My niece is quite the bundle of personality. She reminds me of everything I love about childhood. Case in point, this:
There’s a story to this business proposal. She had this toy that would squeak and would then light up her face with such delight that everybody in the household found the whole situation precious. She also had this writing tablet toy where she would learn to spell and write. I suppose, she was trying to drum up some spending money to go on the kiddie rides at the mall. And since lemonade is not as popular (or available) in the Philippines as it is in the US, she decided to ask her dad to send me this photo.
Years later, I found it among my files and printed it out. Whenever my mom and I catch up on skype, I would show her this and we would have a good laugh.
This photo is one of the special ones in my collection. It never fails to elicit a chuckle whenever I see it.I wanted to make a special page just for it and since the challenge over at Scrapbook Circle is to use stencils, I thought of the perfect accent for the page with the January kit’s exclusive stencil.
It took a few tries of a few ideas to finally arrive at this:
Here’s what I used:
I took the photo of my supplies while waiting for the gel to dry. So, basically, what I did was use the stencil and apply gel to the paper, remove the stencil, and sprinkle the glitter one color at a time. I started with carnelian at the very bottom, then orange… and so on all the way to the top . I learned this trick from one of the videos by Jennifer McGuire in her Online Card Classes site from years back. I then cut the accent to “stretch” it behind the photo and make it look like a banner.
I used Sketch # 138 from Sketches in Thyme and the idea of cutting project life cards from Studio Calico’s blog. The “Remember You Are Loved” accent on the lower left cluster is from a journaling card collection pack I use on my PL pages. There are also two 4×6 cards that I cut in half and “stretched” behind the photo. I also added some cards (gray floral card, and journal area) cut from a cut-apart sheet from Studio Tekturek (which, I have to say, has the most amazing shade of lime green I have ever seen).
Finally, of course, since I played with glitter, I will now have to clean up my work area diligently or else I will be living with random granules of glitter in the weeks ahead.