Summer is almost over at The Loft and things have been pretty crazy trying to get ready for school. School of course then leads to the subject of kids. I am very blessed and fortunate to have 2 beautiful and wonderful daughters. This is also a time when I begin to reflect on how time has gone by so quickly. My older daughter who it seems like yesterday was starting school, is now starting high school, and my baby is now going into second grade. Where has the time gone? It has gone by too fast!
DAUGHTER #1 BEDROOM REDECORATION UPDATE
We had faced some set backs in getting the room done, namely in the way of a new bed and furniture, but now that is complete (pictures to come) so now I've moved on to the fun stuff, the accessories! Sometimes I think my family just humors me with my different modes of creative expression, and that they tolerate this need I have to do something creative to make me happy. So when I asked my daughter if I could create a piece for her room, I got the typical unenthusiastic "sure" reply. What I didn't expect was the unprompted and enthusiastic "This is really cool" I got from my oldest daughter when I was working on it, and when it was finished.
Here are some close ups:
Putting my daughter in the piece was a great way to personalize it
I also created this cute wall item for her to hang jewelry from. I personalized it using her monogram. The base is chipboard, but I used glimmer mist and a stencil on top of patterned paper, with die cut scrolls. For embellishments I used Prima flowers, chipboard flowers, small flat rhinestores and rhinestone brads.
ATC 3.6.5. Challenge
*Disclaimer on digital ATC cards. Most, but not all of the digital ATC's here were done with images found openly on the internet for my own personal enjoyment. I do not own the photos and they have not been reproduced or sold in anyway.
7/11 "Dictionary Flower" I made this card by taking pages from an old dictionary and tearing them glueing and layering them in various directions as a collaged background. I then painted over the background with a light layer of a white paint wash, so you could still see the text. When dried I hand drew the flower using Portfolio water soluble oil pastels, then using a scrap of dictionary page scrunched for the center of the flower. I love flowers and use them quite a bit in my ATC's.
Well that is all I have for today. As always your comments are welcome, so please feel free to send me a note and tell me what you think. Thanks for stopping by and please come back soon.