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Monday, November 19, 2012

Boys layout: ONCE

Yes,  Kiwa was this little once and he could also stay this still long enough to take a photo.
Along with Tattered Angels glimmer mist and Tims Distress Stain, I tried Heidi Swapp's Colour Shine and I have to say I like it.  I started with white cardstock and created the base paper and then the paper from which I used my trusty Big shot and Tims Autumn Gatherings die.   I did emboss some flowers on to the base paper just to add a little more texture.
 
I used some material I had painted with fabric paint as the photo mat 

 

I hope you like it. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Smash Journal for Clementine

The boys had a friend come visit over the weekend and as a little gift they complete a little journal with little things that they have made.

The base of the journal is made from an upcycled folder with a recycled denim pocket, clothes pegs and even broken earrings.  The boys copied out some poems and drew pictures and placed them throughout the journal. 
 Arahi putting the finishing touches to the cover
 Here are a couple of the pages
   
 
Here is the earring piece that we used
 
I love the creativity of kids.  It has taken a little time for me to just let them do what they want instead of correcting or adjusting their work to fit how I feel it needs to be.    There are the occassions where it is best that I make the hole or cut the card just in case they lose a finger. but I am learning to stand back a little.