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!

8 comments:

Mary said...

Gorgeous Layout..love 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

Tammy
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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!

kellydeal said...

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