Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Brush Your Teeth!

An odd title for a layout, but I spotted this photo in amongst the piles at my mum and dad's house and just knew I had to record it. When we were children, mum and dad were really careful about us brushing a teeth (a fact we can thank them for as we all still have no fillings!), and we used to wander round the house with our toothbrushes until mum and dad checked we had done our teeth properly. So it wasn't unusual for us to be sitting on the living room sofa with toothbrushes in hand!

I had printed this photo out a while ago but because it had become a bit discoloured and green I didn't really know how to go about scrapping it. Then, whilst flicking through my racks of paper I found the Basic Grey Phoebe paper called Angel Island. Whilst most of the layouts I have seen using this paper have been quite girlie, I didn't think this mattered - I could still see it working on my layout.

I picked out the white in the paper with white Bazzill cardstock and a large Heidi Swapp white bloom. I also added some American Crafts ribbon and some little badges I had picked up in the high street shop Accessorize ages ago. The journalling is written on scraps of Basic Grey Blush paper stamped with two Banana Frog journalling tags. I have to say, while I like the design of Banana Frog stamps, I find them a bit more difficult to work with. They are very sticky and don't seem to clean off properly, but maybe I just need more practice with them! The title, as ever, is handcut, in a font called Poornut which I really like for fun layouts like this.

On Sunday I joined up for Shimelle Laine's latest class so really looking forward to getting started on another project - I loved making my children's story last time and of course, being inspired to start my growing up album which most of my recent work is for. It was taking part in the last class which prompted me to set up this blog in the first place. So all good, and I wonder what she will have us doing this time...

1 comment:

  1. Love your LOs :) (found your blog via UKS)