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My Favorite Noteworthy Story Documented  | Nathalie DeSousa

My Favorite Noteworthy Story Documented | Nathalie DeSousa

Hi there!

Nathalie with today right in time to celebrate Easter with a bit of inspiration.  We are all going through  unprecedented times, and while we wait for this storm to pass, we cannot forget to savor the little and big moments in life. Document them, enjoy them, relive them; and what better way to use some of the new Pinkfresh Studio collections.  

 

 To celebrate this Easter weekend, i wanted to give you an idea on how to use the beautiful Noteworthy collection and a bit of mixed media to document those happy moments.

 

 I started by creating the Easter egg cut outs from the Noteworthy's patterned paper collection ( and one from the Super Cool collection).  I drew a template on plain paper and used it to cut the papers.  I then used the Essentials:  Fillable Tag with Pocket die set to create the small detailed/lacy strip that you see at the center of each egg.  To bring texture and more detail to the shapes, i chose to handstitched each of the shapes together.

 

 To bring the festive feel to the page, i used a few of the Liquid Watercolor  to create the background for the page.   I started with a gessoed heavy cardstock base which helped when creating the watercolor drips behind each egg.

 

 To assemble the page, i chose to color block the embellishments, patterned paper and mixed media.  The title is a combination of the two alpha sets of the collection as well as some of the beautiful stickers. I sprinkled  a few more embellishments throughout the eggs, and also created embellishment clusters around the picture.   The following video will show you how it all came together:

  

 I just love the colors and elements in this page.  It is all about celebrating the Easter bounty.

 

 I hope this inspires you to break from tradition and use a non-theme collection -such as Noteworthy- to document a holiday.

 Now let me share a bit more inspiration this time using the beautiful My Favorite Story collection, one of the new Cut files and a bit of mixed media ( premium inks).

 

 Practicing self distancing during this time has made us all reflect on the importance of family.   We miss the littles (niece and nephew) so much that lately,  i have been pulling lots of their pictures to recreate the memories.  The best choice to enclose them in a heart.  So, i used the Leafy Fantasy cut file, and  a plain heart shape to create the large cut out piece for the background.

I wanted the cut out to be the focal point of the page. For this, i chose the b-side of the Joyful Heart paper to be the base of the page.  I used the heart outline as a template to add my mixed media.  First a heavy coat of gesso, followed  by a  bit of ink blending - Rise and Shine Mini Ink cube set and Garden Stroll Mini Ink Cube Set-   While the ink dried, i backed the picture with a piece of vellum, and then glued it on top of the inked heart.

 

  The floral images of the Bloom and Grow paper are colorful and the perfect size to create clusters around the picture.  So it was easy to fussy cut a few and mix them with some of the floral ephemera in the clusters.  A few extra embellishments was all the cluster needed.

I combined the puffy word stickers and the gorgeous white alpha to complete the title of the page, and set it parallel to the picture.  Then used vellum and my typewriter to add my lines of journal, the following video will show you how it all came together:

 

This page is all sorts of soft and fun at the same time.  The beautiful cut out just frames all the images and flowers perfectly.

I hope these have inspired you to pull some of your happy memories and use Pinkfresh Studio products to document them.  

Please keep safe; remember:This too shall pass!

XO

Nathalie

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