Monday, 26 February 2018

Remember Today

 This month at More Than Words we have another wonderful challenge. I have to admit that I struggled with the challenge and will explain shortly but first this is my layout.
 This was taken about nine years ago. My oldest granddaughter Lilly had a special bond with our dog Flash. You would often find the two curled up somewhere whether it was reading in bed or watching cartoons.  This relates to the comfortable part of the challenge "snuggling".
The challenge this month was about the word comfortable and the creative challenge was using three of the colors in the palette. I found this part of the challenge most difficult as I am not a fan of green. I managed to work it out eventually lol.
I used both background misting and my chipboard to introduce the green into my project. This chipboard is from Creative Embellishments.
I used one of my older mists from Tattered Angels for my background in Fern. The butterfly is from a Prima stamp from a Finnibar set. 
I used blooms from 49 & Market"s older lines.
The lace is from Blue Fern Studios.
Lots of blooms on this layout!
The flair is from Cuts 2 Luv.
A closeup of my babies.
My title using a Recollections embossing powder. (I was trying to use up some of my older stash.)
This project has a lot of depth and will require a shadow box. I will be giving it to Lilly for her room as a keepsake.

Well that's it for another session. I hope to be back soon. I am struggling with my creative side these days. I need to get both my life and my room in order. Wish me luck! Take care!
All the best! :)

Saturday, 24 February 2018

I love you

 I am slowly trying to catch up on scrapping photos of my youngest grandson Hudson. He is already walking and I've yet to scrap his newborn photos. Bad grandma! So I've taken out a series my daughter gave me from a photo shoot and I plan on making my way through them. This is the first. Titled simply "I love you" 
 I used Maya Design's beautiful Sofeiro collection. Although Hudson is a boy I wanted to play of the pink tones in my daughter's sweater. I used green to add the boy element.
 I used a mixture of blooms but most of them are from 49 & Market who make the most wonderful flowers! I've added pink seedlings from Blue Fern Studios in various places for more interest.
 The heart is a Prima resin I primed with gesso then painted with Finnibar's wonderful Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint in Green Gold. With the white gesso it turns gold without gesso the color is green! I love these paints. I need more! More seedlings but green this time inside the heart.
A very simple background. Primed with clear gesso. I stenciled a damask pattern on with molding paste and lightly misted it with pink. I wanted the focus to be on the papers rather than an overwhelming mixed media background.
You can see the beautiful chipboard frame here from Blue Fern Studios. I also primed it so that it would pick up the embossing powder better. It's a baby pink. Some cheesecloth and more seedlings.
Another flower cluster using 49 & Market blooms.
You get a better view of that gorgeous chipboard frame. And of course my beautiful daughter and grandson.
I used the Prima doily die to cut out some doilies to frame the photo.

That's all for today. I hope to be back to you soon!
All the best :)