Hey everyone! How are you all? Doing pretty well here.
Well, today I wanted to show you a couple of things I created with a bunch of goodies sent to me by Paper Stories, a brand new online store. Paper Stories also has a blog right HERE where you can find lots more inspiration and giveaways etc .
I was sent a gorgeous assortment of Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary papers, together with a mixture of Prima Marketing flowers and alphas, some gorgeous ribbon and pins..JUST a perfect selection really. Its fantastic when you are sent product that feels like it was designed with you in mind LOL! Makes life really easy!
So here is my first layout..
"No one is ever as they seem"
Now, you must forgive this photo. I really have ZERO idea why one of my eyes looks..bigger than the other LOL! Its a selfie from my iphone so...I am forgiven there LOL!
Well anyway, let me tell you about this layout. Actually no! First let me tell you that even though you cant see it clearly I have actually changed hair colour and style. Its darker now with a fringe right at the front. What can I say? This is typical me..I change things around every few months or so LOL! Typical Gemini..
So the quote I have used here is one I saw on Facebook ! It says "the prettiest eyes smiles hide the deepest secrets. The prettiest eyes have cried the most tears and the kindest hearts have felt the most pain" . I guess I am talking about my self..minus the prettiest this and that. I am trying to say that we just cannot judge people by their appearance. All that glitters isn't cold, isn't that what they say? In this photo, one would look at me and assume that I am just an ordinarily happy person. Right? And I guess I am. But not always..MOSTLY not always. And in general, people do not walk around complaining about their issues. But almost everyone out there suffers from something deep inside and maybe we just need to be a little sensitive and empathetic. Pain and such, changes people. Loss does too. I can't explain it, but people just change and there is no other reason for that other than what they just experienced. Nothing personal. So please just remember, that no one is ever as they seem.
So let's look at some closeups.
I was also sent a Dusty Attic scroll chipboard border, which I cut in half and placed behind the photo. I simply went over it with a few neutral coloured inks and some Liquid Pearls.
The beautiful designs on the Graphic 45 papers were just SCREAMING fussy cutting and I was just in the right mood for it. So all those flowers underneath were fussy cut with a cutting blade (yeah, it took forever! LOL!) and I also used 3D dots to create layering.
The Ladies' Diary collection also includes a 12x12 sticker sheet, and lots of different types of intricate stickers which I have used above.
The gorgeous white flower above, which I cut in two is Prima Marketing - Namazzi Ivory. I have inked all my flowers with a very light brown ink , just to blend them all in. That's really becoming something I like doing on my flowers these days.
This tag, created with the same materials as above is for a very special person that I admire very very much. I am pretty sure you all know her as I see her on your blogs all the time. Her name is Lizzy Crust . Albeit a small and tiny thing for someone who is deserving of much more, Lizzy this one is for you because you always visit my blog even if I go weeks before I visit yours, you don't give up on people and you have an understanding nature, you always write me words of wisdom that I think about before I fall asleep, because you always ask how I am without suffocating me, because you care in a very genuine way, and because I know some of your hardships which you never use as an excuse or complain about. This, I find inspiring and I am so happy to have met you. So Lizzy C... You are awesome. And I know you will read this because you read all my nonsense :)
The words and alphas here came from the Prima 12x12 alpha sheet! One of my NEW faves thats for sure.
The gorgeous little butterflies are also from Prima.
So I have one more project to show you that I created with the rest of the things I was sent and I will show you that in a couple of days.
Everything I used in these 2 projects can be found at the store.
Have a great weekend everyone :)