Monday, July 21, 2014

Pastel Pages - With Kelly Foster

Good morning, Kelly here!
This month I want to share with you two soft, pastel colored pages. I usually reach for the bright colors but these two are a bit more subdued, and I like it!


First, let me introduce you to the newest addition to my family, Oliver John. He arrived on July 7th and was just 5 days old in this photo - my first layout with him on it :)
The Blue Fern Garden papers made the perfect soft background for a baby boy page. For the main paper I used the "Love Letters" paper, and for my layers I cut bits from many of my scraps of the other papers. I kept things pretty simple...lots of white space, and just the right amount of texture thanks to the "Mini Ring Things" chipboard pieces I layered here and there. These pieces were given just a gentle uneven coat of white chalk ink.

I also added one of the pretty "Layering Stems" to complete my cluster. I love this piece!

"Perfect Moment"

This next page I used the gorgeous "Charlotte's Dream" paper from the Ombre Dreams collection. I love the pretty floral/lace texture of this paper! My background is a mix of watercolors, Gelatos, and stamping. 

To frame my photo and add movement I used the Wild Flourish Frame, which I cut in two and placed above/below the photo. This piece was primed with gesso and then painted using Gelatos and watercolors.

Thank you so very much for having a look at my projects today! See you next month!!



  1. Such beautiful layouts, love the soft colors of mixed media on your background and chipboard. And how amazing that you shared a 1st with your son with us. He is a beautiful little boy. Can just picture that silky smooth baby skin and the sweet smell of a newborn.
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  2. Beautiful family!! Congratulations on your new baby boy! Awesome layouts!