Sunday, 26 February 2017

More than Words - February challenge

Hello and 
Goodbye to February!!
Started the month in Asia with our family of 5, to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary,
Had a Craft Alive event in Toowoomba,
Hosted the lovely Di Garlings Qld tour of stores and then she taught at my Workshop Wonders event
I've taken 2 days of Heartfelt Creations classes with Emma Lou at Arnolds
I've only had a small window of time here and there to do some challenges this month
I did choose the 

Together & Beautiful layout

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I started with a sheet of 49 & Market patterned paper, it is quite thick and doesn't buckle as much with wet mediums. I doodled a border with an Aquarelle pencil before tracing over with a wet brush.
I've pencilled some thoughts and sentences with the word 
all over the background, and then added some random stamping with a Paper Roses stamp 'Music notes'.
I misted some 'cherry' spray from Marker Maniacs through a small brick stencil and 'stamped' the excess too!!
I did have an extra large Ampersand in my stash, unknown brand, which I roughly covered in texture paste and then sprinkled a couple of colours of Beck Beattie's 'Color Crush' powders (a bit of pink and brown) and then misted so they mixed together and let everything dry!!
Misted the wood veneer 'beautiful' with the Marker Maniacs mist - lovely colour and shimmer!!
Clustered some 49 & Market flowers, Prima leaves, a D-lish doiley and some stamens from Scrapping with Style, my local shop.

Photo is our daughter who, although a bit quiet, has it all together
Alison xx


  1. Alison I've popped in here to see what you're up to and saw this is for MTW. I don't think you've linked it to our blog! You can still link it up.
    Anyway, it's a fabulous page - I love how you've pencilled thoughts onto the background.
    And I'm glad Di's tour went well!

    1. Thank you Heather!!
      All linked up, even made the Spotlight which was a lovely surprise xx

  2. Great take on our challenge this month! Thanks for joining us this month at MTW! :)

  3. Oh wow wow wow Alison, I LOVE what you have done here. Love the background you have created, love the words you have written on, love the colours, love the effects you have created on the ampersand, love the pencilled border, oh & did I say I LOVE your layout too! :) So glad to have you join in with us at More Than Words challenge.

  4. Wow, this is just stunning, love it!!

  5. This is stunning!! Love love love the big ampersand!!! Thanks for joining us at More Than Words!

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous Alison ❤❤❤ Love your take on the challenge. Thank you so much for joining us at More than Words

  7. So soft! I love the color of your page. Thank you for playing with us at morethanwords challenge.

  8. Oh wow this is such a delicate beauty of a layout! Gorgeous work! Thank you for joining More Than Words challenge this month.

  9. Beautiful layout, I love all the details !! Thank you for playing at More Than Words :)

  10. So very soft and pretty! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  11. Amazing project!!!!! Love it!! Thank you so much for joining us at More Than Words!!!!