Sunday, 16 July 2017

TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY




Next up is a layout I did for the Scrap-Our-Stash July Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com




I chose the left column : Number, Chipboard, Striped Paper


Numbers (bingo card, clock, calendar)
Chipboard ( both letters "F")
Striped paper (behind photo)




 
 
 



Translated journaling reads:

"We are well aware that we have very little time left with Félix. So, we try to bring him to places he likes. Today we were at Hatfield Point so that he could refresh himself in the water and go for a walk along the shore. "


 
Thank you for stopping by.
 
À la prochaine. Until next time.
Jacynthe ☺

ICI - (Here)

It's time for the mid-month challenge at http://csichallenge.blogspot.com





The photo of Meeghan Cove was copied from the Town of Quispamsis' website.


 Colours:    Med orange ( pattern papers, flowers)
                    Skye blue/Turquoise blue (pattern paper, flowers, ink, "Life is good" sticker )
                    White ( scalloped border, brad flower center)
                    Bright yellow ( pattern paper circle, ink to stamp the sun)
                    Seafoam green ( paper for journaling strips, title letters)


  Evidence: Checker pattern, Flowers, Something transparent (title letters), Stamps, Sun, and Scallops.



For the Testimony I chose to Document a summer getaway, well kind'a. You'll see what I mean.
My journaling, attached to the back of my layout, was written in French. I printed it on an ugly piece of pattern paper whose colours matched the challenge. Yeah, me, for creative stash use ☺. The translated journaling reads;

"I've always asked myself what strangers think of our little corner of the world. What attracts them here? What brings them to Canada? Why have they chosen New Brunswick? Why do they decide to stay? Why do they decide to leave?

I asked myself those question on a visit to Meeghan Cove Beach last September. We were there with (our grand-daughters). Even though it was a beautiful day, there was hardly anyone there. However, a bit to the side, in the shadow of big trees, were two families of refugees. The men were having a conversation while the two women were watching their children playing on the beach.

For a brief moment I observed the scene before me. Were they seeing the same thing I was? Were they seeing this calm and peaceful place where people can gather without fear? Could they hear the laughter of the children or the birds singing? Were they admiring the view before them? Did they realise how lucky we are to live here?

I never want to take for granted the beauty of the landscape, the fresh air, and the peace of mind of knowing we are safe from war.  Never do I want to take for granted how wonderful life is here. "


Thank you for stopping by.

Jacynthe ☺

 







Tuesday, 4 July 2017

CSI DT - FLOWERS

Another month brings a new case file at http://csichallenge.blogspot.com



I love the colours we were given to play with. That was the easy part. So were the items from the evidence list.


Colours: Carnation pink (Papers, flowers, fibers, letter stickers, and watercolours)
                Pale sage green (leaves)
                Sage green (watercolour and journaling strip)
                White (punched border and embossing powder)
                Light golden yellow (paper, button, and cheese cloth)

Evidence: Flowers, Leaves, Text print, cursive font lettering (journaling), and Watercolour


My challenge was the Testimony choices. I don't have a week-end ritual per se. The mental health prompts, or the inspiration words, did not work with the photos I had chosen. That left the Free Verse Poem. I thought I was in trouble for sure. But no, the way Free Verse poetry was explained made it easy to write the few lines I needed for my journaling.


 
 
 
 
I watch lots, and lots, of YouTube videos on mixed media. Since watercolour was one of the evidence items, I thought I'd give it a try. I'm quite happy with the results. And, I've had those Basic Grey fibers in my stash FOREVER. The colours were spot on, so why not.
 
 
 


 
 
 

I hope you'll stop by and check out the challenge. I'd love to see what YOU create.
 
Thank you for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may care to leave.
 
 
 
Bye for now. À la prochaine,
 
Jacynthe ☺