Saturday, October 12, 2013

Think Pink!!!!!

Hello everyone, Sharon here with some projects to share

This weekend is a busy one for Breast Cancer Awareness Week. No doubt if you are out and about, you will have seen collectors with their trademark pink paraphernalia collecting money to raise awareness of breast cancer in New Zealand.
Sadly, there are too many women who lose their lives to cancer each year. By raising awareness every year, it gives us all a kick start to "check the girls" for any unusual bumps and lumps. If you have not given yourself a self it today!!!

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness week, I have made a layout celebrating the life of my sister, who has fought breast cancer, and is thankfully now cancer free. I feel nothing but thanks to the doctors and oncologists who treated her successfully, and of course I am thankful, that she was one of the ladies in this world who did do regular self exams!!
For her page, I used the new Teresa Collins lines, available in the store here and here (There is also a lovely Christmas line which is just divine as well!!!)

I created a background using lots of gesso, stamps and ink. I then layered up a heap of different elements from the die cuts and chipboard elements from this range. There are heaps of layers in this layout, as you can see from the close up.....

The second layout I have to show you is from this line Hidden Treasures
This paper collection was perfect for my daughters travel photos to Russia just a few months ago.
In the background, I used this stencil with some texture paste I coloured using acyrlic paint. I love the effect that texture medium gives to a page, and this stencil was just divine.....I can see it getting a work out in lots of my pages, I adore the detail of this stencil....just divine!

Again....lots of layers. Layers of papers, and flowers, and  a lovely heart which I made myself with resin. I then painted it blue to match the page. The mold for the hearts is here. It is the most used resin mold in all of my collection! I love it.

Anyway....heres the finished page...... It is hard to see in this photo, but I have journaled along the right side of the photo mat in a brown pen, it was not my intention for the journaling to be intrusive on this page, but to slip into the background.

Don't forget to enter our October Challenge. The details are here Just use some pink, or follow the sketch, and you are in the running for some fabulous prizes!!!
Have a great weekend !!! Don't forget to put a few coins in the buckets of the collectors when you are wandering down the street today! And most importantly, don't forget to do your self examination....those two minutes could save your life!!!


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