Monday, February 20, 2012

My first DT layout Gauche Alchemy

Hi, for the first time every my blog is kind of hopping with projects!  Today I'm very excited to be able to reveal my first layout as an alchemist!  Most of the time when I am finished with a page, I look at it with some disappointment.  I always have something in my head but the end result doesn't usually look like what I had planned.  With this page I didn't really have a picture in mind, I just knew I had to play with some of the many different punchinella's in my dt kit...to see what kind of textures I could get!!!
I really LOVE the end result!  This is probably only the 4th time I've been able to say the "L" word for one of my projects.  So here it is:
Everything on here is Gauche Alchemy except for the mists...I even used some of the craft paper from some of the packaging and covered cardstock as my first layer of texture.


Ahhh...don't you love the texture the punchinella made?  I know my crazy texture isn't for everyone, but I do love it.  Then check out that page behind the photo...its actually a braille bible page from the Acme kit?!  How awesome is that?!  I misted it and added some gold glitter paint.  You can't see it in the pic, but that page really glimmers!

Sorry for the quality of the pic on the layout....It was pretty blurry to start with but I loved it and wanted to use it anyway.

Here you can see the lace and ouchless cardboard.  I coffee stained the lace and added some of that glitter paint mentioned earlier on the cardboard.  I was so psyched to have this cardboard because I've used a lot in the past but have always had to do some work just to reveal the corrugated part...so it was nice to have this ouchless cardboard ready to use!
 
I made these flowers from music note paper from the Acme kit, and the little white leaf is from the wedding night mixed media color kit.

 

So there you have it! My first page as a new Alchemist!  If you haven't yet, please hop over to the Gauche Alchemy blog, and check out the Maggi's great write up on it!  Plus, you can read the funny story of how my grandma and grandpa ended up on their first date...its interesting.

Thanks for looking, and have a great week!

14 comments:

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your layout... colors and textures are stunning!

Maggi said...

I just love this so much Misty!!!

Miae said...

Misty look at all that scrumptious texture..I always love how tactile your work is! Awesome GA work you!

Helene said...

I love all the texture!!! It’s a gorgeous page and I love to see that you’re combining it with an old picture – not very common. Stunning result!!!

Shona said...

wow girl this is so so amazing, love all the texture!!!!! gorgoeus!

Handgathered said...

Very cool. I love grunge and texture and I like your work a lot. I found you on Google and the words Perfectly Imperfect resonated with me. I joined your site, too.

Cindy Gay said...

It's lovely Misty.

ingrid said...

WOW!!! this surely look amazing!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!

carlies said...

this is gorgeous!!!! Your work absolutely amazing

hugs carla

Amy Lynne said...

Holy cow, this is so great! Your very special style is absolutely showcased in this layout. What beautiful work, Misty! <3 <3 <3

sandi said...

wow!!!!!!! This is just fabulous! Love the texture!

yyam said...

This looks fabulous! Love the amazing textures here....I had a punchinella addiction phase...lol
You did awesome with the GA stuff Misty!

scrapbookertink said...

Wow, love it especially the flowers, so much texture, great work, take care, Doreen x

Kate said...

Misty, your layout is amazing! The texture and layering are so fantastic. The flowers are gorgeous as well. I can't tell you how much inspiration I have gleened from your blog posts. I have really enjoyed looking around. Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower.
Kate