Monday, January 08, 2007

Ali Edwards Aezine Word Challenge - Happy

Here is my layout about my chosen word Happy.
I really wish you could see this page for real, as the light this time of year is rubbish & I had a pig of a job getting a picture without the flash refecting off the metal flower. It did catch the brad in the centre of the blossoms but after 6 attepmts you can actually see the rub on quote on the photo!!! Also the lace doesn't show up too well under the title word.
Later today when Ali does her A little Word post up on her blog, I will create a link to it.
I wanted this page to be fresh with clean lines so that the word spoke to the viewer. I used papers from Dena's Closet, rub on words & a "faith" quote by Royal & Langnickel. Blossoms & metal flower, papermania. Crystal brad, Karen foster. Lace from my sewing box. The font for Title, Happy was Queen & Co. fontastic painted with acrylic paints by Dovecraft.
My journalling block was done on computer using the dictionary definition of "happy" (again not clear due to light) & the journalling around the edges were done with a blue Staedtler silver ball 404. They dry instantly so no smudges but don't think they are acid free so should not be used to draw on photos!!


Janine said...

Hi Paula, great word and layout and I could see the lace easily....looking good

Lynne.x said...

Graet word Paula. Your LO is beautiful.

Ronda P. said...

Beautiful Layout & breath-taking pictures! I love your word! Wishing you happiness through out 2007!

camport said...

love the happy colors! mine is up on my blog already, too.

it was hard to wait all the way til Monday...

Eleni said...

Love your word Paula!!!

You definitely need to make your 'me' time only about 'me'!!! Ugh, sounds like you've always been the reliable-never say no- kind of person ... take care of YOURSELF!!!! :)

Eleni said...

Forgot to mention that I LOVE the layout too!!! LOL

Megan said...

Pauls what a great word for the year! Ali has certainly inspired many of us around the world, hasn't she? And your layout is gorgeous, even if you had a battle to get the photo!

Have a wonderful 2007 :-)

Megan xx

Susan said...

Love the HAPPY colours and LO, and love the pictures! Thank you so much for telling me about Ali Edwards, Paula. What an amazing site. I have joined her newsletter list and have been thinking about what word I wanted to choose for 2007 - have now chosen GENTLENESS. Am being a 'life artist' tomorrow so will see what I can come up with :-D

Gillian Hamilton said...

Paula this is so beautiful, lovely and soft, and gorgeous photo's..

Sjoera said...

Nice layout! I hope you will find your happiness. Great word for 2007!

Robyn said...

This is so sweet!

karin said...

Hi Paula,

a HAPPY new year to you and your family. Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog today, i appreciate the time taken. i love your word. please feel free to drop in from time to time on my blog and c what is happening in sunny South Africa. Have you been to our Country before?
take care

Tina said...


I followed your link from Ali's blog and just wanted to let you know that I think your layout is beautiful. Great job and thanks for sharing!

Tina J.

Beckie said...

What a fabby layout! Love the cleaness of it!
I really hope your 2007 in HAPPY!

jake said...

Beautiful. I wish you every happiness in 2007 hon.

jk x

Maisymary's Findings said...

oooo brilliant Paula ! I love your idea of painting the chipboard alphas to suit the layout ! now why didn't I think of that !

Me thinks you've just found me my word of the year ! - Change - or - Alter ! lol You rock , grrl !

I'm thinking alter - as in continuing my trend to alter anything & everything art style !

But of course there are parts of my life in dire need of chAnge too ! lol

Great !

thanks much !