Dear sweet Sophia - we're so glad to have you living with us. Even though you're a wild, crazy teenage cat, there's still something good to be said about having you around. Just what we need...another cat. Laugh. She's number four in the family. We brought her in our home about a year ago. She's a total fuzzball. We love her.
Kelly Green is my new favorite color. It's taken me a while to warm up to this bright, bold hue. I'm not always sure what to pair it up with, but it seems to sit well with violets & blues. The three colors are next to each other on the color wheel. They're partners in crime. I threw in "Golden Yellow" to kick things up a notch. Yellow is the complimentary color of violet. If creating a layout with a strong base of "cool" colors, consider adding small areas of warm hues. It provides balance & energy.
The title, "Love", is of a K & Company die-cut transparency from the "Brenda Walton" Valentine Collection. I backed the transparency with a slightly aged Vanilla pattern paper and trimmed it to size.
The bird is trimmed from one of Jenny Bowlin's mini pattern paper sets. It's adorned with epoxy stickers from KI Memories and Creative Imaginations. Note how I tucked things under the bird cut-out, creating room for the placement of other embellishments.
The green, ornate border is a German die-cut scrap I've had on hand since visiting "Rose Mille" in Stillwater, Minnesota. German die-cut scraps are available for purchase online..simply google "German die-cut scraps"!
What to do with all those buttons?! There easy to collect, but not always easy to use. I have more buttons than I'll ever need in this lifetime. Why not incorporate them into a pattern like I've done above? I adhered a series of various green-blue buttons to a Hambly transparency using large glue-dots.
Just when you think they've done everything with transparencies, manufacturers surprise us with 3-D transparency stickers. Ohhhh, I love these stickers!! I've contemplated creating my own, but it's awfully convenient using the pre-made ones. The one I used above is from Making Memories (see package below). It's interesting how the various patterns of each transparency play off each other. It got me thinking more about transparencies and layering various patterns/styles of transparency to create varying effects. Think of what you could create just by layering various patterns/styles of transparency? You could easily cut die-cut shapes from transparencies using a die-cut set-up and layer them together to create your own one-of-a-kind embellishments. Consider layering large areas of transparency on a layout. Pay attention to the relationship between colors and patterns when layering transparencies. Look for contrast. Combine a large pattern transparency with a small pattern transparency. Why not keep things simple and layer the same transparency on top of itself? There are infinite options when working with transparency layers. With so many transparency styles available, it's almost impossible not to use this fun, versatile material.