Friday, April 1, 2011

a little serious

Sometimes you don't need a smile, a serious look will tell the whole story for you. This look reminds me of so many things......

she's growing so fast
understands too much at times
is so lovely it hurts my heart
not a baby anymore
her emotions are so deep for an almost 6 year old
I would do anything for her


The colors were inspired by The Color Room 1 Year Anniversary!!! Thanks for inviting me back to celebrate with you this week, ladies!! :)

Amazing how color can set the theme, isn't it? When I first saw this palette for The Color Room 52th Palette, my heart sank......pastels are so not me. But, I thought, I'm going to go with the shabbiness and dusty feel and just embrace it. A little editing made the photo work perfectly with the colors and then it all flowed together.


I drybrushed some Antique White DecoArt Americana Acrylic on the edges to soften and give a more vintage feel to the paper. I added the beads to the center of the flowers by blobbing some glue in the center and then pouring on the beads.....I let a few scatter that had fallen in the glue.

Here's the inspiration and palette, hope you can play along! I linked the photo to get you started.


It's looking like a gorgeous weekend ahead. Spring break is almost over, it's been nice but I think we are all ready to get back on schedule, at least I am. ;)



21 comments:

  1. Wow, your layout is gorgeous! I simply adore these colours! Love the way you did the journaling too.

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  2. So beautiful Lucy. I feel the same way about my 5.5 year old.

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  3. This LO is soo gorgeous, Lucy, as is em!! You worked the soft colors like a pro ;-)

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  4. Absolutely beautiful layout, Lucy! I love what you did with the beads.

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  5. I love the effect that the whitewashing has given your page, Lucy. I too could have almost written that journaling about Jamie at age 5 and a half! We're starting to be able to see the person that they're going to grow into, aren't we? It's such a beautiful age.

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  6. This is GORGEOUS Lucy! I loveeeeee that photo and the flowers! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  7. Gorgeous work with this tricky palette, Lucy...love the dry-brushed paint, the additional journaling on the little tags, and the fun photo treatment and the beads.

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  8. Beautiful layout! Great photo too!
    Regards!
    I will follow now :)
    http://bellaideascrapology.blogspot.com/

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  9. gorgeous take on TCR # 52. awesome layout Lucy!

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  10. what avery beautiful page i love so the flowers!!!

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  11. Lucy, this is just gorgeous!!! You worked this color combo beautifully!
    Emma is stunning! She is growing quickly!

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  12. Beautiful!! I love how you added the beads to the centers of the flowers :) Hugs Jamie

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  13. Ohmygoodness... a gorgeous girl on gorgeous paper... the colours are just perfect!!!

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  14. Ohh goodness gracious, is this ever beautiful and ethereal! I am just speechless looking at this! Amazing page, Lucy.

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  15. wow very stunning!!!

    hugs carla

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  16. Lucy this is gorgeous!!! Embelishments is so pretty!!!Love it!

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  17. Oh Lucy, wonderful page! You know how much I love your gorgeous work!
    Beijos da Re :)

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  18. You know what this page is such a stunner... yep your girl is growing...i love all the beads.

    Lucy you so inspire me in so many ways... thanks for sharing your awesomeness!

    it always makes me smile:)

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  19. words cannot express how I am feeling reading this.. I feel the same with my girl xx beautiful work xx

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