Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Post 63 - It's Blog Hop Day!... Welcome to SFTIO's 3rd Birthday Blog Hop... 7 a.m. (today) - 5 p.m. (Thursday)PST...

Blogging my evolution as an artistic art educator - An art-based experience... 
             First thing's first... Make sure you are arriving here at my blog from Shaina's, and that you started at the beginning with Melissa's blog... If you are, great! (If not make sure you backtrack, and start at the beginning, so you don't miss anybody's blog, and don't miss out on the prizes... the winners will have their choice of the last three Scrapbooking from the Inside Out's beautiful kits - Independence, Optimism or Friendship, including the subscriber bonuses.)
             For my stop on the Hop, I'd like to share another one of the pages I created with this month's kit, Independence, and what my processes were for creating it.
You Have Always - 12" x 12"

You Have Always - Detail of machine stitching

You Have Always - Detail of hand-cut embellishment 
  
           The theme of "independence" very easily brings to mind my relationship with my husband, and so I focused on the ways he has always encouraged and supported my need to be free, through my journaling.
           The design processes I used to strengthen my focus included, using layers of torn and stacked pattern paper (to emphasize the variety of ways I am encouraged), adding machine stitching around the page perimeter and around my husband's head (to draw attention to who I was journaling about),  adding a hand-cut figure (to symbolize freedom), using soft fibers and a flower (to indicate sensitivity), and adding wax pastel color throughout the whole page (to tie elements and colors together)
           Thanks for visiting my blog today!... Remember, to be eligible for a prize, please leave a comment on this post below, before "hopping" on over to Diana's blog...       
           Have fun today, and come back for a visit sometime!            
Safety, health, happiness, and peace... Pam

24 comments:

Heather said...

Nice! I love all the texture!

Gigi Garcia said...

I love the stitching around your husband and your use of textures. I may have to scraplift this.

sandi.james said...

really cute work...love it!

Arlene Camacho said...

wow, I love all of the dteailing you put in your layout. absolutely gorgeous!

celticmystyc said...

I love "details" on the creations of layouts and learning the how-to's! I'm also noticing a bit of a theme..wonderful supportive husbands are playing important roles in their wives. LOVE LOVE LOVE that.

FANTASTIC!

Faye Marie said...

I love all the little touches. The orange flower ribbon is awesome!

Amanda Johnson said...

This is great! I love your symbolism!

thriftycrafter said...

This kit is looking very exciting, loving what you've done with it, i wonder if they've been dispatched yet, when do i start stalking the postie LOL

Paula said...

Your layout is a true show-stopper! Gorgeous!!

Rebecca In MI said...

You're so lucky to have that picture! And very good use of it!

charli said...

so sweet! thanks for all the details in how it came together.

Melissa said...

Very pretty! Love how you offset your elements!

Steeped in Beautea said...

wow I love this layout there are so many elements to this, love the stitching around your hubby.

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful layout

Kathy Carr said...

awesome layout and blog hop!

Jaime said...

Beautiful Pamela! I love the stitching and all the elements you pulled together in the LO. What a lovely piece about your husband and relationship. Thanks for sharing! I'm really looking forward to getting my kit! Looking forward to the coming months of seeing all your LO's for the SFTIO DT!

Mia Castrillo said...

Wow!!! Love all the symbolism in your layout! And what a great tribute to your husband. :-)

Kray said...

I am so loving this Independence theme! Great layout!

Connie said...

love the sewing technique dividing the images~very cool!!!

Deb Long said...

Lovely work. I really like the way you interpreted the Independance theme!

Kelly Massman said...

too sweet; love the details

Keri said...

Just popping in after WAY too long away! Saw your layout on CK's blog today, and of course loved it. :) So glad to see you still creating and inspiring...SFTIO is perfect for you and they're definitely lucky to have you!
Love this layout too...the curled skirt, the outlined photo-stitching, and all the product symbolism.

TimTam said...

Wonderful Layout!! I love the stitching and the pastels. I have never used pastels in my scrapbooking. I will have to try it! Tammy

maldis said...

what a LO! Love all details! Hopping along on my first blog hop..