Monday, June 10, 2013

Enjoy The Little Things In Life

The June Challenge at Berry71bleu is all about Summer . . . What is the thing you love to do most in the Summer?  I spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying the sunshine.  You can find me working in my flower gardens, or sitting out on my deck with a cool refreshing drink and a good book to read. My favorite author is Fern Michaels.  
 Our Design Team sponsor for the month of June is 7 Dots Studio.
We were lucky to be furnished with some collections to work with.  I used papers and tags from their Domestic Goddess, Hopefully and Love Is In The Air collections.

Our prize sponsor this month is Jacquard.
I was furnished a couple of colors of their PearlEx Power Pigments to work with and used them on the chipboard and lace on my layout.
I first covered my chipboard with some bronze ink.  Then I applied some distress crackle paint and PearlEx Green-Purple and Violet-Brass.  Once dried, I repeated the process.  I also randomly inked the lace below my picture and added some of the PearlEx colors.
 A few closeups:
Lots of layering -

Here I used a piece of hexagon chipboard from UmWow Studio
which I inked with some black and bronze ink.

I altered my picture in PicMonkey, a free online photo site.  I added a frosted edge around it in purple.

There is plenty of time for you to join our challenge.  
Please check out all of the details and prize information here.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

7 Dots Studio:  Domestic Goddess, Hopefully, Love Is In The Air
Jacquard PearlEx- Green-Purple and Violet-Brass
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist Cappuccino
UmWow Studio Chipboard
Bo Bunny Stained Textures Stamp
Tsukineko Inks:  Pretty Pastel, Jewel Box, Flower Pot, Planetarium Metallic
Kaisercraft Stamps - Wood Panel, Flutter
Kaisercraft Rubons
Martha Stewart Wild Flowers Deep Edge Punch
K & Company Embellishments


yyam said...

Gorgeous layout Debbie! I really love the amazing textures on the chipboard! :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Picmonkey is GREAT....I really like your handwriting in there & those layers...& I must get out my PearlEx - I love using it, but have sorta FORGOTTEN it!!!!!!!!!! Great summer LO:):):)

Cindy Gay said...

Such a pretty arrangement with beautiful elements.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooo gorgeous!! I love love love the colors, the layers ... just WOWWWWWWWWW!

Ashley Horton said...

Beautiful page, Debbie!! Love all of the layering and the great embellishments you used!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Fabulous layout as always! Love your work!