Friday, April 12, 2013

Rainforest

 

The letter for the current alpha challenge at the The Craft Barn Blog is "R"

I have chosen the word Rainforest for my R word. 

 

This is a special post for me because my 13 year old granddaughter Nicole designed the left hand page.  It was her idea to do "Rainforest"  This was a practice page because she wanted to do her own dictionary.  I turned her lose with my PanPastels and away she went.  I stole her practice page to go in my dictionary.  Now aren't I smart!!!!!  Unfortunately the picture does not show the glass beads I used to make dew drops or the vintage glass glitter on the butterflies.  As the sunlight filters through the forest luscious flowers bloom.


Thanks for your visit and once again I thank you for your lovely comments - they do mean a lot to me!!
Sandy

57 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work from both of you! How are the goats doing? Valerie

Christina C. said...

This is awesome.....BRAVO to both you and Nicole! I love all the different foliage, the beautiful flower and the stunning butterflies...I see the glitter!
Love your pages!

Lau W said...

Congrats to Nicole and you ! So nice work ! She's talented, like you !
Love this page, love the nature, and colros are wonderful !
Have a super week-end my super friend !
xxx

Danielle Champagne said...

Awesome Sandy, I so wish I could let myself go like Nicole did, and just love your page, love the prints of ferns, the shades and the lovely butterflies. Fabulous! I am out this week... no inspiration at all.
Hugs.

Netty said...

Congratulations to both of you, beautiful choice - Rainforest - and it looks so great. I enlarged the photo and can see the wonderful sparkle in the wings.

Now when are we going to have an update on your two beautiful goats.....? Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

julieprice3 said...

How wonderful to share your page with your Granddaughter, you both did a fabulous job, I love the colours and pretty Spring scene, nice work
Hugs Julie P

Scrap Affair said...

This is such an awesome page! It is so inspiring to watch your work...just gorgeous! :)

cathylynn said...

Oh Sandy these pages are great! Wow what fun to create with your granddaughter. Love the colors and those butterflies . Nicole had a marvelous choice to do this page. Hey talent surely runs in the family!
Hugs, Cathy

lovingrammahood said...

This page is wonderful Sandy. How awesome to work with your granddaughter. You are a lucky lady :) Her work shows she has her grandma's talent. Thanks for sharing. Inspiring as always.
hugs: Donna

Kelly Neis said...

Nicole grasped the rainforest perfectly deep into the trees. She colors softly like you do. Both blend together perfectly and I love the greens and yellows. I think is was very creative of you to make a close up of the flower and leaves where Nicole had made the overall forest tree and foilage. They are both beautifully made. Two great minds create alike. hehe
I love them she will be back asking for more time crafting with grandma!
Love Kelly

Sylv said...

Wonderful work from you both, fabulous rainforest with the butterflies fluttering about.

Sylv xx

LindaS said...

Great time together making beautiful pages. I really like the colors.

EnblogSail said...

Your grand daughter shows potential. Keep nurturing her! Great job!
Caryl

Karen said...

Firstly Sandy....OMG how cute are Flip and Flop!!!!! I adore goats and having two to come and live with you has to be a real joy!!! Please post more pics as they get up to mischief haha

Well done to Nicole for helping Grandma out :D Fabulous pages and I can imagine the sparkle!

Karen from The Craft Barn xxx

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

How absolutely wonderful you and your granddaughter can share creative ventures together. A great collaborative piece of work. Absolutely love the butterflies - are they a stamp? The glass glitter is beautiful! I love the stuff. hugs, Donna

Marilyn said...

Fab project Sandy and extra special because Nicole's work is right along side yours. I love the artsy look of this and when you enlarge the pic, you can see all the sparkles. Beautiful work.
Oh yes, how are Flip & Flop doing?

MaryH said...

Lucky you to have such a smart & talented granddaughter to share your artistry with. In days to come, she will remember this as a special & treasured time. This is just lovely, and what a wonderful idea to celebrate the Rain forest! Loved the soft muted greens, grays with the pop of turquoise & hot pink. TFS.

May said...

Fabulous pages, Your Grandaughter is so creative just like her Grandma... Gorgeous Butterflies & glitter.. Love the colours...
I hope wee Flip & Flop are doing well and thriving in their new home!! Have a great weekend Sandy... Hugs May x x x

Dawn said...

What a gorgeous family collaboration Sandy, such a special thing to do and I'm sure much more will happen, you are both very talented ladies.
Lol my 5yr old daughter has the journaling bug too, ha ha ha she does much more than me and I'm sure she has about 10 books on the go at the moment. Some of her drawings are in a little journal I made and posted last sep/oct for a month long journaling class.
OMG flip and flop are amazing, you are so lucky, I can't wait to see more pics.
Thank-you so so much for all your lovely comments sweetie, very touching and special.
Mahoosive huggles x x x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful pages, great colors. What about Flip and Flop ?

Myrna I said...

Love your pages Sandy! Isn't it frustrating when our pics just do not pick up how beautiful our projects are! It sounds wonderful!

Sandra said...

Ohh Sandy, both pages are stunning! Your granddaughter is really talented, just as her grandmother. Hugs, Sandra

butterfly said...

