…nose deep in a book…

…and enjoying every minute!

Once again, a challenge that was turning into a real challenge, until I saw another layout that inspired me.  This challenge by CSI definitely gave me pause.  The colors were muted with some shades of brown, and I wasn’t sure if I was going to go for it.  So I’m scrolling through the layouts, and one by Sylvia Mellander Ekman caught my attention.  Mostly black and white, with a touch of color, bold and graphic, it gave me an idea and jumping off point.



Mine is not quite as simple, but I had issues working through the layout.  I really wanted the scattered journaling to “hang”, and originally was going to do a watercolor space at the top.




That didn’t quite work out, and the tealish paint dried before I could spread it out with water, so, since my inspiration layout had doodling, I went with that.




After working the frames and photo mat together (paper and clear transparent frame by Simple Stories Documented, green frame by Studio Calico), I colored “ADVENTURE” black to match the color scheme better, and that made me feel happy (dimensional chipboard by K&Co.).




I used Cosmo Cricket mini black on cream alpha stickers that I colored with my Tim Holtz Distress Marker in Broken China, and layered the stickers for extra dimension.  I also used adhesive foam square to pop up the bottom left corner of the photo mat and then under the right side of my larger photo.  The strings are the paint dabs, black pen doodling, and baker’s twine adhered with an Elmer’s glue pen.



Background is white cardstock top half, Amy Tangerine paper bottom half.

Thank you so much for looking and comments are very welcome!  Happy scrapping!

Legends of Windemere: Family of the Tri-Rune

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Legends of Windemere: Family of the Tri-Rune has Arrived!!!

Buy it Here for $2.99!

Book Blurb:

The magical adventure continues after Luke Callindor and his friends recover from their battles in Haven.

Nyx still has nightmares about casting the genocide spell in Hero’s Gate. Every night her heart is gripped by the sensation of hundreds of goblins dying by her magic. By the request of Lord Highrider and Duke Solomon, she is returning to fix the damage she caused. With Luke Callindor and Sari by her side, Nyx is ready to face the vengeful goblins and opportunistic thieves that plague Hero’s Gate. Yet, there is a darker threat that was born from her violated magic: The Krypters.

It is another action-packed, character driven story that will reveal one of our heroes has been lied to for their entire life.

Wondering what you’re in for? Check out the praise earned by the first three installments of this high fantasy series.

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Review Excerpts for Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero:

“I greatly enjoyed the vivid characters, the gripping plot, and the refreshingly unique writing style (present tense). ” – kdillmanjones

“One of the things that won me over was the bouts of humor. Especially in the beginning. “This is not possible! I am a Paladin!” I thought I was going to die with delight.” – C.N. Faust

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Review Excerpts for Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower:

“Nyx is such a strong personality. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her and more of the other characters, new and already known, with the rich tapestry of Windemere unfolding in between intense actions scenes and moments of kindness and budding friendships.” – Danielle Taylor

“Almost like the Harry Potter series. The books start out so young and innocent, but by the last book – watch out!” — Momto4Booklover

Cover by Jason Pedersen

Cover by Jason Pedersen

Review Excerpts for Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies:

“One of the things I love most about this series are all the characters! They are developed so well that I feel like I know them personally. Even the newly introduced characters fit in immediately.” – BarbBookWorm

“Let’s talk about action. The author creates interesting action sequences with believable use of fantasy elements. He is very creative. There are also good sections where the characters stretch out and we get to know them better.” – Donald L. Mitchell “Music Lover”

Charles author photo B&WAuthor Biography:

Charles Yallowitz was born and raised on Long Island, NY, but he has spent most of his life wandering his own imagination in a blissful haze. Occasionally, he would return from this world for the necessities such as food, showers, and Saturday morning cartoons. One day he returned from his imagination and decided he would share his stories with the world. After his wife decided that she was tired of hearing the same stories repeatedly, she convinced him that it would make more sense to follow his dream of being a fantasy author. So, locked within the house under orders to shut up and get to work, Charles brings you Legends of Windemere. He looks forward to sharing all of his stories with you and his wife is happy he finally has someone else to play with.


Blog- www.legendsofwindemere.com
Twitter- @cyallowitz
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/CharlesYallowitz