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Monday, April 21, 2008

I find it hard to believe myself.

Anyone who knows my family knows that my brother has NO PROBLEM whatsoever going through other people's trash to find his so-called treasures. It's actually amazing what he can find. I, on the other hand, have spent my years mocking him and yelling loudly for all to hear that I would NEVER go through someone else's trash. So ya know what I did today? I went through someone else's trash. *hangs head low* lol Connor and I were walking home from my brother's house today (another brother) and I saw this big window that someone had tossed out. Just a simple, old square window and I thought, WOW, wouldnt that make an excellent show piece above the TV? All I would have to do is sand it down, paint it up, add some embellishments and I could have quite the conversation piece. I then walked away. Then later on I asked Sean to swing by and see if it was still there and still in one piece. You know how kids love to break glass. IT WAS! I made him stop and put it in the trunk. It was right across from my brother's house and he caught me!! He asked me what I was doing. I told him and he laughed at me. I am now one of 'those people.' Just think how cool my art will be though!! HAHA! I shall have the last laugh. ;) Speaking of art. I created a layout last night that has gotten quite a bit of attention. I was SUPER excited to see that it made the Gallery Stand-Outs at DST and within MINUTES of me posting it. How happy was I about that! *grinning*

It's a fairly simple design but I love it.
Photo treatment, first I opened my photo and ran my Colorful Soul PS action on it, then I ran my Black and White Photography PS action on that one, then using a layer mask I removed the section of the eye to bring the color through. Both of these actions are available through NDSIB.com. I also used Debb Cozzi's gorgeous papers from her Mediterranean Memories Combo Pack. I wanted the layout to be very simple, using only papers and fonts to really show off the photo.

It's Monday! That means that tonight we have our regular Inspired by Art chat at the Guild. Every week we have a new inspiration to create a layout. It could be a quote, a technique or even a sketch like last week. This was the sketch I provided for the ladies.

And here are some of their terrific creations!




All credits can be found with the original layouts uploaded at the Guild.

So if you would like to join us, we would love to have you. The chat is every Monday at 10PM EST.


Tonight we discussed creating layouts with rounded corners. Also, if you want an extra challenge to go with that one, try using this quote by Picasso on your page.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Here is my layout.
You are my Greatest Art

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. Oh and if you decided to play along, please upload your layout to the Guild gallery and post a link in the thread so we can leave you some love.


Juliana said...

Enjoy your window - I think I would have snatched that up, too!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Robin L said...

lol funny story and to be caught! I bet it will be grand piece. What a wonderful lo, I can see why it was picked!

thumper6423 said...

LOL I'd be the one to get caught too. We'll have lots of people driving around here soon. Town cleanup is in May and we all put our junk out for the town to take away. Last year our pile was gone by morning.

absolutartist1 said...

GORGEOUS LO! I can definitely see why it was chosen as a standout!

Grabage hunting can be great - if you have imagination!

Have a great day! :)

michellewaite1 said...

long live dumpster divers. I have no problem shopping the sidewalks. It is a mini-economy on my street.
I remember one time my freinds lived next to a basket store going out of business. I got some cute baskets and grapevine wreaths. I had the wreath of for years.
Great layouts.

MerCas Designs said...

one mans trash is another mans treasure although in your case woman.. I woulda grabbed it too..

movefearlessly said...

love those layouts!!

absolutartist1 said...

I loved the design of your LO so much I totally scraplifted it!


Have a great day!