Thursday, January 28, 2010
~ First Kiss ~
This is Erin giving her brand new little brother a kiss for the first time shortly after he was born. I just love the pic and the memory......
This design has been used many times by other artists and I honestly don't know where it originated but I simply love it and wanted to do a LO of my own using the basic design. I still feel that the LO has my own style in it though.
The pp's are from a local Durban supplier (fab scraps). I just love their paper.
I started by tearing the 2 pieces of pp's in half diagnally and the tearing all the way along the border as well as tearing out a photo "frame". I used charcoal (the colour) chalk along all the edges to give it a more distressed finish. Then I tied the 2 pieces of pp together with some black floss.
I stuck the picture onto the grey backgroud cardstock and painted around it with white craft paint using an old toothbrush. I just love the effect............
Such an easy technique with great results. I also painted the pp's in the same way.
I made these adorable fabric flowers myself by following Gabrielle's "Kanzashi's bloom" tutorial. You can find the link on the right of my blog under the slide show. I just loved making these. It was so much fun trying out a new technique and never in a million years would I have thought I could make these myself. You just have to give it a try. The best part is you can mix and match fabrics to accomodate your own design needs.
Here I made my own flourishes again using some silver liquid pearls. I drew the flourishes myself on a piece of paper, covered it with a transparency ad traced the flourish with drops of the liquid pearl........VIOLA, you have the perfect flourish!!!
Now this butterfly I SIMPLY ADORE!!!! They come in a set of 2 from Karla's fabulous etsy shop (kaylori77.etsy.com). Again you can conviniently find the link on the right of my blog. These are so incredibly beautiful IRL.
I really enjoyed working on this LO and trying out some new things together with some old favourite techniques. I hope you like it because personally I'm delighted with the end result. TFL.