Anyway! I played along with the Blue Fern sketch challenge for October. I can never get enough of this company's extensive chipboard range...and since I was able to lay my hands on their paper I am completely smitten. It is beautiful and the papers are thick and sturdy enough that you can throw any mixed media at it without it buckling. I have a phobia for buckled papers...but that is just me. The papers are relatively feminine and as you know I am grandma to 5 grandsons. I have therefore challenged myself to apply myself to making pages that aren't feminine to showcase the photos of my boys. This month I have used the photo that was taken at Stefan's creche. Here is my take on the sketch:
The sketch ( I turned it anti clockwise)
Some close ups:
I love this new stencil by Prima. I applied texture paste through it around the page.
Sometimes I do believe that a lollipop flower works perfectly on a boy page.
I looked for the brighter pieces of paper and added a few Teresa Collins stickers.
The "life" and "always" tags are also by Teresa Collins. "Mon Tresor" was cut from the cards Frolic paper.
I love how vibrant the page turned out.
Thank you for visiting my little blog...I will be sharing a "life" blog post soon.