Hi there folks, it's me again!
I feel like I'm having blog diarrhea - 3 posts over 5 days! I hope nobody's sick of me yet.. :(
But before I go on, the news is out and I'm sooo EXCITED!!! I'll be on the 2014 DT for Once Upon a Sketch! Still can't believe my face is there! And the best part is, I'll be working alongside my idols ... super super talented ladies all on the same team! I don't think I'm anywhere near their level of work, so this little girl will have to work doubly hard in order not to let the wonderful people at OUAS down! Kampatei!
So anyway, I finally got around to finishing my entry for their November Challenge:
The minute I saw this journalling theme I knew exactly what I wanted to do, and I spent a good day or two rummaging through my computer for the perfect photo. And this is my take on it:
LOVE LOVE LOVE 7 Dots Studios papers!! This is from the 9th Wave collection, and I realised Tusia used the same paper for her entry as well. This photo was taken during sunset at Bali when we were on one of our dive trips back in 2007. There was a man just standing there and looking out into the ocean and I felt the impulse to just snap the sight. The journaling theme is "My happy place", and there's no happier place for me than being out in the deep blue under the waves.
I've got a pretty long title and it's a quote by the father of Aqualung, marine conservationist Jacques-Yves Costeau. How aptly it describes what I feel about the sea!
A whole cluster of my favourite altered flowers! Sometime in the next month or two, I'm hoping to do a short video tut for my Green Tara's DT post on the various ways you can mess up their flowers in a pretty way! Here, I've used their wild rose which came in champagne and their cherry blossoms which I've added tinges of purple. I also finally managed to put in some shells which we brought back from Maldives and a lovely key from Tim Holtz.
Another view of the cluster. A piece of wood coral from Pink Paislee which I've altered with mists and crackle paint. My journalling is typed out on a piece of paper and kept in the little apothecary bottle (just like a message in a bottle, cuteness!). I would have preferred vellum but as usual, I can't find the one and only sheet I have amongst the horrible mess of scrapbook supplies (read: LOST). This is what the journalling says:
The sea is a place of wonder. It is where I am weightless; where I am free. It is where I see life and beauty. It is where my love first held my hand. I hear it call to me; its vast expanse. Though I did not come form there, to there I will go, when my days are through.
So that's all I have for today. I've got more works to share and another exciting piece of news which I just cannot share yet. November has just been so much fun and I can't wait for thing to get even more exciting. Until then, happy scrappin'!