Thursday, May 2, 2013

an ode to my friend and some watercolor love

Hi everyone!!
it feels unreal..... I'm leaving in a couple of hours, no kids, just my husband and I.
My in-laws are here and will take care of the kids while we're away.
We are going to Orlando, our favorite destination, even without kids!

Before I leave, I wanted to show you something I made 2 weeks ago when I went to visit my parents in Quebec. I have my best scrappy friend there so I brought us some goodies to play and make a page together, something that had never happened before. Sure, when Gen comes here we do get to scrap, but usually we both work together on one page (mine or hers, it depends on who needs help), but this time I wanted that we both do our own page and I also wanted to push Gen out of her comfort zone (she ALWAYS do double page layouts and it's ALWAYS about/for her kids!) and have her do something artsy, a single page, about HER! :) So we did!

I brought all the material we would need and I let her have a peek into Wilna's art class which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! We watched Wilna do a page, and we then did the same. Here we are:

(Notice the bag of chips in the background!) ;)

Here's our set up, at my parent's dining table:

And here are our pages:



Aren't they cool?? :)

One thing Gen struggles with when scrapbooking is the journaling. So to help her, I decided the theme of the page (even cut a title for her with my Silhouette) and I sent her an e-mail the day before our meeting telling her she had to write down 34 things she likes at the moment. Well, 5 minutes after the e-mail was sent, she wrote me back sayong it was done. See, when you are not writing FOR a scrapbook page, I think it's easier to write. Maybe because there's no pressure, or the expectations are less high? Anyway, Gen' style is usually very graphic and tidy and .... perfect!!!! So I was happy to see her let go and have fun and play. And it was very fun to see that with exactly the same supplies, we got to very different styles. :)

So that's it for today. 
Love you Gen!!

Talk to you soon!
I'm off to (not so) sunny Orlando! ;)

Marie-Pierre :D


Anonymous said...

Moi aussi j'ai ben ben du fun, c'était vraiment cool et définitivement à refaire, à quand notre prochaine "date" ??

Merci pour cette bonne idée, je t'aime beaucoup mon amie!!

Gros bisous
gen xxx

Nathalie C.Ouellet said...

Wow ! J'adore vos belles pages les filles ! J'ai le goût de m'en faire une moi aussi :-)

Bonne journée ma belle xxnc