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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Mexico: pages 13 14 15 16 Together in Paradise

I stamped the title with Delightful acrylix in cocoa and shaded the letters in cranberry and then outlined them with Jen's white pen (mine weren't co-operating) I am extremely happy with the result. The chipboard was stippled with cranberry. The hearts are chipboard that I covered with leftover Laid Back Stickease . The little bit of dusty blue fibre is the last of a big piece I had been hoarding with my Japanese stuff.
Live, Laugh, Love seemed appropriate... I know it is a cliche but is what we were striving for on our trip... to live to the fullest, laugh and be happy, and show our love for each other.

The dove in chipboard represents how free and peaceful we felt , one with nature and with each other . Swimming underwater does something to my head. I find it calming and invigorating at the same time. It is very quiet underwater and your entire focus goes straight into the visual and physical realm.
The quote says: one must have freedom, sunshine, and a little flower.

The blue and yellow vibrate (to take a word from my watercolour teacher Mary Abma ) with energy.

In keeping with the grass hut theme I selected raffia, coarse blue fibre, Laid Back beach paper, chipboard, and Desert Sand cardstock. I journalled in caps... I think I like it better than my lowercase printing. Someone please give me an opinion on this!

When I look back on these photos from March it already seems a long time ago... that I was brown, and free in the water of Mexico. Jen R came over last night and we worked on our stuff. I whipped up 4 layouts. I had already selected the papers and embellies. I wanted to keep the layout simple and showcase the drama of the spectacular photos of us in the underground stalactite caves. I just embellished with chipboard in keeping with my quick and easy philosophy of the night ... get 'er done!

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