...

Very pretty layout. Love your color choices

Leah said...

what a great page...and no, we didn't notice the lack or wrinkles or ANY to begin with! LOL! you silly girl!
thank you for your sweet comments this morning..I honestly feel like I have my own little family here with my blog and our blogs, don't you just feel so lucky! I know I do!

Steph_C said...

Aww, what an awesome picture. Beautiful layout!

Judy said...

wow! very nice LO. I love the color too. This is a very nice picture of you and your husband. You both look very happy and you are very lucky to have such a wonderful husband. You have a good weekend.

Terrie B x said...

Hi Barb:)
`Yes` ...your LO is soo beautiful...
Your masking is `gorgeous`..
love your photo how lovely......
Thanks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges..great to see you there:)
Terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Sandi Clarkson said...

Barb, this is wonderful. Love your masking and distressing as well as the old book page. How cute to out brads on it! Great embellies. So glad you are celebrating such an important day by getting it scrapped! (I remember no wrinkles.. long time ago LOL)

gina g said...

This is beautiful love the layout fab colour and great photo. Thanks for joining the Sophisticats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

Sandy said...

Hey Barb! This is incredible...I love the colors and the masking...you totally rocked this...tucking the pic in behind the heart was a wonderful idea...you really want me to buy more crafting stuff don't you????? I have not tried the glimmer mist but I can see you are going to encourge me to do that!!! I love every inch of this!

Kim said...

Stunning layout! I love your screen and glimmer mist technique! I'm going to have to try this. You really caputed this challenge in your layout. Just gorgeous!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Mandy said...

Beautiful, lovely piccy, fab layout & colours.
Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats
Hugs Mandy xx

Avril Ann said...

What a great memory to share with your daughter, fab LO and picture looks great too....thank you so much for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

JanJay said...

Aww fab LO

Thanks for taking part in my challenge and joining us over at Sophisticats this week.

Jan x

Shantaie said...

Fabulous LO great job with your masking!!!!

Thanks for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog~ Shantaie

June Houck said...

Barb, this is really elegant and beautiful. You have inspired me :)

I am glad you participated in our challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge blog.
June Houck

Maggie said...

hi,
isn't Glimmer Mist kewl and easy to use?
Thanks for playing with us..
Maggie

Brenda said...

WOW I really love this one...well I really love all your work...but I am lovin the details just perfect!
I love the Glimmer Mists I want more!!!!
hugs
Brenda

sam said...

great page! thanks for joining us at PIO!

Andrea M said...

Stunning layout and sweet story! Great job. Thanks for joining us at Pile it On!

 
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