Monday 9 February 2015

The Memory Nest - Make It Monday 34

Time for the second February challenge at The Memory Nest today and I have to confess to being a bit excited and apprehensive about the page I'm sharing as my DT creation.

I knew as soon as I saw the sketch that it had to be a you and me sort of page and these two photos immediately came to mind. But then I went a bit crazy - well for me anyway - and got very messy with a paintbrush.

I took the colours from the journal cards and had such fun making the frames, spritzing and stamping into the wet white lines. The overall effect feels very reminiscent of the colours and vibes of the early 70s when I was still young and carefree.

I stamped a lined journalling block and then added a little handwritten info about the day. The photos bring back far more details about that long Summer break and the thrill of meeting up, but they're for me to know and the reader to guess about!

I'm loving the way the spritzed ink expands and the stamped ink changes colour as it sinks into the damp white frame.

So I'm wondering what you're thinking? This page is just so very different from my usual style, but I am pleased with how it turned out and wasn't tempted to throw it in the bin! I'd love to hear your opinion.

Paper:Bazzill Basics card; Simple Stories, I {heart} Summer journal cards
Inks: Mister Huey's Color Mists, opaque white, dark calico, Sunshine; Memento, rich cocoa
Stanps: Kaisercraft, Botanical journal
Alpha: Cuttlebug, Hippy Chick
Die: Die-namics, ampersand
Embellishments: button from my stash; Doodlebug sprinkles, Spring asst.

Thanks for dropping by my blog today, and thanks again if you've time to leave a comment. I'll be popping round to look at all your entries to The Memory Nest's challenge and leaving you some love too.

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  1. Fantastic page, Jane!! LOVE the pictures!! The colors used and stamping are perfect with those black and white photos from the '70's!!! AMAZING!!! TU!!!

  2. Jane...that is a terrific LO! You are from my era I think! Love what you call the "messiness" because I cant do it and it looks very cool! My LO--the paper came with the Merry Christmas cut out at the top--I've had it for years and decided just use it!!!
    Thanks for your nice comment!

  3. Jane, I love this layout. Just fantastic. I love the background and the black and white photos. What a great page to add to your album.


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