Monday, April 28, 2008

Happy Monday!

Just a couple of things to share today. This first project was my contribution to the Pink Paislee blog this month. The blog is awesome. And the design team is always posting new projects. So check it out if you want to see some great Pink Paislee stuff.

Anyway, I used the negative space from the die cuts to make this. I knew that it would be a great frame for some photos. I added lots of other embellishments including stamps, stitching, die cuts, jewels and chipboard. Then I glued the frame onto the green paper. I painted a canvas and adhered it to that. Finally I added some paper strips along the side. Here are several shots...






This next project is one that I did recently using an old photo of my mom, Albert and I back in 1970. Here's the journaling: Family excursions for the Gervais family always included a stop at Howard Johnson's. In 1970, we drove from Long Island to Mexico City. Stopping at the orange roofed motels is one of my most vivid memories of the trip. I loved the pool, the ice cream and the blue and white checked waitress uniforms.







I used a variety of patterned paper to give it a 70s feeling. I stamped on the felt and did lots of stitching, too.

This is one of those pages that I just love because of the topic (and the fun products, too). I plan on hanging it up in my scraproom.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

Lighthousegirl said...

Lovely work - I adore the mix of colours and patterns

Thank you for sharing

dawnsing said...

SUCH cute layouts! Love all the stitching on the felt and those little X's on the trees....very nice touch!!

Have a great day!

Julie Masse said...

What adorable pieces!! I love how you filled the first one with lots of pretty pieces - very nice! :)

Deanna said...

Wow, your work is phenomenal!

danni said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Anabelle, amazing details and design!!!

hugs & love!
danni

Dena said...

You are too damn good for your own good! I love your project!

LoRi said...

Thanks for your gorgeous inspiration!

Lea L. said...

Fabulous projects Anabelle....love them! I need to get some Pink Paislee stuff...the more I see it, the more I love it!

Have a great day!
~lea

Terrie B x said...

beautiful creations as always:)x

pattyo said...

You can see what an incredible amount of work went into these beautiful projects!

Betsy said...

Oh wow, Anabelle! These are both just so beautiful! I just love, love, love all your wonderful details!

Charity Hassel said...

your work is always so gorgeous and detailed! love it!

Chris Millar said...

Wowser!!! Both these projects are mind blowing Anabelle!!! Amazing, inspiring and gorgeous work!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness! Could these be any cuter? You amaze me Anabelle---your style stands out from the rest!
Melissa

Susan said...

Those are so adorable! I love the retro look of the 70s picture with those papers!

Melanie said...

Ohhh, Anabelle - these are just awesome!!! What beautiful projects. Love all the details you did. REally love that Hojo page, too - I'm nostalgic in that way, too.

Michele said...

Oh wow. These are both very gorgeous! I agree...great mix of colors and patterns!

Maria said...

beautiful!!! your work is so inspiring - thanks for sharing!! :-)

karin xoxo said...

wauw, this looks really great. Love the colors and the patterns.

xoxo karin

Stacey S said...

You do such amazing work with each and every piece! These are both so incredibly creative! I adore the Hojo layout and the way you master the mixing of those papers! And the neg. die cut....hello! Awesome stuff, seriously!

Debbie Olson said...

SO lovely! I just ordered some of the Pink Paislee papers, you enabler! ;-D I love the buttons in the heart especially.

Chrys said...

gorgeous projects!!!!!!

lialuvsblythes said...

Oh Annabelle ... :)

Catching up on your blog always makes my day! Such beautiful work you create!

I'm totally in love with the Pink Paislee work you did!