Thursday, October 15, 2009

Without You - layout - Practical Scrappers weekly challenge

First of all, please, please excuse the horrible photo of my layout! We are having yet ANOTHER gloomy and rainy day here and I can't get a decent photo whatsoever. I've tried and tired, but it's just too icky and dark outside. I need some sunshine and blue skies!

Okay, so I really wanted to use some "real" lacy card stock that is the challenge for this week at Practical Scrappers. I had a sheet of semi-lacy card stock and I used it for this layout. But, I kept seeing all of these fantastic pages done with the real lacy kind and I just had to try it, too. lol I know, I know......I'm making excuses. I just needed an excuse to go out and buy some, because I didn't have any! lol
So, here's my layout using some lacy card stock. I didn't use as much of it as I originally thought that I would, but I stumbled upon this transparency sheet, because I still had them sitting out from doing an older challenge at Practical Scrappers to use transparencies. I really thought that it went great with this photo that I had of me and Joe holding hands while driving to church one Sunday morning.

The transparency says:

Without you I'd be lost
a ship without a sail
a nest without an egg
a tree without a root
a home without a heart
A soul without a mate.
I cut one strip from the lace card stock and put that underneath the photo and transparency across the bottom. I wanted to do something more and then it hit me that highlighting the words "soul" and "mate" would look really neat. So, I took some pink acrylic paint and brushed it across the back of the transparency. I really love how that turned out!
The heart is corrugated and I added all sorts of things to it. The light pink hearts were cut from the lace card stock. I wrapped it with some ribbon and I added a couple of plastic tags tied with ribbon, punched red hearts, a rhinestone and then letter stickers for our initials.

The next piece of lace card stock that I have is snowflakes and I can't wait to work on that one next! Hopefully this evening during nap time!

4 comments: said...

Beautiful! Love it!

Jamie Lane said...

Love all the details, really lovely!

Kim said...

Aw, this is gorgeous first of all! That journaling is so very touching! I love all the specific deets you used in this layout! Hey, I'm following you now too! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week!
Kim xXx

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