Monday, January 28, 2008

1 of 52 - McKayla

Well I am already behind on my self challenge of making one page layout per week, per daughter. No finer time then the middle of a blizzard to get caught up.

This is McKayla's first page. I realize that it technically is not finished without the photos but I didn't have a chance to get on my other computer to print them off. However I do have some really great photos of my Dad just "hanging" out with her, including a great picture of them taken about a month before he died.

I picked up this paper when I was in Hamilton last November and was waiting to use it until the "idea" just hit me....well here it is. The thoughts of what to do with it just flooded my mind as I was flipping through my papers. So a lot of inking and about 2 hours later...this is what I have.

Of course I started with the "Grandpa" paper and inked it around the edges with Mellow Moss. I knew I wanted to use my favorite technique by tearing the edges of the photo matte paper (soft subtles textured cardstock from SU) and then added the extra strip of distressed kraft paper. Distressed so much in fact it doesnt really look like kraft Then I added the eyelets in a not so even fashion and threaded hemp through and tied knots at each end to secure it.
Next I placed the three mattes onto the page and decided that with all the beautiful words, including the built in page title, that I wanted some to really stand out. I took my crystal effects and went overtop of each letter. After that dried I went around it with a dauber and more mellow moss to really make it stand out.
I hope you have enjoyed my little project for this evening (yeah I know morning but I haven't slept yet so technically it is still the evening for

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