Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mummy Look Dreams do Come True!!


My little girl had wanted a digital camera for months. When her 7th birthday arrived she was ecstatic to receive not only a kiddie camera but a cam-corder as well. The expression on her face says it all - but it was her words that touched my heart. I knew that I wanted to quote her as my title on this page. Before I started to ink my background I spelled out the word 'Look' with large alphabet stickers (the colour doesn't matter as you are going to peel them off later). I then sprayed my mists, stamped with my new TH texture stamps (turning out to be a very good buy lol), and embossed. I wanted the page to have a magical feel about it so I decided to incorporate stars into my background. I used a stencil to position and draw them lightly in pencil, then I painted them using perfect pearls powders and water. To do this I simply spritz water onto the star and painted with a damp paint brush dipped directly into the dry powder. I purposely didn't paint neatly as I wanted a water-paint effect. The result is a beautiful translucent shimmery colour - it does not show up well when photographed unfortunately. I cut smaller stars from patterned paper and attached them to the centres of my painted stars. I taped only the middle of the star so that I could roll and bend the edges for a textured look.
My main photo is framed with my new passion - Heidi Swapps instamatic polaroid frames. They are so cool. If you haven't seen these then you really need to check them out! The rub-ons and stickers are all part of the frame package!
Anyway, when I finished my background I peeled off the alpha stickers to reveal the word 'look' in white. I added paper strips (lots of left-overs from several manufacturers) as a mat for my photos and spelled out the rest of my title with an assortment of alpha stickers. I adhered the cute butterfly and butterfly tag (Kaisercraft Tigerlily collection) then I felt the need to doodle around everything with my new Tinm Holtz distress pens :)
The word 'look' is part of the current challenge at 'Bird is the Word' so this page is perfect for that. I think that the finished result is a little too busy maybe, I'm not sure that I love it but I did have a lot of fun playing whilst I made it and I guess that is what counts. I am a bit of a procrastinator and when I am not completely happy with a page I will go back to it, adding and taking away elements for days if I allow myself to do that - so I am announcing that this one is officially done and dusted and I will move on to the next page - really I will .......

8 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

This really is cute---she looks SOOOOO overthemoon happy with her present!!! LOVE your title - how you've removed the stickers to reveal the white....hope you've put it AWAY so you don't 'play' with it anymore!!!!

Kel said...

This is GORGOUS Sarah........love the detail :)

Erin Blegen said...

SOOO cute!! Your daughter's face is just PRICELESS- you have an amazing way of conveying the emotion of your photos- fabulous work Sara!

sue said...

Very very cool!! Love the photo of Sophie in the polaroid frame!! I have those frames and havent used them yet!! :)

МД в картинках said...

I love the stars! and generally the way you create details on your pages, every time it's something new and quite original.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This is so lovely - makes me happy! I'd be stoked with this page, Sarah - it's really gorgeous!!!!!
BTW - I haven't seen those HS frames before - looks so cool!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Love the stars on your page. Very creative.

Lolô Artesanato said...

I really really LOVE your layout
your style is awesome
tks for playing with us at BITW
xx
Leila

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