Sunday, August 5, 2012

so cool.

my youngest is the clown in our house.  (as you can tell from this picture!)  he "borrowed" these glasses from his brother and when I asked him to look at me--this is what I got...this happens to be the 3rd layout I made for Elle's studio this month:


I wanted a slightly layered artsy look with this layout.  I painted the chevron with a studio calico mask (it will be linked on the bottom of this post as will all other product I use...)  Some of these pieces of paper were scraps that I loved SO much I couldn't throw them away!  The cameo cuts (arrows, hexagon, and border below the saying are from a Studio Calico summer stamping class I took (the hexagon stamp was included in that class as well)

so here are a couple of closeups:

school starts this week, truthfully I think EVERYONE is ready for it to start! :)  The boys found out their teachers on Friday, one was real excited the other wasn't so sure as she is new to our school.  I'm sure she will be fine--he has friends in the class so all will be well.  as for the freshman--she is like "bring it on!" it's fun to see her blossoming from her HORRIBLE experience in 5 & 6 grade.  It wasn't the teachers (they were FANTASTIC, if it wasn't for them communicating with me things might have been worse) it was the other kids--they were like a wolf pack descending on what they perceived as weak just because she was quiet.  My girl is anything BUT weak!  She is one of the toughest kids I know (I don't say that just because I'm biased, but she is TOUGH!)  She is looking forward to the experience and I'm glad I'm along for the ride!
I'm off!  Thanks SO much for the visit today!
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7 comments:

Ashley Horton said...

I loved this when I saw it in the Club CK Gallery, Diana!! Great use of the chevron mask! Hope your kids enjoy their new year at school! :)

Lulu said...

Love this page! :)

Diana Fisher said...

Such a great layout! I love that picture and great layering on this! :)

sophie said...

so fun and artsy! hope everything goes fine at school for your kids this year!.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo fun!!! I love love love the photo, the masked chevron background and loveeeeeee the arrows!! Brookie starts Kindergarten on Wednesday!!! YIKES!!!!

Lisa Andrews said...

Very cool effect with the chevron mask! Hope your kids have a great first day of school this week.

Rebecca said...

The whole layout is simply amazing, but I love the painted chevron and that photo is priceless! wishing all your kiddos a fantastic school year.