Spring Memories | Kathy McElfresh


I opened my Fox Box and saw the pretty spring colors and my mind started designing a page with Paige Evans papers! As I looked around for a photo that spoke to me I came across a series of pics we took on our farewell sightseeing tour of Houston, our home for 30+ years -- just after we'd committed to moving away! The photos were nice and there were lots of flowers in bloom, but they were heavy with buildings and light rail so I enlisted the help of my Prisma app to filter them, adding in the pinks and yellows of my Perspextives!

And so I set about to pick a line on the Tic Tac Toe board for this month's challenge. I love a good Tic Tac Toe challenge and it was difficult to pick but I settled on the middle row: Stickers/Spring Theme/Splatters. After all was said and done, here's the layout I created -- and I couldn't be happier with it!

I used "Go The Scenic Route" by Paige Evans, starting with a wide band of chevrons to form the base of the photo cluster and adding in strips of a lovely spring floral pattern in the perfect colors for the Perspextives. I added stenciled "splatters" using the Fox Cut #3 stencil, my "go to" stencil for all kinds of mixed media. Then I spritzed water on a smear of "Tumbled Glass" Distress Oxide and splattered using a fat fluffy paint brush, and I topped the stenciled splatters with a few dashes of Dina Wakley Gloss Spray splatters in white, just to add texture and mimic the splashes from the fountains in the photo.


I tore a little "pocket" into the chevron paper and backed it with the floral just to have a place to tuck in the adorable little camera that came in my Challenge Team packet with the gorgeous giant stars. I think the black camera really stands out and complements the pretty springtime colors in the papers and the other Perspextives.

And the little blue umbrella Perspextive from a winter collection was just too perfect since it's all about that water splashing everywhere!


The little turquoise frame was perfect to form a side "margin" for the photo cluster and it was perfect with the butterfly