This weekend has been busy, and this past week filled with so much joy. We attended my husband's annual family picnic, called the "Corn Roast," yesterday, and it was nice to see everyone there! Here's a picture of Anne with her cousins after the candy toss:
and Sarah and me with our crafts:
My sister and her husband ran in the "Color me Rad" race and Karen sent me a photo of the two of them at the end of the race:
Looks like it was so cool and very fun!
And I completed my first Book of Days lesson from week 6:
We learned all about mono printing and I purchased a Gelli Plate this past week! I had so much fun with it, and printed images on deli paper, which is almost like wax paper without the wax. Here is my finished "Book of Mirrors" spread for my journal:
With some different views:
I made these pages to reflect the joy I felt while we were on vacation together as a family this past week!
. . . something for Scrap Africa:
And last but definitely not least, I made a page using a favorite vacation photo taken in Yellowstone National Park. We visited a spot called "Artist's Point" because it was the famous spot where artist Thomas Moran was inspired to paint his famous painting of the falls!
I was inspired by the beautiful Sketch# 20 that I found at Scrap Africa's blog!
Here is the sketch:
and my layout:
and some different points of view:
I loved, and had so much fun making this page. I actually used real chicken wire that I purchased at Home Depot and adhered to to my page with staples. And the chipboard piece is from Scrap FX, which I stained with some metallic inks that I have. Thank you, Scrap Africa, for your continued inspiration! I always love visiting your blog!!!
And thank YOU for stopping by my blog today. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Sunday. Our weather is going to be sunny, warm, and less humid today. It sounds like it is going to be beautiful! (And I start orientation at my new job tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!)