Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Adventures in the Dark

So last night I got this brilliant idea. AFTER I put the kids to bed, I thought I could go out and work on staining the kid's swing set that we just put up. Just a side note...I probably should have stained the wood before putting the swing set together, oh well, but I thought I'd mention that in case you have a swing set in your future. Back to the story...to be honest, it was the most peace I experienced the whole day...the kids had the day off and man did they fight and misbehave all day...it was one of those long frustrating days when you sigh a big sigh of relief when the day is over. Anyways...so there I am, outside, at night and it keeps getting darker. I'm happily staining away thinking I should do this kind of stuff at night more often...I felt like I was getting it done and doing a really good job. :) Then it just gets too dark to keep going. So I go and get a light and bring it out. Wow...I wasn't doing as good a job as I thought I was. :) There were drips and missed spots. So I tried to fix what I could and then went in. That's where I discovered that I myself was covered in drips of stain as well. A normal person would have maybe freaked a little and cleaned it off right away. But I found it totally inspiring and decided to hit the scrapbook room (I DID shower first though). I am so weird. I thought I would get a bit artsy, but then I decided to make a layout. I pulled out some favorite papers that I have had for awhile and hadn't used. They were from My Mind's Eye. I remembered that MME had a sketch challenge up on their blog, so that's what I decided to do. For a brief moment my life seemed back to normal...me up late at night scrapping...I haven't done that in a while.

Here's my layout:



It is based off this MME sketch:



Most of what I used comes from the Lost and Found collection from MME.

There is so much texture on this layout...I love it. :)

Here are some close up's:






It's nice to be blogging and scrapping again. Most of what I have been posting is not new stuff...just stuff I hadn't posted yet, but this layout is totally new. Yeah! :)

Ok, well have a fantastic day!

15 comments:

Connie said...

In the day~that would be something I would have done~good for you!!! The lo is lovely!!

Jasmine said...

You went with beautiful colours. Great work...good luck in the challenge.
Jasmine

Tracey Taylor said...

Glad to see you scrapping again. Love how you used the tear away from the die cut paper as a design/title element.

Keshet said...

Such a pretty layout, Pamela! I've missed your scrapping, glad you're back in the swing of it:) I really love the colors here and the circle layered embellishments!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty! I love the beautiful tones...you can totally feel your mood through them!

Pam Wendt said...

Gorgeous layout - the colors, the embellishments, the textures, everything - and your photo and journal entry go so perfectly together! :o)

amy said...

fun layout & sketch. i try to NEVER do projects after the kids go to bed- they always end up like yours sounded. lol.

hilde janbroers said...

love your layout! great take on the sketch!!

Janine Rachau said...

Lovely! I love the soft colors with your photograph.

Lynn said...

beautiful lo and journaling. and the dripping paint. that's why i'm not allowed to help paint walls in the house.

Sandi said...

wowsers! what a gorgeous layout! love the journaling too!

Kelly Massman said...

Pretty!

Jolanda said...

Beautiful!!!

MadeByMaly said...

I think your lay-out is wonderfull and what a beautiful journaling.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! I love this LO--gorgeous papers and layers and journaling--love that you were staining OUTSIDE in the DARK! So glad that you enjoyed yourself:)