14 - Wanderlust

Like so many other Suspects at C.S.I, these particular color combinations inspired me to jump in and solve the case and challenged me to be a little more creative by creating the background paper using the Wet medium (Evidence criteria), and creating a little marine animal as the Animal accent. I also printed and used some of Michele Singh’s pretty coordinate papers to assist me in establishing the tone of the Scheme in this case.

• Animal accent: I made the little star fish (marine animal) out of clay and stamped the clay with a small Prima script stamp to create texture on their little bodies. Each star fish is unique because I had to carve the little creatures out by hand using a paring knife, but they were so much fun to make! This was the first time I used this particular clay which you allow to air dry and is as light as a feather when it’s dried, it’s almost a paper mache like quality. If you’re interested in the clay product, I’ve made a note of it on my blog. Hmmm, this clay would be perfect for making little bird eggs.
• Wet medium: For the background paper, I started with white card stock and masked and misted with Glimmer Mist, Shimmerz, small amounts of acrylic paint, and added pink embossing powder to fusible webbing for those small pink webbing bits I added throughout the page.
• Something sand-like: On the background paper, a gritty, sand-like molding paste was used on top of a mask to give the pattern a sand-like texture.
• Ruffles: Glimmer Mist was applied on white rayon seam binding, and the ribbon was weaved in a ruffle in between each of the hand-sewn pearl beads.

• Write a Haiku: For me, this was the most challenging aspect of this case, and after several attempts, I was ready to give up, but I was really inspired by the idea and kept at it until I finally came up with something that I liked.

Hidden journaling: This picture was taken during our Santa Barbara vacation trip when you were 14 years old. During the two hour drive to Santa Barbara, you asked me how long was it going to take us to reach our destination. My answer didn’t sit well with you and you asked if we could drive farther so that it would take more time to get to our destination. What? This didn’t make sense to me, and when I asked why, you said that two hours wasn’t going to be enough time for Marcus, your first boyfriend, to miss you and you wanted to be missed terribly. Ha ha. I see so much of Scarlett O’Hara like qualities in you!

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Comment by Wendy Kwok on April 23, 2012 at 11:19pm

i love your story... love the textures on the background. Love the placements of every details. so amazing.

Comment by Michele Singh on April 22, 2012 at 8:30am

as always, I really enjoyed your story and all of the little details that make your pages so special. The little star fish really steal the show on this page, they are so cute! Gorgeous details, textures and techniques.

Comment by Beate Sandøy on April 20, 2012 at 5:22am

Oh - this was really summerly. Love the "light" feeling it gives. Congrats on the feature :-)

Comment by Debbie Standard - DT on April 19, 2012 at 4:59pm

This is just gorgeous!  Congrats on the feature!

Comment by Debbi McCue on April 19, 2012 at 8:15am

Congrats Joyce!! :)

Comment by Milagros C Rivera - DT on April 19, 2012 at 8:06am

Congrats on the feature Joyce, this page is sooo perfect!

Comment by Helen Wallace - DT on April 18, 2012 at 11:26pm

Congrats on the feature,  beautiful work  :)

Comment by Jenny Evans on April 18, 2012 at 11:17pm

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Congrats on the feature!!

Comment by Patrice on April 18, 2012 at 6:23pm

love all the texture!

Comment by Jennifer Snyder - JRABS on April 18, 2012 at 5:54pm

What a jaw dropping layout friend!  This is just what you do - you continuously stun us all with your brilliance. I am in awe - as usual.    Congrats - love the starfish and the masking and the ribbon at the bottom of the page

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