The photo of me was taken a few years back when we lived in Tucson AZ. I am actually watching my son play and one of my Best Friends sapped it of me before I could protest. I just love the way I am looking off into the distance... kinda pondering life. Therefore I thought it would be fitting for this subject... "My Bucket List". Now many of you who know me might say what my Hubby said..."your not terminally ill! Why a bucket list?" Well first off it was brought up by a challenge on the Scrapbook.com site and second... as I replied to him "you never know when your last day may be... healthy or not". So on that note I hope this finds every one of you healthy and strong and inspired to think of what you might want to do in or with your life.
THE BUCKET LIST - I want to...
Like I mentioned earlier. I have never done a entirely black and white Layout. This is my first. It was such a challenge for me to see the proper layers that I had to design it on the computer first then create it with paper. Now for the Details.
Top Right: This is a great close up of some of the computer work I did for this LO. First off I created the bucket list, bingo style card and printed it on vellum. I am really happy with the way this title turned out. I used MS word and the word art program in it to create the title. The other piece of "digital" work in this Layout is the swirl background paper. I arranged a bunch of clip art flourishes to create this beautiful pattern. I did this because I was in need of a third pattern in black and white for this Layout. I also love this butterfly. I found these in the wedding decoration department at my local craft store and it just adds such a shimmer to the center. It really draws your eye right where it needed to go. I just added a bit of rhinestones and edged it in black. The bucket list reads:
This is a great close up of the computer generated flourishes I printed on vellum and just cut them out and placed some bling on. The Flower was so easy and I loved how it turned out. I took the scraps of the Patterned paper I used through out the layout and cut three petals of each. I alternated them and edged them with black ink. I took a clear polka doted flower sticker and backed it with a piece of black card stock. I adhered the petals to the back of the black card stock. I folded the outer half of each petal and added an epoxy flourish sticker as the center. Also I just want to note that I love these little black flowers from Prima. I added the white pearls on wires for the centers.
Here is another new technique for me... Notice the top layer of the large circle. Look closely at the edge of it. I used a hand held hole punch to create this textured edge. I then inked it black so the the top left of the layout you could see it as it is white on white paper. I also love these tile letters I used for the title. The folded ribbon was bought that way if you know me at all you know I DO NOT sew. Hehe. The inspire frame in the bottom corner is an old embelishment I had.
Thanks so much for looking at my work I am happy to hear how you like or dislike something I post in here so please leave me comments so I can learn what works or doesn't. I hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!
~ Grace ~