Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Beginnings



This is my interpretation of Twisted Sketch #119 - the challenge for this week, and the twist is 'start', which I have incorporated in my title, with a photo of my DD's first day at school. Using the delicious LilyBee papers from their Picket Fence & Stationary collections - all my favourite colours - I inked, distressed and then, unusually for me, had a go at machine stitching around my papers.




I also further forayed into unknown territory, using gesso before inking and using a stamp for my journalling. I'm quite pleased with the result.




Matching stickers from that generous array of colours that go with the collection, some apples for the teacher, stamped using a WRMK stamp, and then double up for dimension.




Finally I made a couple circle & star embellishments to finish the LO off.

7 comments:

Jo said...

Such a gorgeous page ALi, I love it x

Helen said...

Lovely page - I like all the little details!

Sandra said...

Ali, I'm thinking you should start teaching classes, you're amazing

Lee-Anne said...

Such a great layout! I love the gesso idea and those apples are adorable!

Sheena said...

Love this back to school Lo Ali x

Sarnj said...

This is gorgeous Ali - I love all the little details you have put in and the gesso works a treat.

fatmonica said...

I love this layout,it all just comes together so well.