3.30.2011

The Art is In the Precision

So...since I've been doing these layout thingies here and there, I thought I'd give another one a shot. Just say'n.

I am jumping in on the fun over at Sketchy Thursdays because, well, because they are awesome and stuff. Even if they are a bit, well, sketchy. Just say'n.

Ssssooooooo....yeaaaah. Enough of that. Here's the deal. Last summer The Hubbums and I decided to venture down to a little American art museum down in Connecticut. (Yes, for those unfamiliar with New England, it is quite easy to wander into other states for an afternoon at any given moment. Actually, it's not even hard to do it by accident, so doing it on purpose is TOTALLY doable. For reals. I don't make this stuff up.) So...Connecticut. Art Museum. Me and The Hubbums.

WELL.....while we were there enjoying the AMAZING exhibits they had we stumbled into a room with the REAL LIVE WORK of DALTON GHETTI!!!! I was jumping up and down kind of excited! SO, I decided to use photos from that exhibit for my layout today!

The Art is in the Precision


Yup! Aren't they COOL??? Oh...and there's a fun layout there, too, if you aren't still in AWE at the amazing art in the photos! HA!

Precision (Journaling Block)


The journaling is simple, but present and tells of the fun of stumbling on this treasure!

Precision (label)


To place the buttons on the bottom of the page I used a super fancy technique...you ready for this? Get a pen...you might want to write this down...

...k? K.

...Get out your jar of vintage buttons. Randomly scoop up a few in your fingers - NO COUNTING! Drop them on your layout. Glue them where they land. Do the same in the top right corner.

...Yup. Best. Technique. EVER. Just say'n.

Precision (Lower Embellishment Cluster)


I used wide twill for the flower here and a narrow lace for the one above. Just a simple twisted ribbon style flower with a little love in the middle!

Supplies
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Portrait Collection)
Cardstock and Stamp: Close To My Heart
Ink: Momento
Tiny Letter Sticker: Basic Grey
Red Letter Stickers: Fancy Pants
Chipboard Letter Stickers: Cosmo Cricket
Label Sticker: Crate Paper
Twill and Lace: My stash
Punches: EK Success (Some are Martha, others are just regular EK)
Buttons: Foofala for EK Success
Mists: Maya Road (yellow); Tattered Angels (Cinnamon)
Twine and Vintage Buttons: My stash (which rocks - just say'n.)

And here is the amazing sketch from Sketchy Thursdays that inspired it all!

16 comments:

  1. you do the coolest stuff, and you are so full of energy! love it

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  2. This is pretty cool! My word is "dress."

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  3. Such a fun page!! I have been a Dalton fan online for awhile. How cool to see his work in person:) Hope you are having a good week!

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  4. This is AWESOME!! I love love love love the photos and loving the buttons!! And that is one of the things I loveeeeeeee the most about back East (well... besides all the YUMMY green landscaping, the weather....that its home...lol!)... is that I can be in three different states in an hour! LOL!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee it back there!! *sigh* I need to go back SOON! Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  5. I love that twill flower! And the buttons... yum! So glad you joined us, sweets! :)

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  6. I can feel your excitement in your writing! Fantastic layout!

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  7. What a fun layout. I remember some of these pics you shared with us last year. Such a fun exhibit.

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  8. It's so fun to create a beautiful piece inspired by another's art. Great job! Theresa

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  9. This is so cool! I love your photos and layout and love the fact that you presented in sketch form below. You are such an inspiration! xo

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  10. This is one of my favs from everything you've done lately! It's so eclectic! and I can do that button technique. totally.

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  11. Sounds like a fun technique and your layout turned out great using it.

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  12. Great LO and I love your button tip!

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  13. Woah! Thanks for the intro to Ghetti. Amazing!

    And your work is fabulous too... the girl and I will be applying your button tip tomorrow!

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  14. love your take on the sketch! very awesome

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