Monday, 24 August 2009

Boys, books and butterflies

The October Afternoon Ducks In A Row papers can be used for layouts about babies and toddlers but they don't have to be. Which is good because I had something else in mind.

I love this photo of my eldest son using his new-found skills to read a story to my youngest son and thought the Splish Splash paper emphasised the big brother helping/leading the little brother aspect of the moment. I also thought that the Lullaby alphabet paper was perfect for a layout about reading!

It's barely visible in these photos but I used a mask to add some yellow Glimmer Mist to the Sleep Tight paper.

I made the scalloped frame by edging a rectangle of Peek-a-Boo paper with the Threading Water Fiskars Border Punch and then cutting out the centre. The frame felt a bit fragile for my next step so I temporarily adhered it to a sheet of copier paper. I dampened the frame and then crumpled it fairly vigorously. Once the frame had completely dried, I used sandpaper to distress it some more.

I cut the butterflies from felt and transparency using QuicKutz dies. I then embellished the transparency butterflies with Stickles in turquoise. The transparency layer is stuck to the felt layer using Glossy Accents.

I created the bingo card in Microsoft Excel and the little butterfly is punched from card using a Martha Stewart punch and covered in yellow Stickles.

The journalling spot was made with the digital equivalent of a journalling stamp. Papermaze don't have that particular stamp in stock at the moment but this, this, this or this would make a good substitute.

I finished the layout with a couple more butterflies and quite a bit more Stickles which I think just may be my new favourite product!


kazy1 said...

great layout, and use of that lovely ducks paper. love the butterfly layered look too.

Eileen said...

How cute are those two boys? BTW a girl can never have too many stickles :)