Like so many other Suspects at C.S.I, these particular color combinations inspired me to jump in and solve the case and challenged me to be a little more creative by creating the background paper using the Wet medium (Evidence criteria), and creating a little marine animal as the Animal accent.
Animal accent: I made the little star fish (marine animal) out of clay and stamped the clay with a small Prima script stamp to create texture on their little bodies. Each star fish is unique because I had to carve the little creatures out by hand using a paring knife, but they were so much fun to make! This was the first time I used this particular clay which you allow to air dry and is as light as a feather when it's dried, it's almost a paper mache like quality. If you're interested in the clay product, I've made a note of it on my blog. Hmmm, this clay would be perfect for making little bird eggs.
Wet medium: For the background paper, I started with white card stock and masked and misted with Glimmer Mist, Shimmerz, small amounts of acrylic paint, and added pink embossing powder to fusible webbing for those small pink webbing bits I added throughout the page.
Something sand-like: On the background paper, a gritty, sand-like molding paste was used on top of a mask to give the pattern a sand-like texture.
Ruffles: Glimmer Mist was applied on white rayon seam binding, and the ribbon was weaved in a ruffle in between each of the hand-sewn pearl beads.
Hidden journaling: This picture was taken during our Santa Barbara vacation trip when you were 14 years old. During the two hour drive to Santa Barbara, you asked me how long was it going to take us to reach our destination. My answer didn't sit well with you and you asked if we could drive farther so that it would take more time to get to our destination. What? This didn't make sense to me, and when I asked why, you said that two hours wasn't going to be enough time for Marcus, your first boyfriend, to miss you and you wanted to be missed terribly. Ha ha. I see so much of Scarlett O'Hara like qualities in you!