Welcome back ! Tina O with you today to share my next Design Team project.
We recently celebrated our youngests 12th birthday, and thinking of what to buy her was a nightmare. It kept me awake for many nights let me tell you. But one night I had an epiphany!! Chickens!!! My husband thought that I had lost my marbles finally, but it turns out that it is the best birthday present she has ever received. This photo was taken of her a couple of days after she received all 6 of them. I think this photo captures her happiness. She is truly devoted to these little guys who may I add have grown so very quickly in the past weeks. They love to sit on her shoulder and eat from her hands. She even does her violin practice outside with them whilst they are running free under her strict supervision. It is just a beautiful memory to save. So with this I created a soft pretty page to help her remember her happiness at receiving these little guys. Oh and by the way the little fellow in the photo has been named “Duck”! So funny, but as funny as it sounds it really suits her!
Ok so now onto the layout. Like I said I wanted to create something something soft and pretty, so to do this I have used 7th of April from the Vintage Spring Basics collection teamed with the 2nd of April bs. When I started out I really didn’t have much of an idea of where I was going with it but as the days rolled on I started to lean towards more of a mixed media layout.
8th of March / 7th of March and 2nd of April bs
On the gorgeous 7th of April patterned paper ( I love polka dots) I have firstly embossed a favourite stamp “Postmarks’ randomly with Aged Silver embossing enamel. I dressed my Dusty Attic chipboard ATC frame and Page Pebble #9 with a little Buttercup Liquid Pearls and then randomly added in a little of the Aged Silver embossing enamel to tie it all together.
Of course to pretty this layout up I had to add in some lace to help the photos pop from the background. Also to help with this I added in some Inka Gold watered down and beautiful blooms.
Vintage Spring Basics 8th of March was used for my little additions of those tiny tiny butterflies….they are just so adorable. And of course and yet again you might say, the clocks from The Vintage Autumn Basics sheet XVI. Love me some clocks to represent time! Always a great addition to any page I think. These have been dressed in Distress Crackle Paint.
You can see more of the lace here and also the chipboard floral frame #2. The effect the Aged Silver embossing powder creates is more than stunning!
Other Materials Used to complete this project are:
Dusty Attic Floral Frame #2, Page Pebbles #9 & ATC Frame
Versamark Embossing Ink
Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle
Viva Inka Gold Turkis Turquoise
Liquid Pearls (Buttercup)
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp – Postmarks
Large Lace Motifs
Well that is all I have for you today. I am already working on my next layout. Hope I can surprise you with something a little different!! Until next time take great care of yourselves. x