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Monday, 26 August 2013

Beauty

A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. -  Author Unknown.

I wanted to scrap this photograph of my daughter, Electra, for a long time and when I saw the new Curiosity Collection from Kaiser Kraft, it just begged for this picture. Samantha Hanlon from Sunkissed Studio  took these photographs a few months ago and I just love them!

I think the somewhat dramatic colour scheme of the Curiosity Collection is awesome, it reminds me of Electra - theatrical. I used the "Unique" as background on black card stock, distressed the edges wildly and added some dimension with texture paint. I used the orange pinstripes as a filler, as well as an accent in the form of a flag. I used the damask and script designs to mat the photograph, distressing the edges here as well. 

To embellish I used some Petaloo flowers, a metal crown and a fleur de lis to - accentuate the regal poise of my "princess" - and some flamboyant black swirls.  The title is a wooden alphabet, that I found in my stash, painted with Ranger's Antiqued Bronze distress paint. 




A little close up look:



I really enjoyed making this layout, and I must say that I am very pleased with the result.

Thank you for stopping by once again and I hope to have you back soon!

Monday, 12 August 2013

Oros

"There are two means of refuse from the misery of life - Music and Cats." Albert Schweitzer

I was browsing through the photographs on my computer, looking for pictures to scrap for the Pics 'n Tales class, and somehow this photograph of Oros just spoke to me. He is such a loving cat, always ready to give kitty love, whether you want it or not. 

Last week I came across a sketch challenge (Once upon a sketch) and thought this picture would work perfectly for this sketch. Most of the stash I used is made up of left over bits and pieces from previous projects. For the background I used Basic Grey - Little Black Dress - paper, and I distressed it with Antique Linen distress ink. I also used a template and a mask with texture paint and distress ink, to add more focus and dimension, before adding paper strips and embellishments.


The challenge required journaling, which I did in my own handwriting. I finished the layout off with some bling and a kitty charm. My husband immediately claimed the layout, as Oros is his favourite kitty, and it is now proudly hanging in his office!


More close up detail:





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