Monday, January 17, 2011

In search of Pink Nuns, the layout edition

A while back, I blogged about my search for nuns in pink habits while in Rome. And today, I've finally gotten around to creating a layout in honor of my obsession. Since I didn't actually SEE any pink nuns in Rome, I wanted to make the background very, well, pink. And I wanted it to be frothy and girly and just plain fun (for me, anyway). So I grabbed some Prima: papers, flowers, and bling. I can't think of a company that does over the top girly better than Prima does. I pulled out all my pink paints, inks, and Glimmer products. And this is what I came up with:

I added tons and tons of flowers:

And coated these Melissa Frances cherubs with a light layer of pink Glimmer Glam:

I used a Glimmer Screen and a couple of shades of pink Glimmer Mist to create this water color element:

I painted some white chipboard letters with pink paint, and used pop dots to fit them over top of the pearl bling:

I had originally intended to put my journaling directly above the watercolor element. But, I quickly realized that, first, my nun story was kind of long and wouldn't fit in that space, and, second, I didn't want all that black or brown ink marching across my pink layout. So I wrote out my journaling on a 5x7 card and attached it to the back of my layout.
I'm enjoying this extra day off from work. My parents are coming down for a short visit, and Mom is going to share some of her cross stitch designs for next month's market. Can't wait to see what she's been up to. Happy crafting, everyone!


Mary said...

Gorgeous all the techniques.

Thanks for the comment on my blog. So sweet of you. :)

Tammy said...

Pretty flowers! I'm sad to say I didn't see any pink nuns in Rome either - I didn't know there was such a thing. LOL


Melissa said...

Very pretty!!

Tracy said...

Very pretty, I think you achieved your goal, very frothy and girly :)
Would love to see your mom's x stitching. I haven't done that in years. So much work

Pam said...

Very, very pretty! TFS!

my4blessings said...

So feminine and pretty! Great composition.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I love your pink nuns idea - very creative! I also love the photos of your cats that I see on many of your blog posts. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

Anonymous said...

Robin, I just checked out the rest of your blog and your lo's are beautiful!