Monday, January 14, 2013

MDSM5 Love You To Infinity ~ Cropped Embellishment

Welcome to this week's MDS Monday challenge, and this time it is my turn to host.  I picked an adorable page by Amber Meadows as inspiration this challenge's sketch.  I started off with intentions of recreating her page, although that would be lame for my own challenge, huh?  Based on my pictures, my page took a whole new turn, and I am quite happy with how it turned out.  Love when those unexpected creations occur!

For an added technique challenge, try to incorporate a cropped embellishment into your layout.  Here is a link to the cropped embellishments video.

My page has a few shots from the day we went to the windy side of the island of Aruba to visit some sights, including rugged terrain, natural land bridges, and an abandoned gold mill called Bushiribana.

Here I cropped the striped grosgrain ribbon.  I also used the color picker on the shell stamp (picked from the beach) and the background (picked from the sky).  As I usually do, I layered a couple overlays, including Natural Composition Overlay at 20% opacity.

Stamps: _Designer Kits\Days to Remember\Days to Remember - overlay, Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93, Natural Composition Overlays\Natural Composition Overlays - 10, Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255, Calendar Basics Kit\Calendar Kit - sun, Color = DAFFODIL DELIGHT 255,211,92, Summer Splash\Summer Splash - sand dollar, Color = CREAMY CARAMEL 203,158,117, Summer Splash\Summer Splash - starfish, Color = 160,125,97, Summer Splash\Summer Splash - sea shell, Color = CRUMB CAKE 179,161,131, Fantabulous You\Fantabulous You - i love you to infinity, Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93; Embellishments: _Designer Kits\Sunny Day - elements\Sunny Day - cloud 1, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon\Daffodil Delight, Buttons Pack Brights\Daffodil Delight - button 2, Baker's Twine\Baker's Twine - White knot short, Mis-Stitched - embellishments\Mis-Stitched - white 3, Mis-Stitched - embellishments\Mis-Stitched - white 3; Punches: Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = 143,160,170, Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = VERY VANILLA 254,249,232, Borders\Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Fill Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255, Basics\1.25 Circle Punch, Fill Color = VERY VANILLA 254,249,232.

Here is the layout for this week's challenge.  Make sure to stop in and play with us!

Thanks for stopping by!


Joan said...

This is a wonderful page, the "quote" works so well with pictures near the ocean.

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Such a beautiful page, Heidi. I love the button with the twine. The sentiments are perfect too. Thanks for a great sketch!!