Wednesday, January 9, 2013


For the past few years, I have selected a word to focus on for the new year.  My word for 2013 is Abundance.  It has been on my mind a lot lately...guess that's why I decided to create a spread in Cindy's AB around it. 

To try something different, I randomly selected three colors off of a list and used that as my palette:  Apricot, Burgundy and Violet.  OK, so I didn't have the exact colors, but you get the idea.  I am also having fun playing with my new Artistcellar stencils (thank you, Lisa!).  Here I used "Seafoam" (burgundy), "Mini Chicken Wire" (violet) and "Boy Genius" (bronze) on my apricot background.  For added texture, I employed the pulled paper technique.  I simply took strips of book pages (torn out of a book used in an AB round) and glued the strips down randomly.  After a few minutes, I pulled up the strips of paper.  Depending on how long you wait, parts of the pages stick to the background creating this "graffiti-like" effect.  I finished my spread by stamping ABUNDANCE across the pages.