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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Choosing paint colors

This is really hard and I really wish my sister lived closer to assist me in the choosing of colors for the house. Currently the house is yellow and I really want to bring it back to some more earthy tones. As my living room faces north however I need to not make it too dark.
Here are my choices:My son likes the color in the middle of the upper right more than I do. I think these are too orange for my taste.
I like the middle shade here on both of these two chips.
But I am not sure about the accent wall being one of the darker shades.

What do you think?

Mid March?

Wow it sure does not feel like March at all. We have had three consecutive days in the 80's. Where is the snow we usually have and the 40 degree weather? At work it has been unbearably hot as they don't turn the air on until mid April. With the sun beating in on those glass windows it is like an oven in there.
Anyway I wanted to come and share some of my latest creations.

The tag is from Tim Holtz's blog as he is going to share tags with us all year long instead of just at Christmas. So much fun using this mosaic technique. The only thing that I didn't care for was that the embossing powder I had was metallic. I have since ordered the matte finish cement color so I can duplicate this technique for a swap I am participating in over at Scrappin Mojo.

This next one was done using my eclips machine. I really like the versatility and am so glad I made this purchase. I also stamped the background using some clear embossing ink. I love how that turned out as it didn't overpower the rest of the layout and allows the focus to still be on the photos. My silly Belle thinks the sink is her water bowl.

Closeup of the bird and the stamping in the corner.

Another closeup of the other corner showing the stamping and the flower cluster.

I found this old picture of Bill while cleaning. He was a freshman in HS and obviously played football. I had purchased this paper and the school banner from the craft store up in town. All i added was some ink and the chipboard corner that I colored using my copic airbrush system.

Thanks for looking hope you are having a creative weekend.