Drifting Off With The Clouds

(This post is part of my Onwards and Upwards Blog Event)

We started the day with a sunrise, but we’re finishing off by drifting away on some dreamy clouds!

The World At My Feet:

The World at My Feet layout by Jennifer Grace

This photo is one of my favourites from my childhood, because I remember the moment so well. I was going through a very day-dreamy phase – it was that age where you are still a child but starting to feel grown up, and I was realising what a big wide world was out there. It made me feel big and small at the same time – I could think of all the possibilities open to me, but also felt overwhelmed by them – how would I ever be able to choose what to do, and how to live my life?

I used lots of this lovely serene blue colour to enhance the mood. And then I added some glitter, because it makes it all look magical! I glittered the top of the clouds for a ‘silver lining’, and I altered some Thickers to spell ‘world’ by adding blue glitter to them:

The World at My Feet layout by Jennifer Grace

It makes me want to go and sit on a hill or mountain and look at the clouds again!

Now for using clouds on a card…

Dreams Do Come True:

Dreams Do Come True card by Jennifer Grace

Everything on here (except the sentiment and the two blue gems) is from my Onwards and Upwards Counterfeit Kit. I’m going to give this card to my sister before she next goes travelling… assuming she hasn’t started to read my blog and seen it here first!

And while my Counterfeit Kit was out I decided to decorate this tag too:

Cloud Gift Tag by Jennifer Grace

The half-doily clouds (from My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found 2 – Rosy) are stamped with clear embossing ink and Seafoam White Ranger’s Embossing Powder. Then I doodled around them with a black pen, and added a couple of sequins. Clean and simple, but it will look pretty on a present!

Be Inspired:

Use some clouds on your next project – patterned paper, punched, stamped, or something new

Alter some alphas with glitter, or paint, or paper!

Make a clean and simple card or tag, it will make someone’s day

I hope these clouds make you feel dreamy! Do you like clouds or do they just make you think of rain? Does it depend on whether they are fluffy and white?!

Remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as an entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!

That’s the last post for this evening, are you enjoying the weekend so far? I hope so. More to come tomorrow ! x

  • I love clouds of all shapes and sizes, cumulonimbus, cirrus……………..I think I spelt them right I did geography at O’level and only remember those ones. The cirrus ones look like horses tails. Best of all are no clouds and clear blue skies.
    I love how you have added glitter to give ur clouds a silver lining. I have used some cloud papers in my challenge entries,
    Jo xxxx

    May 11, 2013 at 10:08 pm
  • sandie cottee

    What a great idea for making clouds – they look so effective. A lovely layout and card too. I hope your sister enjoys her travels.

    May 11, 2013 at 10:09 pm
  • Annie

    I’m thoroughly enjoying the weekend thank you – it must have taken a lot of work to put this together. Beautiful page – perfect example of what scrapping is all about for me!

    May 11, 2013 at 10:09 pm
  • I think your blogging event has been fantastic so far and I have really enjoyed myself and have completely ditched all the housework! I look forward to joining you again tomorrow Night night xxx

    May 11, 2013 at 10:11 pm
  • jengd

    Great projects all but I LOVE your layout! Your background has such a wispy, ethereal feel to it- you definitely nailed what you were going for. I’d say the type of clouds set the mood in my world.

    May 11, 2013 at 10:18 pm
  • I love the idea of altering thickers with glitter – its something I have been meaning to try for a while. Great layout btw.

    May 11, 2013 at 11:01 pm
  • Ali Parris

    I have had so much fun reading all your posts and being inspired enough to play along :0) Another stunner of a post! Love the glittered clouds on your lo, the ‘cartoon’ clouds on the card and doily clouds on the tag….smashing :0)

    May 11, 2013 at 11:05 pm
  • Karen

    It’s a good job I have put some cloud papers into my kit. I also must remember that I have a cloud embossing folder (that shock horror I have never used)

    May 11, 2013 at 11:15 pm
  • Karen

    Ooops and I forgot to say I love the layout xx

    May 11, 2013 at 11:16 pm
  • Bethany Hardy

    I used clouds on a project today totally inadvertently! We must be mentally in synch! I LOVE your first layout…so beautiful!

    May 11, 2013 at 11:45 pm
  • Julie

    I absolutely love clouds, especially the fat fluffy ones. That is such a peaceful sentiment. I also love that blue-green background.

    I Create Purty Thangs

    May 12, 2013 at 12:11 am
  • Pam Sohan

    Beautiful photo and layout. I love the glitter on the clouds.

    May 12, 2013 at 1:21 am
  • wow! That layout is stunning… the picture itself is stunning, but I love how your layout doesn’t take away from this fact and only draws the eye more to the photo!

    May 12, 2013 at 2:26 am
  • joyce

    yeppers. have the 17 traced items glued down to some brown sack and started to stamp, etc. on them. likey the layout

    May 12, 2013 at 5:11 am
  • I dont’ think I ever get tired or making tags!

    May 12, 2013 at 5:30 am
  • The whole page has such a wonderful dreamy feel to it.

    May 12, 2013 at 9:42 am
  • I always remember as a child playing the cloud game with my sister – spotting different images made from clouds. She once said she saw Father Christmas lying down with a puffin sitting on his fat tummy (hmmm, I’m not so sure!!) Clouds bring back fond childhood memories for me. Loving all your posts Jennifer although I’m a bit behind

    May 12, 2013 at 9:52 am
  • That’s really pretty with all the glitter

    May 12, 2013 at 10:36 am
  • Zahra

    Great post, love the silver linings on your clouds!!

    May 12, 2013 at 10:59 am
  • Jackie Edwards

    Terrific layout…love the way you have done the clouds!!

    May 12, 2013 at 11:18 am
  • Fluffy white clouds are great against a blue sky … dull grey water-filled ones not so much!
    Love your page – lucky you to have such evocative ones from your own childhood to scrap!

    May 12, 2013 at 1:15 pm
  • gorgeous paper on your layout, & the glitter really shows up the clouds.

    May 12, 2013 at 6:50 pm
  • Louise

    so so very pretty! all the sparkle makes it so dreamy. love it x

    May 12, 2013 at 8:33 pm
  • Becky

    What a beautiful layout 🙂

    May 12, 2013 at 8:56 pm
  • Marilize K

    I absolutely love this layout 🙂

    May 12, 2013 at 10:35 pm
  • I don’t do CAS very well being a layer, layer and layer again sort of cardmaker but this tag is pretty CAS for me
    Created at the start of the month using Alison Kreft collections

    May 13, 2013 at 2:45 am
  • http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/a-cloudy-card-for-jennifer-graces-blog.html
    Here’s a cloud card I’ve made.I’m thinking a sympathy card but it could be used for almost anything really.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:58 am
  • Frances

    Love the look of clouds on any project and use them when I can! Thanks

    May 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

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