Monday, December 5, 2011

Bedtime Stories

'Get picky' is one of my favourite challenge blogs because you have to do multiphoto pages to enter their challenges and most of my layouts incorporate more than one photo. The inspiration challenge right now is a picture of flying books. My first thought was of time flying and I was planning to do a page about how quickly our kids grow up. But as I was flicking through our recent Fiji trip photos I came accross these. I thought how cool it was that no matter where in the world we might be our little family traditions remain the same. Even after a hard day playing in the pool and on the beach in Fiji Benji still needed a bedtime story before settling down to sleep. Big sister natalie was more than willing to read him one. I sprayed my background with 'custard' Mr Hueys spray ink using a sheet of sequin waste as a mask. Then I built up layers of paper (various offcuts from my numerous October Afternoon collections), die-cuts, punched shapes and stickers to mat my photos. I inked everything and doodled around most of my edges with a black gel pen. The final result is very bright and vibrant - like the stories that my children love to read.

9 comments:

Patricia said...

the backround with butterflies is realy a success!

Keri said...

Just gorgeous as always, Sarah...love the look of this layout and love the theme inspired by the challenge too...love the idea of that tradition staying the same no matter where you are! :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Looks like you've had a fab holiday ~ & been busy since! Love these bright colours & the bg spray/ink etc. Really, really happy:)

Chic said...

There is nothing that can fully explain the joy of reading a bedtime story to a child and watching thier little eyes light up with anticipation and wonder. Its probably the only moment they stop chatting all day :-) What a beautiful Memory and story for the challenge. i love all the layered punchies to. :-)

Mrs Frizz said...

All tuckered out ... fabbo layout - love how you put this one together, but I think I say that all. the. time!!!

Michelle Lindenmayer said...

Love your take on the challenge - you've covered all the bases! Hope I get time to do this one - journalling is my thing!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous!!! Love how vibrant this is! :D

Leanne said...

Wow! What a super tradition to document! Awesome LO. Thanks for playing along..x

Erin Blegen said...

This is just beautiful! I admire how you always manage to make such bright and wonderful pages. The misting is awesome :)

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