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Monday, August 14, 2017

Rich at Kings Canyon, California

When I think of harmony I think of my husband, and that's how this month's word inspired me. Our personalities are very different, but I believe we complement each other well. The love and harmony we share inspired me to use this photo of him,taken a long time ago near Kings Canyon National Park in California.  The song I have chosen, is Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Aldean, and I wrote two lines of it on the page. I love his voice, and the words about reminiscing evoke a huge feeling of love, mixed with nostalgia. Even though I can't hold a tune too well, I sing really loud when I hear this one!

To make this page I covered a piece of 12 x 12 watercolor paper with matt medium.  I used dry wall tape as a stencil and applied Prima crackle paste.  I started misting with blue and brown Tattered Angels. I put on modeling paste with a stencil to add more visual interest.  There was too much color on the page so I covered some with gesso, modeling paste, and dry embossing powder. 

I love detail, so I added leaves from Recollections, you can tell I put them on upside down, the other side has gold print on them. I also put on shells, charms from 7 Gypsies, grey freshwater pearls, and birds from Martha Stewart.  The gold colors are mica powder, Finnabair's Alchemy Steampunk Copper, and her gold wax too.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!


  1. Gorgeous work...Love your take on the challenge. Thanks for joining in at More Than Words Challenges.

  2. Wonderful take on our challenge! Love your choice of lyrics that are so perfect for your layout! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  3. Hello Melissa, what an amazing take on our challenge!! Love it !! Thank you so much for joining us at More Than Words. Have a nice day. xoxo Heike

  4. Wow !! Absolutely stunning !! Thanks for playing with us at More Than Words !!

  5. so pretty.Thank you for playing along at "More than words" challenge

  6. Fabulous page! Nice to hear that you find harmony with hubby who has a completely different personality!! I can relate to this ) All the best from MTW! :)