Saturday, July 12, 2014

Love this beautiful life ~ Inspirational # 128

   Since anything goes for this week's Inspirational #128, hosted by Lynda, for Red Rubber Inspirationals, I decided to scrap this photo of Fanny Bridge, in Tahoe City, for a few other challenges as well.

   I was instantly drawn to these beautiful, summer, colors used for the July Design Seeds Challenge @!

My design inspiration came from this fabulous Sketch # 118 from Sketchabilities!

    I got messy with some mixed media for category 1, for the July Four Categories Challenge @ I started by smearing gesso on the background, creating little waves with a plastic fork, and then spraying over it with some Glimmer Mists, (Bahama Blue and Bubble Light Green) and Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray (Tibetan Poppy Teal). Then I tore around the edges of the white brick paper, (KaiserCraft  ~BaseCoat) and painted them a green color that I mixed myself. I used my sewing machine to create the wavy border, and for the butterfly antennae, which I printed from Swirlydoos. From Red Rubber Designs, I stamped Tree Silhouettes along the top of the photo. 

I made the frame on the bottom, sprayed it with some mists, and then added Ranger Verdigris Embossing powder. I used Ranger seafoam white embossing powder on the So Splattered stamps. The Script Background was inked with Burnt Umber Palette Ink. I used Mini Bet to stamp Fanny Bridge, Tahoe City, and CA. 

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. What a beautiful layout!
    Thanks for playing along at Sketchabilities!

  2. Absolutely beautiful. I love these colours, they remind me of peacocks. x

  3. I am always so knocked out by your creativity. I sit and look at your creations for a long time to find all the details.

  4. Amazing colour!!!!! Thanks for playing along with Sketchabilities

  5. Beautiful aquatic feel to this page, Drea! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!

  6. Drea this layout is stunning. These colors are so strong and dreamy!!! Thank you for joining in my Anything Goes challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

  7. Love this, the colors and how you integrate the stamping into your designs!