Saturday, February 7, 2015

My Name is Wendy

This week the CTMH blog challenged us to write about the origin of our names. I really didn't have a clue where my name came from, so I called my mom to ask.
She told me how she'd had a best friend when she was little with the name Wendy. Not Gwendolyn or anything, but just Wendy and she'd always liked that name so she named me Wendy. My middle name is the same as my Mom's middle name. there were four of us, and she just named us all names that she liked.  I had a different sketch for this layout, but then I saw the Sketchy Saturday Challenge post at Paper Issues and I fell in LOVE! I was originally planning to do a baby pink thing with a baby pic, but then I decided that the sketch needed something bolder, so I grabbed the awesome pink plus orange color combo from ColourQ, and everything from my stash that was Baby Pink, Hollyhock, or Sorbet/pale orange. 
I used my Shin Han markers in pink, red, and pale orange to alter my stash of cork arrows, sparkles, and these cute Irresistibles chipboard letters. I gave the letters a wash of orange, then a second coat of pink, and finally an edging with the red marker. I built the striped background out of White Daisy Cardstock layered with extra strips of White Daisy CS edged with Baby Pink ink.
I did my journaling with a sharpie onto sanded Hollyhock cardstock mounted onto leftover scraps of HeartStrings B&T paper, and popped up with foam tape. I love the look of this journaling technique! I also added some pink glitter gel to some of the cork arrows I had colored...because it wouldn't be me without glitter. I'm so glad that CTMH challenged us to learn about our names for the #jrlcreativechallenge - I want to do a companion page for my scrapbook with the story of John's name, too.  


Arielle H Gordon said...

Super cool layout!!! I love everything about it, the textures are amazing!

Nancy Ball said...

Wendy, this page is phenomenal! Your journaling almost looks like a brick pattern....I LOVE all of the elements and colours you used!

Amy Moore said...

Super layout "Wendy"! It turned out really cute and such a great challenge from corporate....not to mention this will be a nice keepsake for your children!

Paper Issues said...

Awesome take on the sketch - love the monochromatic colors too! Thank you for linking up to the Paper Issue's Sketch party!


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