Friday, April 6, 2012

Frosted Designs...

Friday sure does seem to roll around quick anymore!  Today marks the first day off of the two week school holidays for my boys.  Aden said today "Its the first day of a two week weekend".  That pretty much sums it up.  :)

But since its Friday, there is a new challenge at Frosted Designs.  The Fabulous Friday challenge is "Banners".  Just use banners on any project!  I've seen banners as a trend for awhile now and love the look of the stacked banners so wanted to do that for this layout.

I took this photo of Ian fishing while we were away on holiday.  I just love the way he looks like a shadow against the blue green of the river.  Side note....he is usually my impatient one and he stuck it out the longest, even though there were NO fish biting!  :)

I couldn't come up with a title that I really cared for and had already added these wee words on my page so just left it at that.

For my banners, I used Maya Road chipboard banners painted white and then glimmer misted with three different colours.  Three mostly because I didn't care for the first two but I love the way it turned out.  When the banners were dry I painted over them with clear crackle paint.  Love the way they turned out.  I added a paper pennant banner on the top and "strung" them together with floss and a pearl trim.

I hope you will play along with us at Frosted Designs on our "Banner" challenge.  Make sure you upload your project to the FD blog for the chance to win a prize and so I can check them out.

Happy Crafting!!  :)


  1. love love love this page...The textures, the layering, the banners, and that photo...AMAZING!

  2. This page is gorgeous Lydia! I love the photo, it's so great! The kraft and light blue look so pretty together and the banners are awesome!

  3. Beautiful layout! So much texture! Love that notebook looking paper and how the banners turned out!!!

  4. Love the nice serene feel to your layout. I love the soothing colours. And that banner treatment is amazing!

    Enjoy your two week weekend!!!

  5. Hello Lydia,
    I really admire your works and now I'm following you :)

    Thank you for visiting my blog earlier.



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