Friday, March 28, 2008

Earth Day ~ by J

This is J's take on Earth Day. She actually drew this on her own early this month so I guess it still qualifies as art by a not-quite 3-year-old.

A tree (on the left) with a bird (the spot of red-brown between the V of the branch) sitting on the branch. Next to the tree is the bird-bath (yup, it's that purple-yellow-red thing). That light green gob at the bottom, next to the tree trunk is a bush.

Sorry for the rather poor quality picture as I had accidentally folded her 'masterpiece' and it kind of shows through via the scan.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Basket

I decided to make a little Easter basket for my SnC DT project and thought that since Earth Day is also just round the corner, I'd make the basket out of recycled magazine pages. Of course Wabbit had to make a guest appearance, after all, Easter will not be complete without the essential bunny right?

Made pinwheels (J's favourite!) with beads and sequinned centres to decorate the basket. And yes, they can actually spin.

A little flag-banner for wishes.

A close-up of the 'stickled' and sequinned flag-banner.

Happy Easter!

Supplies - SnC Easter Kit, Making Memories Acrylic Paint, ColorBox Petal Point Inkpad, Stickles, Recycled Magazines Basket, Beads, Heart Peg.

Happy Birthday, Baby!

My little girl's a year older now - how time just flies by. We had a itty bitty do, but she had a blast all the same. Happy Birthday, J!


A little crown for my little princess.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

International Women's Day Layout ~ Inspiring

First thing that came into mind when I think about what defines a woman, I think about my mother. One word that comes to mind immediately is "Inspiring" - yes, that's what she was. She has inspired me to live life ... full-stop. She was the one who taught me how to paint, how to cook, how to appreciate books - all the things that I love doing today. I did not have the luxury of having her long in my life but whatever time we had was definitely quality time. Much of the things we did together, the places we went, the things she had taught me, I remember vividly. She was a strong woman with true fighting spirit. This layout is for her, celebrating who she was ...

This stamping is done in white Brilliance ink and embossed with Ranger's Holographic Embossing Powder.

The journalling was done on the back of the same pattern paper which I used to mat the photo, but with distressing. Not so much of telling a story, but more of who she was to the different lives she touched.

Painted the corners with crackle paint. The title was hand-written in colour pencil, gone over with Stickles and highlighted at certain areas with silver pen.

Supplies - SnC IWD Kit, Stickles, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Tsukineko Brilliance Ink Pad, Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder, Ranger Crackle Paint, Zig Writer, Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic, Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Color Pencil, Inque Boutique Stamp.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

International Women's Day {Sneak Peek}

Here's a sneak peek of my next DT project for Scrap-n-Crop. I'm doing these last few projects with lots of mixed emotions as my DT tenure is almost up. DT calls are now open for those who are interested. Oh, and be sure to check back soon for the reveal of the rest of this project!

Monday, March 3, 2008

My Baby Made This!

Yeah, J did this all by herself. She had refused to follow me to the kitchen to get some stuff done so I left her alone at her changing 'station'. She was awfully quiet for the longest time (which is RARE indeed!) and by the time I reappeared from the kitchen, she presented me with this 'necklace' which she made all by herself, with a length of ribbon and her hair-clips. A simple little gesture which left a huge impression on my heart!

Future scrapbooker or jewellery maker, perhaps?