Sunday, July 31, 2016


The topic of Hanne's SGC Challenge at Swirlydoos is "Summertime" and her twist was all about two - two photos, two of each embellishment...

I managed to take the perfect photos on July 4th, featuring two of my sisters and two of their daughters (well, one is a daughter-in-law) as they stood on the edge of Honeoye Lake in New York's Finger Lake region.

From the July Swirlydoos Moments Captured kit come two sheets of Kaisercraft Storybook papers, along with a brad and wood dragonflies, also by Kaisercraft, and the kraft doily by Petaloo.

Here is a list of my "twos": 2 layers of pattern paper, 2 stencils,  2 Blue Fern Studio chipboard frames, 2 doilies, 2 clocks, 2 hearts, 2 dragonflies, 2 butterflies, 2 flowers, 2 vines and 2 parts of the title strip on the bottom (okay, the last one's a stretch).

I've used opaque matte modeling paste to create a subtle background flowing up from the left of my photos - another one of the twists.

Hanne mentioned embossing and that's what I've done with my dragonflies. After applying a thick coating of Distress Ink in Forest Moss, I applied clear embossing powder to give them a beautiful gloss.

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