Sunday, 19 February 2012
Girls just want to have fun
Finally, after much pleading and begging for photographs, the 4th Little Girl album is finished and ready for handover a week today. It's going to take a fair few posts to share all the pages with you!
To start with, one of my favourites from this album. I am not really a fan of kraft paper, but when I saw these papers (My Minds Eye?) at Sarahs Cards retreat, I bought a few with this photo in mind - and my table mate Mandy gave me the length of muddy footprint twill ribbon when I described the picture to her - thank you Mandy!
I stamped swirls all round the edge of the background sheet, then tore two different pieces of patterned kraft and inked the edges. Then it was just a case of layering everything up. I made a windmill and cut up a couple of bling swirls to go around it, then added some buttons, with a little cluster of eyelets & bling in the top corner.
The title was the main problem - I hadn't been able to think of one since having the page idea at the retreat, all that came to mind was something to do with being wet and muddy....... but I had had a similar problem with another page and had used a song title for it and suddenly the lightbulb came on - 'Girls just want to have fun' - perfect! I robo-cut it (font: Polo) in green to pick up the pattern on the paper.
This page is well out of my comfort zone with its torn and inked edges, kraft and general grunginess, but I really like it. And, do you know, I have been tearing and inking edges rather a lot since the retreat - I might even be getting used to it........ gasp!