Hi Tanya, another gorgeous layout from you..... love all your flowers along the bottom of the page, the feather and butterfly, just add a beautiful touch, and another perfect pic for this theme.
Love it - Shazza
Born in Dronrijp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. A classical-subject painter, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean sea and sky.Universally admired during his lifetime for his superb draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity, he fell into disrepute after his death and only in the last thirty years has his work been reevaluated for its importance within nineteenth-century English art.
I'm July Gaceta from Manila, Philippines. I have been married for 8 years. I have two angels named Kyle and Jean Marie. They helped me open my eyes into new chapter of our lives. That’s when I decided to start scrapbooking to document our journey with my husband, my sisters and myself too, I thought Life is too short to enjoy in every moment.
I just started traditional scrapbooking last January 2009. I have been a digital scrapbooker. I so love this craft that I thought to dabble on how traditional techniques used to create beautiful pages. Then, I started to realize that the creative process for this hobby is so much best for me to escape from my hectic corporate schedule. I love that it gives me new perspective to see things farther than the usual one. This craft is a passion. It gives me so much patience not to give up until I finished what I started.
My style in scrapbooking is experimental. I love to try new things based from previous hobbies I used to enjoy; those are sewing, paper tole, digital art and most especially photography. I thought scrapbooking is perfect to bring together different interests into one beautiful page. I was used to make double-page layout and mini books in digital scrapbooking. With traditional scrapbooking I mostly do 12x12 layouts because it gives me enough space to work on. I always start my page with a sketch. It jump starts my mojo. Since photography is my first-love hobby I can't get enough inspiration from it; I have lots of photos to scrap I'm not even through half of it.
My favorite arstist is Picasso. I love his style, the colours, the modernity, and the simplicity yet triggers me to think beyond what I see. One of my inspiration to know myself better as an artist.You can visit July's blog here: http://julysweetescape.blogspot.com/
Here are some of July's layouts: