Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thank God I'm a Pack Rat!!

I "try" to curb my pack rat tendencies most of the time. I'm pretty good about everyday junk around the house { tho my hubby may beg to differ LOL}, but when it comes to sweet sentimental things by the kids ...well my good intentions go right out the door. When Chelsea was only 9 years old she wrote this sweet little poem about pussywillows on a scrap of paper...and I've held on to it ever since! When I saw these K and Co pps full of pussywillow images , I knew I had the perfect match! The photo of her was taken that same summer. Lots of punchwork on this one. MS "garden lattice" across the bottom , and a couple of EK Success punches also. The small daisy was used for the center of my flowers and a 1" scallop circle punch was used to decorate the edges of my red circle. The flowers were made using a pattern on Accent Essential cartridge. I fussy cut the butterfly and bees from coordinating K and Co paper { which is a Tim Coffey collection called Blossomwood BTW} . I painted all the wings with Stickles Star Dust for a little sparkle and curved the wings to give a little dimension. When I saw "paint with Stickles" I do actually mean paint. I don't always want a heavy layer with the stickles so I squirt a little Stickles on a scrap and then literally paint it on with a small artist's brush. Sometimes I'll add 2-3 layers depending on how much sparkle I want . This method also dries very quickly compared to squeezing on a thick layer. Good for me because I'm FAMOUS for forgetting I've added Stickles and then keep brushing my arm against it making a mess. I think I've discovered my new "favorite "font. I love the fancy handwritten look of these EK Success foam stickers that I used for the title. They are called " Alpha Mod script Black' and I'm pretty sure I had them at my local Walmart { sure hope so cuz I want to go get more!] Thanks for dropping by . Happy scrapping !