I made this layout a couple of weeks ago for a Design Dollies Trifecta challenge, but then I got my internet cut off! (Kind of a long story, but finally I'm back, yay!) Turns out Design Dollies are on hiatus for the summer, boohoo! Love playing along with their challenges, they're always so, well, CHALLENGING, ha! Loads of stamping and Perfect Pearls on this layout, and I really like how it turned out, so bright and sparkly! I took these photos at the Canada Day parade in Burns Lake a couple of years ago, and they perfectly capture Ailis' personality. She brought all these things to the parade, it lasted about 5 minutes, and then she nearly left it all behind because she was so involved with collecting and eating candy!
Are you wondering how I got the edges all shimmery like that? Well, when I use Perfect Pearls, I brush the excess off into a non-stick baking pan (yeah, I don't have the nifty Tim Holtz craft sheet, but I make due!) When I'm all finished with the Perfect Pearls, I spray this excess with water (mixed with a bit more Perfect Pearls) to make a puddle. Then, I simply slide the edges of my page around in the puddle, and this is the end result! I think this is my new fave technique!
Well, Ailis and I are off to a Judo lesson tonight (WHAT?!?! Another semi-long story, I'll fill ya in later), and then I'm taking Nolan and Ailis on a little roadtrip to Kamloops tomorrow (to see the Wildlife Park, woohoo!) so I'll try to get to everyone's blogs in the next few days. Big hugs, Roxy!
Supplies (all CTMH): White Daisy cardstock, crochet flower and brad, Picture Perfect and Noted Backgrounds stamp sets, Sunset ink, watercolor pencil, blender pen
Other: Bazzill cardstock, Scenic Route patterned paper, American Crafts Thickers, Creative Memories pen, Copic markers, Imaginisce, Hero Arts and Hampton Arts stamps, Ranger Perfect Medium and Perfect Pearls