Monday, August 15, 2011

Moments That Take Your Breath Away

The following layout is one that I did using my Scraps Of Darkness August Kit-Envy. It features some pics that were taken when we went to Daytona Beach for a Nascar race last year. Yes, that is me in the smaller photo, enjoying the gorgeous view of the sun rising on the beach! I have been seeing so many of my friends doing these beautiful beach scenes, and I just couldn't help but want to do one of my own, but of course in my own way. Thank you to all of you out there who inspired me, but then again you guys are always my inspiration!

I started with a piece of the gorgeous Robin's Nest kit foil pp, then took a pieces of the cardstock from this month's add on, and did some punching and machine sewing on it. I then created some layering pieces from 2 other kit pps by tearing and inking the edges and doing some more machine sewing on one of them and using some of the kit rub ons to add interest to the corners.

I then used a crochet piece (a sweet gift from my friend ChattyKathy),  that I cut apart and used for a textured underlay. I took some Vintage Seaglass Flowers for my Etsy Shop, and layered them in over the kit ZVA bling swirl. I took a real shell and gunked on some gel medium, sprinkled it with glitter and tucked in some little treasures, one of the kit mini blue roses, a Prima pearl, a heart charm and one of the Blue Moon Trinkets from the Romance Add On.

I used some Dusty Attic Seashells from my Etsy Shop that I had painted up with the Mica's from this month's color add on. Added one to the corner of the photo, and

added one to the peek a boo I created in the bottom corner, using another piece of the crocheted piece, another mini rose and Prima Pearl. I used the Pink Paislee Mistables that came in the kit, and that I inked and added Prima Pearls as the mat for my smaller photo (hey that's me).

I used a hot air ballon from my Etsy Shop to carry the "Moments" of my journaling that reads "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." I drew out some little clouds on to chipboard, fussy cut them out then painted them using acrylic paint and some of the Blue Hawaiian Mica from the color add on. Popped on some Sea Green Glitter Glass Butterflies from my Etsy shop, and took a clear stamp and randomly stamped my card stock layer to add texture and interest.

Thanks for dropping by to share one of  those "Moments" that always takes my breath away, and that is the feeling of just how small I am in the scheme of things when standing beside something so vast-so humbling! I hope that you get to experience some of those moments this summer, but hurry, it's almost over! ~ Renea

1 comment:

Esther said...

Beautiful!! Love the little treasures tucked in the shell!