BTW, I loved this collection the moment I laid eyes on it! I just can't imagine the process that artists like Cassandra must go thru in choosing colors, patterns, etc. It must be alot of tedious work getting everything "just so". You really have to admire what artists do to create such fabulous paper designs- each individual sheet like its own mini piece of art! Sooooo glad I get to play with the finished product and NOT have to design the papers themselves! I'll leave that up to the real artists!
For the first page using this collection, I scrapped a photo of my occasional extra daughter, Gabi. She is Ashley's best friend, and we like to drag her along on many of our adventures, including our recent trip to the Coast and down thru San Francisco. She is a good sport to put up with our crazy family and I am so thankful for her sunny disposition and kind heart. She is just the sweetest thing, and definitely makes our long road trips much more fun! The quote sticker from the Victoria Gardens collection at the top of the page reminds me of my sweet Gabi's positive outlook on everything, so I just had to use it!
"FAVORITE THING ABOUT TODAY"
Aren't these papers just so beautiful?! I also used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to color my paper doily and the little resin flowers are by Prima and The Girls' Paperie (red rose).
For the second page, I scrapped a couple more photos from our trip to San Francisco. We took the suburban right down the famous Lombard Street- "the crookedest street in the world". The gardens there were gorgeous and so colorful! I tried to get a good photo by standing up on the center console and shooting out thru the sunroof, but the only way to really see the curves in the road is to take an aerial shot. Ummm....soooo NOT happening. I did a bit of crumpling, tearing, shading and inking on the page this time, so the colors of the papers look a bit more muted, but still gorgeous!
The only things on this page that are NOT Echo Park Victoria Gardens are the four little fabric roses (by Prima) and the green tape measure ribbon (The Girls' Paperie). The larger dimensional rose is a paper rose I made out of a scrap of patterned paper. The "Lombard" sign is cut from an actual photograph I took of the sign. After completing both pages, I still have quite a bit of paper left over, so I'm off to make some fun and colorful wedding cards. This collection will be perfect for them! Thanks for looking!