Sep 16, 2010

A Hip Hop Thursday!!! ACHIEVE!

Good morning and good day!  If you're here for the UNITY hip hop - a BIG WELCOME! 

Last week, I made a layout layered with embellishments and "stuff".  Today I bring you.....something a little more SIMPLE and STAMPY.  If you notice, there are no patterned papers on this layout. I rarely do this, but I thought the beauty of the stamps was enough to carry this layout off.


This layout is entitled "Achieve".


I started out with this picture and fell in love with this HUGE swirl flourish from the UNITY set **Where You Are**, a Donna Downey set.  I used an ink color that matched the background in my photo, and stamped it 2 times to frame the photo.

The quote is from **The Artist in You**, also by Donna Downey.  The date stamp is from a set called **Sweet Loving & Living**.



I bought some new watercolor paint by Luminarte called Radiant Rain.  I used it to make a backdrop for my TRUTH BIRD, from **She Did It Anyway**.

Don't you just love UNITY stamps!



Did you see the new stamps created for the SCRAPBOOKING LINE?  Here they are! 


Did you know that a whole lot of chatting is going on?  Don't forget to join us at Splitcoast Stampers (in the Unity forum) for chatting and giveaways - these awesome stamp prizes just pop up when you least expect it!  You just need to be there to win them.

Now it's time to hop hop hop on over to Jessica's crafty blog...


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Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate each and every comment.  :)

Lesley

34 comments:

AJ said...

wow Lesley- every week I am in awe of your fabulous layouts! I am heading to Canada so you can teach me!! :)

Celtica said...

wow great job! couldn't imagine it's possible to make a loyout without a pattern paper but you did it so nice!!!!!!

Celtica said...

wow great job! couldn't imagine it's possible to make a loyout without a pattern paper but you did it so nice!!!!!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Lesley,

Nope, no patterned paper needed!! Those swirls in blue look really nice!! Very pretty pic and the sentiment with it is a real 'gottahave' hi hi, it's wonderful! Love how you made this layout!

Hugs,
Wendy

Angie Blom said...

Beautiful layout Lesley. I just love the stamps you used. I love the bottom images under the title with all the journaling. Stunning.

Jen E. said...

i like the big swirl stamp behind your layout. cute stuff!

NoraAnne said...

Beautiful! I love the flourish "frame" and all of the other perfect details!

Lisa H. said...

love AJ's comment, can I come with her???? love this and your work is soo inpiring!

Lillian Child said...

This is such a beautiful page, Lesley! You did a fantastic job. And what a darling photo!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

GORGEOUS layout!!!! Amazing as always :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

I'm coming with AJ!!!! LOL! WOW girl-this is GORGEOUS!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Wow, love the colors and the layout. Absolutely amazing!

lisa a.

Rona said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!

Jules! said...

w.o.w. perfect...beautiful♥

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow another gorgeous creation love it!!!!!

Gwen said...

Lovely layout and that huge flourish is so pretty used like this!

Amanda said...

I love your LO! I can't pinpoint a favorite of the LO, it's all beautiful! :)

Tam said...

Wonderful layout! love the soft color on whit cs. very pretty!

Jingle said...

This is an absolutely beautiful page!

Erika M. said...

Your layout is amazing!

Martha said...

wow amazing!

RubyM said...

lESLEY This is a gorgeous stamped layout. I can't believe how big Sophie is. She is a young lady already. Now I really feel old. She was just a toddler when I met her. You are going to have to beat the boys away from this beauty. The layout and stamps are simply stunning. I do love the Unity stamps. I just started getting the KOM from them. I like what I got so far. Thanks for this inspiration. YOu are so talented. What a great gift.

StampinCathy said...

This is just stunning.

Kelly Landers said...

Gorgeous layout Lesley!! I love it!! Amazing!!

Cindy Gay said...

Oh I love this! Great design to perfection!

Kathy Martin said...

This page ROCKS! Love the design and stamped details! :)

Lisa said...

This is beautiful! Fabulous use of that flourish!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

You rock these LOs! Love everything you make;) TFS!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

You rock these LOs! Love everything you make;) TFS!

Michelle said...

That is one GORGEOUS layout!!

Ola said...

This layout is gorgeous.... I think the stamps are perfect for it!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

you did a great job. The info is greatly appreciated

Scrapcollectr said...

Love every element of your page. Smile-inducing! TFS
=D

Nancy W said...

What beautiful pages!! I heart your work soooo much!! hugs from conroe, tx!