Monday, January 24, 2011


Weekly challenge!!!!  This one incorporated "clouds" into the inspiration.... and quite frankly I'm not a huge fan of die cut clouds, stencils or stickers.... they're too (sorry) cute and kiddie.  I know, the layout features my youngest KIDDIE.  But the photo did inspire me.  This was taken wwaaaaay back, David took the girls to fly kites at our new park.  Erin quickly took off on her own.  Daddy & Sarah were having different adventures with her kite.  I had fun photographing them.  I love this shot of Sarah. 
I see her looking up at the kite on what happened to be a beautiful, blue sky, puffy cloud day... and the song by Kate Bush ~ Cloud Busting came to mind. 

Taking my cue, I pulled out papers from Bo Bunny, My Minds Eye, White Bazzil, Grey Bazzil and even some very opaque vellum.  I printed some of the lyrics onto vellum and then adhered to the grey, then adhered to the white.  I used my stitching tool to pierce the edges all around (can't see well here),
Imagery from the video kept coming to mind (keep in mind, I haven't seen the video since the 90's and it never occurred to me until AFTER I finished to find on You Tube.) But grabbed me some gears and copied the definiation of clouds from an old dictionary..
Printed Cloudbusting out after editing in my publishing software (matching my colors of course) and printing
onto the vellum.  Since it takes forever for ink to dry on vellum, I dusted w/ clear embossing powder and set w/ heat. 
Dug thru my leftover embellishment stash... found bits & pieces of lace trip, laser cut flourishes and a
 My Minds Eye piece that I enhanced with Smooches and water to add depth to the blue, white Smooches to knock down the green... and spritzed the whole thing with Tattered Angels..  Oh and dry embossed that little piece of vellum with a Cuttle-bug embossing folder..and That's my finished challenge!

1 comment:

lillith said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! but then all your stuff is. but this i particularly like!

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