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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Moments Worth Remembering


It's been FOREVER since I participated in ARTastic Challenges!  I couldn't resist working on a layout for this month's challenge!  I had the perfect photo... and the perfect colored papers!

You can see the ARTastic Challenge here.

The inspiration photo:
MARCH inspiration Lyn Butchart with Bluebirds

Extra Criteria:  TEXTURE

And here's my layout titled, "Moments Worth Remembering."
Lynn and I last Thanksgiving chatting with Andrew on the phone!  We were having such a great time chatting and laughing... and I couldn't resist a selfie photo of us!  :)

I was inspired, obviously, all the blues and birds.  Lots of texture was used too!

Supplies used:
Paper: Colorbok
Various Paints
Bling: Home Made
Chipboard Birds
Darice Embossing Folder
Clear Sticker
Sketch: Page Maps (Feb 2010)

The clear sticker was matted on cardstock with birds and flowers around it.  The glittery cardstock was embossed for added texture.

The background was created by adding various paints onto plastic wrap, then I misted it with water and pressed the cardstock onto the paints.  It's pretty messy... but pretty cool too!  And different effects can be created by simply lifting the cardstock off the paint mixture at different angles.  For example... if you lift it straight off the paints... then you get more of a splotched background... but if you lift the cardstock off from one side... it creates a smearing, shadowy effect... which can be pretty neat.
I had to add bling under the photo.

Rather than add the ribbon straight across the page... I looped it a few times for more texture.  It's hard to see, but cheesecloth was tucked under the dark blue cardstock and photo.  Glitter gems are in the flower centers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. The background you have created looks the blend of colours. The looped ribbon looks great. Thanks for joining in with us at ARTastic.

  2. A lovely page - your background is terrific and i love the blended colours. Many thanks for sharing with us on ARTastic.

  3. Love the background, I am going to give that technique a go!! And that certainly looks like a moment to remember. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at ARTastic.

  4. What a great page and that background is really killer. I love the way the paint splotched on the cardstock. I never thought to try to mist onto plastic that way and dip it in, but I suppose that would work similar to a craft mat (which I am admittedly too cheap to buy! LOL). Thanks for sharing your wonderful page. Great job and thanks for hanging out with the ARTastic ladies this month.

  5. It ia a fantastic page you have created here. I love the finished look on the bg paper which work so well with the photo. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at ARTastic :)

  6. Love this background...really cool effect! I will definitely give this a try! Really lovely layout! Thanks for joining us at ARTastic!

  7. What a fabulous background Libby & love how you have given us a little tute as well!!
    A wonderful photo & a terrific page.
    Thank you for playing at ARTastic with us!

  8. I love your background creation... what a cool effect! Thanks for the 'how to do it' . The colours are a perfect foil for your textured paper and ribbon. Great selfie. Thanks for playing with us at ARTastic. Cheers, Di

  9. This is such a lovely layout - love the background work, and use of that bold 1980's blue. Thanks for playing at ARTastic!

  10. A moment definitely worth remembering, it's the little moments that make life special. You have done a beautiful job with the background. I love how the colours blend together. Thanks for joining our challenge at ARTastic.