In early May, only a week after Mikaela's funeral, it was beautiful outside and we were trying to find our new normal. On that particular evening she was loving the hide and seek. She was hiding behind the trees, and then telling us to hide behind the trees. There was lots of running and screaming just because it was fun. At one point she was hiding behind the tree and "shushing" those around. I caught it with my iPhone. It's not the best photograph, in that it's quite blurry. But it's also the BEST photograph, and had to be documented.
Glitter Girl challenged us over at 2 Peas to create clustered embellishments, so I tried that. Erika at Club CK challenged us to use numbers on a layout, so I tried that! Scrapbook Circle's Challenge is to use speech bubbles, so I did that! AND, if that wasn't enough, Paper Issues is Fall'n for flair (and I never need a challenge to use flair), so I did that! Whew!
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I like the paint spots (really gesso spots), the misting, the colors and the washi (especially the washi over the speech bubbles). This patterned paper was actually pretty light, and I made it blue by misting quite a bit. Also the orange behind the photo was white. I tried to ombre it with mist (apparently "ombre" is now a verb). Sorta worked, but I had to use a lot, and it was difficult to find any adhesive that wanted to stick (even after letting it dry for over 24 hours)! I used mostly the Scrapbook Circle September kit :: Talk of the Town, but everything is linked below except the hello stamp, found at Target, and the striped washi, which is recollections.
On Thursday expect another post. My first "currently" post (challenge by the great Ali Edwards).