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Sunday, June 16, 2013

just relax...

So much easier said than done, don't you agree? This layout was inspired by a photo and a message board conversation about how I find it hard to relax. There is always something that needs to be done and I have to force myself to sit down and be in the moment. I'm not talking about relaxing while scrapping, I mean to really sit down and truly relax. I happened to be doing just that when I snapped this photo. I added some text and sparkles from the photo app called A Beautiful Mess.

This month's Pleased to Meet You Challenge is to take inspiration from Lisa. She has such a fun and fabulous style, it was easy to be inspired. She loves circles and the color aqua so I took those elements and got busy. I started with a sheet of watercolor paper and drew freehand circles with a Zig Emboss Writer. I then used white Zing embossing powder to make a resist for the paints I would be adding later. I repeated this with the Confetti stamp from Cocoa Daisy. I then used gelatos to draw circles around and over the embossed circles. I used a wet brush to blend the colors in and then used watercolors over that to create a soft look. I also painted circles with Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Teal) and I truly love the effect.

This is now my new favorite layout. I think I should hang this where I can be reminded often to just relax.

15 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm loving this serene layout! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Cute toes! Love the colour and LOVE the layout!

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  3. Your layout is beautiful. As is the photo, I love how you altered that photo.
    To just relax is such a wonderful skill to have. I say skill, because it is something I seem to have learned over the years and have to remind myself to just be.

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  4. WOW I love the way this looks and it's cool summery feeling, I might have to give that resist method a try.

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  5. Wowza, Sherry!! You really rocked the watercolour resist. Love it!

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  6. It's mine, too! Love it and it screams summer!

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  7. Gorgeous layout. The resist looks fabulous and I love the photo treatment as well.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! Missing you at CD!

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  8. Sherry, I can really relate to this layout. It is so hard to relax. You have inspired me again with these great techniques and color.

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  9. Beautifully calm and eye-catching all at the same time.

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  10. I so loved this page when I came across it at CD! It just screams summer! Packed full of all kinds of yumminess!

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