She really loved this picture so I wanted to scrap it for her. The papers that I used are from the new Studio Calico 'Portfolio' range - if you haven't seen this range yet you really should check it out! It is absolutely awesome!!! I have used heaps of cool Purple Pumpkin embellies on this page. The crocheted doily photo corner and the spotty buttons are ofcourse PP. Check out this cluster:
That cute butterfly doily was the perfect complement to the large spotty yellow button on the right hand edge of my page. And the black/pink heart button really 'pops' from the page and draws the eye to Natalie's black hair. The scrapware kite adds a playful touch to complete the page.
For my title I opened up my new packet of yellow 'sugar coated thickers' from the American Craft 'Dear Lizzy' range. I use a lot of yellow in my layouts and these bright letters are a fun touch to complement the papers. The rest of the title uses Prima alpha and word stickers.
Now for the first October sketch from Stuck!?!. Here is the sketch:
and here is my take for the Stuck design team...
Now there is a story behind the title - Benji never says 'because' he always says 'becai' (rhymes with 'eye'). We think that this is a combination of the words 'because' and 'I' but then he adds on the 'I' to his sentence anyway, so he will say 'Becai I want to' instead of 'Because I want to'. This is so cute and such a part of him right now that I wanted to make a page for his album incase we ever forget it :) In the photo he is handing me a daisy that he picked for me. This is a new thing for him - usually my daughter hands me flowers and Benji hands me a rock or stone that he has picked up lol. Recently though he has started to copy Sophie and pick daisys and dandelions for me - so precious!
I used a lot of stamping and inking to make my own background for this page. I really went to town to create the grungy look! I used hardly any paper - just a few strips of Kaisercraft.
Hope you are having a great weekend wherever you are. Here in Auckland we woke to a beautiful sunny day, with cloudless skies - and now, two hours later it is pouring with rain SIGH! :)))