Sunday, June 13, 2010


The Elements challenge at Design Dollies (click on their blinkie in my side bar, they have awesome challenges!) this week was to complete a graduation themed project, so this page takes us back exactly 17 years to my high school graduation. Unfortunately, this is THE best picture of the ceremonies (no zoom lens!) so I put the gem frame around my face to sort of focus the attention there. Did it work? The colours this week are Yellow, Brown, White, and Royal Blue, and I'm proud to say that every piece of paper on this page started out white! I did some random stamping, clear embossing and brayering, and even pulled out the ol' water colour pencils and blending pen to pretty up the flourishes. I also followed this week's sketch pretty closely, so yay, another Trifecta completed!

If you're wondering about the title, well, it comes from a song by a Canadian band, Sloan. Come to think of it, I think the song came out around the same time as my graduation. Anyway, it sums up my feelings on that day pretty well. I know most people are really excited about graduating, but me, on that day, I felt kind of bummed. Did anyone else out there feel like that on their graduation day?

Supplies (all CTMH): White Daisy cardstock, Exclusive Inks stamp pads in Moonstruck, Creme Brulee, Cocoa, and Desert Sand, Clear Detail embossing powder, Tickled Pink, Intrinsic Backgrounds, and Key to My Heart My Acrylix stamp sets, watercolour pencils, and gem frame

Other: Dymo Label Buddy

P.S. this is layout #39 of 120 for the year

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  1. W

    This is fan-flippin-tastic! I can't believe how you made all your own papers! It looks so pro and so wonderful! This is the hardest won and stunning Trifecta! YOU GO GIRL!!! Thanks for playin with us Dollies!

  2. Absolutely fantastic job on the papers.....I LOVE your random stamping!!! And I think the frame did the job!

  3. Clever with a capital C!!!
    The trifecta usually has me bamboozled....awesome job!
    Penny (from the Dollies)

  4. I have to tell you this is absolutely fantastic, wow what an awesome entry, I cannot believe this paper started out white, you are one clever lady, and brayering, wow, and a trifecta, I say YOU GO GIRL too, congratulations on a stunning entry my girl.

  5. The papers you created for this page are GORGEOUS! I LOVE the 2-toned flourishes! Thanks for playing along with the Dollies!

  6. You did a fantastic job random stamping!!! and the way you coloured the Key to my Heart flourish in the corner. I might just have to scraplift this one!!!