Well, thanks to Janis, I made another layout for this month. For Kaya, she challenged us to use pearls, her birthstone (and mine), in our layouts, and here's what I came up with.
These are the magic years, and therefore, magic days, and therefore, magic moments. - Anonymous
CS - DCWS; PPS - Heidi Grace; Alphas - American Crafts; Diecut - K & Co.; Flowers - Prima; Chipboards - Maya Road; Paint - Ranger; Stamping Ink - Colorbox; Pen - Sakura; Adhesives - Ranger, Saunders.
I didn't have too many pearl embellishments. So it was a lucky break (?) when one of my pearl necklaces broke - my daughters were playing with it. I still have to have it re-strung but I don't think one bead would be missed. I used it for the center of my flower. I also used seed pearls I bought in one of my many trips to the south to form loops around the flower.
I don't often use crackle paint but I love how this one turned out. I used Ranger Tattered Rose and then dabbed it with red-violet Colorbox inkpad.
This is based on a Page Map so I was able to finish it quickly. The longest part was waiting for the crackle paint and the adhesive I used to attach the pearls to dry.
TFL. N ow back to writing that blasted annotated bibliography. Oopppsss...I still have to actually read something before I can do any annotating. Oh, scrap!