Monday, March 22, 2010

Turning to the Dark Side

No, not really. I  just re-discovered how fun it can be to work with papers and fabrics. I'm still going to do digital, I must layer and blend, there is nothing like it. But I'm eager to play with other media too, I feel almost tingling in my fingers from how much I want to try lots of things.
I became a huge fan of Tim Holtz's style and his products, I can never have enough of them! He signed his book (Compendium of Curiosities) for me: "Romana, be curious!" Cute, isn't it?
I've been lurking in the stamping forum and gallery at 2 Peas in a Bucket though I'm pretty sure that more than like traditional paper scraps and cards my style is somewhat different. Here goes the tingling again!

Couple weeks ago, I made my first hybrid layout - about my mom at "Dances" as we called it. I wanted it to be soft, lacy and feminine page...

This Dance
Vinnie Pearce - New Papers, Cute and Wild
Amanda Sok - Awakening

Vinnie Pearce - Old Text Brushes
HeatherT - Little Miss Muffet
Anna Aspnes - Floral Brush Set
Hazel Olive - Shabby Sheet

journal strip:
Katie Pertiet - Pinned Notes

Lily Designs - Boy

golden tab
Catherine Designs - Pele Mele Autumn Vintage

small envelope:
Syndee Nuckles - Camille's Garden

Aprilmouse+Hanulienka - Eulalie's Jewel Box

The second hybrid is a redo of one of my digital layouts, it now hangs in our family room. Our (now big) girl turned eighteen in November and the picture is from her celebration/dinner. She still talks about the chocolate soufflé which was really divine!

papers: Vinnie Pearce - Reflections, Pieces of Me I;
various paper scraps: V.Pearce - Reflections
splatter: Vinnie Pearce Purple Phase ( recolored)
flower stamp: HeatherT - Unforgotten

butterfly: Prima - Andorra Red Pearl

One thing I'm not so excited about: I've been trying to work out the right settings for my printer and the monitor calibration so I could print digital papers end elements but grrrrr... frustrating!!!! 

Monday, March 1, 2010

New Layouts at Two Peas In a Bucket

The first layout: our son Jakub in 1992. We loved taking kids to this huge grass field, originally an airfield ( doesn't exist anymore), they practically learned to walk there.

The second page - 15-year jump in time - Jakub in Death Valley, CA. 
Almost everybody who comes to California wants to experience it. I really don't know why. Usually, you don't mind the heat outside, you don't sweat. It is back in the car when you start feeling it. It was about 125ºF, but J-man is a toughie.

Little Bug
Anna Aspnes
photomask: Layered Fotoblendz No4
overlay: Artplay Palette 4
paper scraps: Artplay Palette 10, Passionaire, Mama
leaf: Artplay Palette Fall
Katie Pertiet
papers: Alandia, Destination Seaside 2
overlays: Roughed Up Krafty No2, Messed Up Overlays No2
date stamp: Stamped Years No1
Jesse Edwards
alpha tile: from Neutrals Solids 2
Catherine Designs
hearts: R-C23
Christina Renee
butterfly: Flutterfies

Death Valley
Anna Aspnes

overlay: Potpourrie Paperie 1
brushes: Arplay Palette 4, 8, 10, Passionaire
mask: Artplay Palette 10

Katie Pertiet
blended papers: Alandia
mask: Filmed Photomasks No2
frame: Proof Sheet Frames No2
alpha: Metal Type Cast Alpha

Michelle Martin
Paper: Colbie

My third page is a lift of Vilna's page Love and Laughter at 2 Peas in a Bucket. Those beautiful sunset pictures ( of Barbora, a.k.a. Bella) were taken in Berkeley, during our trip to San Francisco.

Vinnie Pearce
brushwork: Distressed Brush Set
flower, lace paper, little tape: Placid
everything else: Pieces of Me III