The second part was a recipe:
One piece of fabric
Two die cut shapes
Three colours from your chosen kitchen.
My fabric piece is in back of the photo for mounting. It is a piece of white cotton.
My 2 diecut shapes are flourishes by Chip off the olde block. I painted them with gesso then places a mesh fabric over them and painted again to leave a texture. I then added some edging with brown and some pink and green paint accents.
My 3 colours are Pink, green and yellow from the kitchen. I used papers from The girls paperie, Prima flowers along with some handmade flowers, beaded branches and flourishes(A tutorial for the beaded embellishments can be found here.)
Above is a closeup of the beaded flourishes I made. the tutorial can be found here.
I really liked how the background paper turned out. I was going for that worn wood plank look with the whitewash so I used strips of brown and painted them streaky with gesso then added touches of crackle paint. I then added a touch of old paper Distress ink to the edges and the crackle bits to age them and glued the strips down in a random pattern on the paper.
And below shows the hidden journaling
Because of the strange title I added a hidden journal tag behind the photo. It is pulled out when you pull on the flower to the side of the photo. I gave the page the title " The calm before the storm" because this is a picture that was taken Easter Sunday 2006 just before we got the call that Mom was back in the hospital with internal bleeding from her last Chemo treatment. Little did we know then but it was the beginning of a hellish few days. Mom Passed away a few days later in Hospital. The picture just reminds me of how peaceful things seemed that Easter Sunday before the call. We had spent a wonderful day on Good Friday with Mom, Pop, Sister and the kids just Dying eggs and having fun. Little did we know the tough week looming ahead of us.
I really enjoyed Scrapping this photo and the memories it brought good and bad, and I am really happy with the way the page turned out. Now its off to finish up chores before bed. Have a wonderful night and thanks for stopping in. Angela