Perfect Day

Hey.

Today I am sharing three separate projects – which are for four separate challenges.  I’m happy to be ahead of myself for a bit; this is a rather rare occurrence, so I might as well make use of my time to fiddle around in my art room.

First up is the beautiful challenge that is up for the month of August at More Than Words .

I love this image…

And here is what I did (and yes I know that I’ve scrapped this image before – but I do so love it!).

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This photograph is my partner and I (finally!) dancing in harmony.  See, I’m used to doing the leading (my late husband’s instruction), that it proved to be a challenge to dance with someone who themselves is a born leader!  We finally got into synch with each other and our nuances (mostly my little hip throw!) and now we dance amazingly together – I just can’t get enough of dancing with this man and I’m thrilled beyond that we finally got it right!

As for the song title – I love this song – Perfect Day.  The lyrics ring true with how I feel about my partner.  It’s a song that is in my head at least once a week, for some reason.  That said, there are MANY songs that ring true about how I feel – I just settled on this one because it takes up so much space in my head 🙂

Here are some close ups.

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Explore. Laugh. Dream.

And lastly, my take on the challenge for July at More Than Words .

I was quite inspired by the colours in the image – but I wanted to make mine ‘lighter’, so I worked more with white.  As my daughter gets older, she is getting wiser and more aware – exploring life in general; learning all about actions and consequences.  My dream for her is to continue endlessly exploring every aspect of life – regardless of the outcome … for with every result comes a lesson learnt.  Never ever stop learning, exploring, playing, laughing and dreaming.

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U Make My Heart Flutter

Next up is a mixed media oval canvas, which I did for the March challenge over at More Than Words.  It is just so incredibly PRETTY!

Butterflies are one of natures’ most miraculous and beautiful creatures; I have plenty in my garden currently and it’s so calming to watch as they literally waft from flower to flower.

For this canvas, I decided to scrap a photograph of my Isabella holding onto a butterfly – and I also found this title chippie which I thought fit in so cleverly with the butterfly theme too!

Here is the canvas I made over the past few days; along with a few close up images:

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& Then There Was You

Hello there my artist friends!

Today I’m sharing three projects with you – all of them are for online challenges I’m taking part in again.

The first one is for ‘More Than Words’.

For this one, aside from using the Ampersand and the ‘together’ theme – I actually took inspiration from the colours in the image and decided to throw together a single page layout using red, black, grey and white.

A friend took a few photo’s of my life partner and I; and I just love them!  This guy… this remarkable human being… we have known each other for years (two decades at least).  We started out as friends and now we are life partners, twin flames.  He has healed me in so many ways and shaped my life in ways I didn’t imagine possible after my husband passed away suddenly.  He has made me LIVE again!

Here’s what I did (I also entered this into the Scrap Affairs competition):

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Spectacular Moments

Another one for today!

I’m doing another combo challenge – namely for Penelope Dee & Ranger; and More Than Words.

Here is the info for Penelope Dee and Ranger:

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I love their paper, guys!  It’s so lovely and thick and will take quite a substantial amount of wetting, etc.  And it distresses like a DREAM!!

The challenge over at More Than Words is:

With this challenge, I decided to scrap a picture of Isabella and I, taken at the 2016 New Years’ eve party that we hosted.  Being that 2016 was not the greatest year for us, we decided that we needed to celebrate its demise and look forward to a MUCH better 2017!  I used a fair amount of bling on my page, and I selected purple and teal from the image above.

Here is what I did:

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And SEVERAL close ups!!

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