Thursday, April 9, 2009


Howdy from CT. It's such a gorgeous day. And to think, yesterday we had a dusting of snow. On to the fun stuff. My younger daughter loves to make paper for me. I've been using it in my work. This layout brings back such loving memories. Watching her run in the ocean, until she takes off flying. She laughed and screamed and I watched her soar for hours. She made the paper with stamps, ink, stencils, glimmer mist, you name it, she grabbed it from the studio and went to work. I love it. Kids don't think, they create and so naturally.

This, of course, is a major Elaine distress storm with winds of mixed media adhered to it. I love finding items and using them. Just too much fun. Still using Laurie's ribbon and buttons that she passed on to me. {thank you again and again}
Close up of buttons and tiles, with a back ground of homemade papers.

More wonderful paper and the brad Courtney made. Even distressed that pretty brad. The distress ink went wild.

...The picture corner uses lace, buttons, thread, homemade paper, Courtney's brads, odds and ends. And of course a photo of my baby girl, who has grown so much over the years. And that is the end of yesterdays distressed mixed media storm.

Peace to all.


Art history trivia: Samuel Langhorne Clemens was an avid scrapbooker. Sunday was his scrapping day. Yes, that is Mark Twain.


Anonymous said...

Love it you are definitly talented.

Anonymous said...

Pretty paper and lace.

Anonymous said...

Mark Twain! I would love to see his scrapbooks.

courtney said...

Great stuff Elaine! So much detail and it flows so nicely together. Also it's great to see those brads in a layout....I've never been able to visualize them in a layout that wasn't kitch-y! (sp?)