Way to go, Nicole! A great choice of word, and wonderful left hand page - and a great idea to "borrow" it back!! Beautiful work from you both...
Alison xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandy, What a talented Grand daughter you have -and yes, you are a smart Granny! Great pages and a wonderful theme.
Avril xx

Barb said...

Hi Sandy,
How special for you and your grand-daughter to share a piece of art, grrrr-eat pages!
Thanks for your recent "visit" to my blog.
Happy creating,
Barb

Maria said...

How fun for you both to work together creating some wonderful art! I, too, am wondering how are those sweet goats doing? You take care and thank you for your sweet comments on my blog, hugs!!!

inkypinkycraft said...

Great details! Trace x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

LOVING this illustrated dictionary idea. Congrats to both you and your granddaughter for two beautiful entries.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

My'scardcorner said...

This is so pretty how lovely to have your granddaughter work with you.
Myrax

Pat said...

Oh this is gorgeous Sandy, I enlarged the picture and you can see all the beautiful details, well done you and your talented granddaughter. Thanks for visiting and leaving me some lovely comments. Hope you are having a good weekend.

Pat xx

Craftychris said...

Both pages are gorgeous! I love the butterflies. I am imagining all the sparkle! You have a very talented Granddaughter - she obviously takes after you! xx

Scrapmate said...

Congrats on having such a talented daughter! If you click on the pic you can see the sparkle on it. Great choice of word.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Sandy you have both done some wonderful work her, the pages look awesome the colours and images are beautiful, I also love the theme of the Rainforest, superb creativity
hugs
lorraine x

Esther said...

Hi Sandy, Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog and for joining me ! Your rainforest page is beautiful, and your Granddaughter obviously takes after her arty grandma ! Esther xx

BJ said...

Super page and well done Nicole. Love the butterflies. BJ

Terri Kahrs said...

Nicole, not only are you "sharing art", but you're making lovely memories!!! The page is beautiful, and so is your spirit!!! Hugs, Terri ♥

sara j said...

How exciting you signed up for 21 Secrets...there are so many choices. I hope you have a great time and I'm looking forward to seeing your work!

Dawn Louise said...

Super pages, looks great, I like pan pastels. thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog too x

Annie said...

Beautiful pages, Sandy, childrens' imagination are so amazing I would never have thought of Rainforest, this is somewhere I would like to be xx Annie

Annie said...

Great idea to include her page efforts with yours. When I looked at the larger photo, I could definitely see the added glitz! Sandy, you've blended both your efforts together wonderfully!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Sandy. What a lovely project you have done together! It will give you smiles every time you open to this page. Rainforest is a wonderful word to pick and you have chosen. Thankyou for your wonderful comments on my work.
Dot x

Chris said...

A wonderful project for you to share with Nicole and I love how it came out, the layout is fantastic and what a talent in Nicole! Hope you're having full with Flip and Flop. Chris :-)

Pam Sparks said...

It's always so fun to share interests with the grands! Gorgeous work Sandy and Nicole!

*Vicki* said...

So lovely to see your still working on your book! :) Fabulously colorful and creative! HUGS

Charlene said...

How fun!!!This is going to be me and my grandaughters!! They LOVE crafts and this is so fun and creative!! Wonderful!!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, What a treasure you will have and so will Nicole to know that she worked on some pages with her grandma and that is such a wonderful theme. A picture never shows the best of what you want people to see, I told my granddaughter sometimes it is not what we see but what we fell in out heart. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Patricia

Lori said...

I so LOVE that you and your granddaughter created this amazing rain forest together! It's fabulous!

Shelby said...

What beautiful pages and love the rain forest! And even better you got to spend time with your granddaughter!!

Shelby

Cat's sCrap said...

Absolutely fabulous and original ! Congratulations to your granddaughter Nicole !

Kisses in both from France.
Catherine.

The Craft Barn said...

Well done to both of you! Nice team work
Thanks for playing with us
Izzy

Tan's Hobbies said...

You and your granddaughter are equally talented, dear!!!! Love that piece of art so much.. Love those butterflies and you know what, I can see the glittery!!! Lovely project by two great awesome lovely ladies!!!

Linda Palmer said...

Of all the beautiful things you have made this page is my very favorite and your Granddaughter's page is beautiful also. Tell her for me. I know you loved having them with you. I am so happy you are having fun with these pages you are making in your book. The butterfly is gorgeous. Keep on having fun. Love this one!

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is very beautiful!! Your granddaughter is very talented too. The colors and design are so pretty.

Stamps and Paper said...

COngratualtioins to both of you on such a fabulous design...your granddaughter obviosuly takes after her very talented grandmother...

Anne

TwinkleToes2day said...

Gorgeous page! Bravo Nicole for giving grandma a headstart (hehe), but what a start! Great job Nicole :D

Thank you for your kind comments on my Rainbow Tag :0) Mo

~Tammy~ said...

Holy smokes it's easy to see where the amazing talent comes from!!! This is jaw dropping stunning! What a special post indeed!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wonderful Sandy and so clever of Nicole to do rainforest it captures the feel of it perfectly! You are so lucky to have your grandchildren close by and even luckier that they love to craft! Hugs Susan x