Monday, May 9, 2011

Fall at Denali National Park


Well I really loved the Swirlydoo's April kit that showcased Bo Bunny's Gabrielle but I think I love this May kit with Glitz Laced with Grace at least as much!!  The oranges and olives so perfectly offset each other and the colors are so vibrant, I really love it!!

This is a picture I took in 1997 of a grizzly bear fattening up on berries for the coming winter.  I took these pictures in September on a beautiful fall day.  In September, winter is just around the corner and it can snow anyday.  In fact, I have been at Denali in September when there was snow on the ground.

I really had fun making the flowers and leaves on this layout as I tried out my new Moonshadow mists on the leaves.  It really does give them a beautiful patina look.  AND something new I have discovered, I bought a set of 16 pearl watercolors at Michael's for a whopping $5 and used it to paint my flowers.  Really gives an effect similar to Glimmer mist but it's easier and a lot cheaper!!  I used the paints on the orange flowers.  The green flowers were sprayed with olive glimmer mist.  The Dusty Attic vine is painted with acrylics and then glazed with Diamond Glaze.  I like Diamond Glaze better than Glossy Accents, its a little thinner and therefore brushes on nicer.  It seems to have the same glue qualities as Glossy Accents too.

I used the May sketch at Dusty Attic for this layout and I'm entering it in their sketch challenge.  Also made the layout for Glitz Challenge #2.



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4 comments:

  1. Your layout is so pretty!! I love how you've used "Laced with Grace"...it certainly does seem perfect for fall type layouts! And I have a thing for grizzly bears (I live in Montana), so I LOVE your subject matter! I have only seen two in the wild so far...but hope to see more in the future! Thanks for playing in the "Get Your Glitz On" Clustering challenge!!

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  2. Beautiful page, and wow for the photo!!!

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  3. gorgeous cant wait to get this kit and get going on it too :( .....love your flowers :) and that photo is awesome

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  4. Breathtaking and tell me more about pearl watercolors. The effect is gorgeous.

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