Sunday, February 12, 2012
So Happy to be 3!!
This week my baby turned three. Although it was a bittersweet occasion for me (my baby is growing up way too fast!) he was over the moon! It was the first time that he had really understood what a birthday means and all the trimmings that go along with it. He was so excited to get presents (almost all Thomas the Tank Engine related), he relished being the centre of attention when everyone sung to him and he adored his 'train' birthday cake that his brothers lovely girlfriend had made for him. The smile didn't leave his face all day. In the middle of the day, when everyone else was at school I took some time to enjoy my little one, just him and me. We went to his favourite place, the beach and jumped over the waves together. This photo is my favourite of the day. It was a lucky shot really, I just depressed the shutter button at the right time and caught him in mid-jump. I love it because it really shows Benji how he is right now, a tiny little bundle of energy, exuberance and joy. I love him so much!
The theme for this week at Once Upon a Sketch is to combine their sketch with journaling about a male in your life who you love. I thought that this page was perfect. I printed out the photo at 6x8" size because I love it so much and added the words "You = Joy" before printing using an Ali Edwards digital brush. I used texture paste, spray ink, paint and gauze to make a soft 'beachy' background. The papers and most of the embellishments are from October Afternoon's 'Farmhouse' collection. The colours of these papers are perfect for beach photos.