Friday, September 24, 2010

Another layout to share....

Has it really been almost a month since I posted? Sheesh!
Sorry for that. I am constantly told to post more often and I really should! It's really about not taking the time to do things for myself and this effects me in all aspects of my life right now. I have a "to-do" list about a mile long and I have been unmotivated to create lately. I think knowing there is so much on my plate, I get overwhelmed and it causes me to shut down. I think I need to just set aside some time to organize and gather my thoughts. I need to think about one thing at a time, it will be much more productive and a lot less overwhelming.
Wish me luck on this new plan!
OK-onto the project! Here is a layout I created in my hotel room at CHA. I wanted to experiment with Prima's new masks and I just love the Hot Air Balloons! The background paper is a piece from the new Fairy Flora Collection. It was a subtle design so I thought it would work really well for the masking. I sprayed the mask a few times, creating a border on the left. I used Olive Vine Glimmer Mist and then added dabs of glue around the images for the glitter. I sprayed Vintage Pink around the background to warm up the color pallete.
This is a photo of all the Fennell kids on the fourth of July. We take a photo every year out on the dock at the lake when we are all there. It's really the only time of year we are all together for a photo like this. Everyone is so busy and spread out everywhere, so we take advantage of this opportunity.
I layered papers behind the photo and then added the flowers. I chose colors from the photo to compliment it-none of the kids "match" but this works! I love the color palette.
The new bling leaves added a lot of interest to the flower clusters without overwhelming it. I also love the texture and font of the new alphabet Prima released. So fun to use!

And here is a close up of the sprayed areas. I sprayed heavier in some spots than others. I didn't want it to look perfect and that was the look I was going for.
OK-so thats all for now. I do have a mini album i want to share too. I think it needs to be posted all on it's own. I will upload it in a couple of days. Right now-I need to finish some work and get myself ready for some creativity.
Thanks as always for stopping by! I LOVE the comments!
xoxo Cari

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Kathy said...

This is such a gorgeous layout! The masks are really awesome!

bluucaca said...

What a lovely LO Cari love the flowers of course but love the Tec. on the paper as well. Thanks for sharing.

Kristina said...

Gorgeous! Love the flowers (of course) and the rhinestone leaves are so much more awesome in use than in the package, must get some for the store now!

Jennifer said...

BEAUTIFUL layout!!! (=

Donna said...

Cari, this is a lovely layout--great work!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous. Love the bling and the balloons are wonderful. Love you most though :)


Shelley said...

keep bloggin momma.. and YES.. you do need me time. even if it means scheduling it in. you need it and you deserve it. i take tuesday nights for myself. every week. <3

phamil said...

Cari, it's gorgeous! I love the different colors and what you did with the mask is beautiful!!!!

Shemaine Smith said...

WOW...just WOW girl! I love it!

CaninosArtisticCafe said...

Hmmm not sure what happened to my comment I left here, but I will leave it again lol. This is georgous Cari, I love the colors you used so pretty!!

laurel said...

Beautiful layout!