Life is Pretty Amazing

As I have said, I heart Echo Park paper and the This & That Graceful collection is no exception. This next layout is one of my favorites. It’s a cumulation of all the things I love: paper layering (count it baby– 7 layers), stamping, copic coloring and embellishments galore.  These pictures were taken when Brad and I were in Venice, Italy just last year around this time . The weather was just perfect and there was this green bough flowing over this brick wall and exactly what makes Venice so special, beauty in the most ordinary.

And now the reveal.

I especially enjoyed stamping and copic coloring the large hydrangea.I am no copic coloring expert so my shading is not perfect but practice makes perfect.

Title: Life is Pretty Amazing. Cardstock: DieCuts with a View (green), Neenah (classic crest classic natural white). Patterned Paper: Echo Park- This & That Graceful (Journaling Cards, Yardsticks, Dots, Flower Box, Border Strips, Lace, 6×6 paper pad) a walk in the Park (Playful Stripes). Die Cut & Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts (Scallop 3 Dot, Monarch Butterfly), EK Success (embossed curve edger punch). Stamps: Stampendous (jumbo hydrangea), Hero Arts (newspaper background), Technique Tuesday (A Date with Ali), Papertrey Ink (library ledger additional years). Embellishments: Echo Park- This & That Graceful (brads, alpha stickers, element stickers, chipboard accents), October Afternoon-Woodland Park (brads, doo-dads), The Twinery (seaweed), Cosmo Cricket-Odds & Ends (Stickers). Copic Markers: R30, R32, R37,R39,G20,G21,G24,G99 and Spica Garnet. Inks: Stampin Up (Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Sahara Sand), Ranger Distress Ink (tattered rose gathered twigs), Momento (tuxedo black), Stazon (jet black).

Thanks for stopping by. More to come. Celia

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