Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I am easily distracted

So I said earlier in a post at Busy Bee that my plans for the afternoon were to clean out my shameful closet and take before and after photos. Here's what I've done so far (click on the image to see it larger):

Nothing sparks my creative instinct like the prospect of avoiding housework. This layout is very different for me...I don't do many heritage layouts. But last week I bought some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Glimmer Screens (masks) that I wanted to play with, and this page was the result of that. I tried using the spray on canvas first, but I should have used watercolor canvas and the waterbased spray pooled too much on the treated canvas. In person the sprayed parts of the layout are beautifully shimmery but it's hard to photograph.

In other news, the drop-off of our little boarder went well. Ron took him while I was at horseback riding with Annamarie, and you can see from these photos that he is terrified by the thought of leaving his loving, nurturing family.

These photos were taken by Ron, bless his heart. I hope that orb in the second photo is Thomas' guardian angel. Ron said that when they arrived, the other boarders who hadn't gone home for the weekend were all sitting around playing Nintendo DS. He hoped that Thomas wouldn't be immediately bored to tears, clearly forgetting who he was dealing with. I'm sure that there aren't many opportunities for sitting around playing video games, but he just may be praying that rain always cancels planned activities.

1 comment:

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Oh my yes, he looks very upset by the whole ordeal. LOL

Great job on the layout - it's beautiful. And your closet looks fantastic!