I currently am into the "splattered" ink look - just a hint of it - nothing too crazy. If you want to try this - the easiest way to do this is to take the pump top off the bottle of mist & just fling it a bit here & there on your paper. It can make a bit of a mess - so I use a deeper box slightly larger than a 12 x 12 paper to do it in. Fun to play around with - definitely try it out if you haven't yet :) The lacing may look a bit time consuming but it actually went quite quick. I drew an inner square on the background paper and hole punched evenly around the border. To lace I used twine instead of floss - I seemed to have more control with that. I was totally inspired to do this by Nancy Damiano - check here work out here. The patterned papers I used here were from SEI's On The Coast line - I loved the mix of green, blue, orange, and grey - perfect for beach pics. The chipboard that coordinated was awesome - you'll see bits of it here & there :) The 2 large flowers were hand-cut from one of the patterned papers - aren't they gorgeous??? In the end, just loved the crisp look to this & the fact that it only took a couple hours - for me that is a record :) Maybe I am turning over a new leaf :)
On to the winner of those 2 awesome punches!!!! Thanks so much for sharing all those FABULOUS quotes & poems - they will definitely help with am upcoming project I am working on :) I randomly drew comment #7!!!!
One of my favorite quotes is on my blog:
"Let a joy keep you.
Reach out your hands
--take it when
it runs by."
Cindy, please email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org & I will send your punches right out to you!!! Thanks so much everyone!!!
ttyl - julie :)