Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Black Belt, a 5K, and Queen

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about inspiration. After jogging with my boys to train them (and me!) for a 5K, I came up with a title for a layout. I then took a photo (well, my husband did), and I printed it out and made this page:

I used Studio Calico's Handmade kit for this.

The journaling came directly from my blog, a first for me. It made it so easy to just copy and paste. Wowza.

I stitched some photo corners around the photo, something I have really liked doing lately:

As usual, I did a little stripping. The top strip of paper I hand cut from this piece of October Afternoon paper. I stitched over it and added buttons just for fun.

I had a Fancy Pants chipboard flourish that had been lying around for a while, so I decided to use it as a misting mask. I didn't want dramatic mist, so I used yellow and Mister Huey's Shine. I also punched some patterned paper circles and stitched them down with cross stitches, another thing I've liked doing lately.

Thanks for looking at my project! I'm very pleased with how it turned out, even though I'm red as a lobster in this picture while my boys don't even look like they ran at all.

What have you done lately that you are proud of but haven't scrapped?


Linda said...

Fabulous layout, Jennifer! I love the stitching and really enjoyed the journaling too!

BabyBokChoy said...

I've been waiting for this layout and as usual you deliver a punch with your delightful composition and complex misting and stitching!!!!! :) love love love.

I have on my table a photo of my face buried in Pillars of Earth. I polished off 900+ pages in 8 days, lol. I was proud, yes. LOL.

alisonm said...

How come I can never come up with anything as cool as this???? SIGH....
Someday, when I grow up, I will be as creative as you!

Gina Lideros said...

This is fabulous Jen!
I love all the stitching that you did on this and all those fun circles and half circles. Doesn't Studio Calico rock?
hugs ~ Gina