Friday, May 24, 2013

Layout and Card

Hello Everyone

Happy Friday! I am sure that you are looking forward to the weekend, as much as I am! Roll on weekend!

I hope you have been checking all the wonderful projects for May. There has really been some super inspiration from the DT.

Denise here today, I have a page and a card to share with you. Let's start with my layout.


This page is about me and only "Denise".  This is not about me the mother of Joe, or the wife to Johann, this is just about me! Sometimes I have to remind myself that there is a Denise and not just a mother and wife, and that Denise needs to exist also. So this page is to remind me to care for myself too, because if I don't nurture myself, then I will almost certainly just fade away! Do you sometimes feel like that too?

I used the beautiful trim from May Arts, it really is so versatile.


I really experimented with my background and first applied a thin layer of gesso. Then I stuck down some of the wonderful oldsie pages from the Zeus and Zoe kit, and then spritzed with 3 different colours over it. On top of that I threw course salt and allowed it all to dry.  Once dry, I removed all the salt and was left with a wonderful palette to work with. Maybe give this a try sometime...


For my second little project, I created a card using Couture Creations.


I used an embossing folder as well as a diecut. Here is a close-up for good measure.



Thanks for joining me today and don't forget to enter the May Challenge for your chance to win prizes from May Arts and Couture Creations!

Have a great Friday and weekend!!




11 comments:

Sandra said...

Love the balance of the layout Denise and the background looks fabulous.

Sandie Edwards said...

Both your projects are beautiful Denise..... love the die's you used on your card and all the beautiful elements in your layout.

Adriana B said...

wonderful layout of YOU :) great photo :) and love the card you made , great work :)

Norma Gomez said...

Denise, I totally love your layout! It's feels very powerful and my first reaction to it was "OH WOW". Really gorgeous and your card is wonderful too, the flowers look real. I'm definitely looking forward to the weekend too. Hope you have a great one!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous work Denise! I love how you framed the photo on your layout. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

Pallavi said...

Loved what you wrote about you being just Denise.The layout is gorgeous.Thanks for the tips on how the background was created.I knew that this could be done with watercolours,but didn't know that it works with other mediums too.Will definitely give it a try.

Helen Wallace said...

Absolutely agree Denise, we are more than our roles and much more than the different hats we wear. It's importaant to take time for ourselves, to nurture and create. Love your elegant layout and I like the salt technique too. Beautiful card as well. :)

Denise van Deventer said...

Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments.... ;-)

Ava Gavloski said...

Denise, lovely photo and great technique to try with the salt. nice showcasing of the kit materials

Marivic Clifton said...

What a lovely LO of you Denise!
That is so pretty how the photo was framed and how well the trim went with the embellishments.

The card is as amazing as well!

Thank you Denise!!

Riikka Kovasin said...

Gorgeous work Denise!