Wednesday, October 31, 2012

BAP October - "Life in the palm of your hand"

Hi Everyone,
Today I have a couple of layouts to show. This one is of our two day old kitten! Our house cat Carley ran away from home. We were devastated until 2 weeks later when see came back to our front door crying to get in. It didn't take too long to figure out she was pregnant. Four beautiful kittens were born on Oct 9th. We were excited and we have found homes for all but one already.

This layout follows the Prima BAP October Sketch. I rotated it clockwise.
Mitchell my son, is holding this precious baby in his hands. She was so small.
I really went to town using Prima's Fairie Belle Collection - La Spa , Prima flowers and pink and gold bead accents!
I fussy cut the Fairy Ballerina and then added pink, gold and copper beads to her skirt. 
I added pink Stickles on the Prima flowers and the tiny bird.

To make the splash I used a combination of pink and gold paint mixed with white glue. I painted this mixture on the page, set the large beads in place and then sprinkled micro beads to fill in the open areas.

It has been a real learning experience having these little kittens in our house. I think it has been good for Mitch to feel the responsibility of holding a 'life in the palm of your hand'.

See you soon!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

'Touch' Nature - Bird is the Word Challenge

"Inchworm, Inchworm, where are you going? Inchworm, Inchworm, how do you move that way?"

I just finished the layout I am showing you today. This one depicts Mitchell with a tiny green inchworm on his finger. The look of curiosity, the look of wonder  . . . if I could just read that mind of his! I am going to enter this on Bird is the Word blog for their current word challenge 'Touch'.
I spent a lot of time working on the wood pieces for this layout. I started with white card stock and used a wood grain mask with gesso to bring in some texture. I then painted these pieces with a taupe brown for the base and then highlighted with a mixture of grey and chocolate brown. I cut the knot of the wood pattern out to frame the photo. I then added some flower soft powder in green and brown to emulate woodland moss.
The green background was edged with two different Prima masks using inks in blue, green, olive and purple. I then outlined this with a white gel pen.
 I cut out the rose buds from a beautiful page from Prima. I added Prima flowers, and wooden clock pieces.
The title of this page "Touch nature" is written on a slice of wood provided my lovely father-in-law!

Tonight I am going back to the craft think tank to see what else I can drum up.
Have a nice evening.