Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Daughters, "All Grown Up" - Cheery Lynn Designs


Hi Everyone,  this week for Cheery Lynn Designs I have created a mini canvas (6" X 6").  The photograph is a recent photograph of my two grown up daughters, Amanda and Tayla at Aldinga Beach, in South Australia. Amanda (on the left) is the Mother to my beautiful Grandson, Tyeson.  As for Tayla, I cannot believe how much she has grown since we left S.A in November, 2010. Oh, and apparently it is the in thing to have your photograph taken with your tongue out (insert groan 'here') - and here I was thinking what a lovely gesture to lick your big sister!! LOL 


The base of the canvas is corrugated cardboard, which I gessoed, and distress inked (Black Soot) to achieve a corrugated iron appearance.  Maybe I should have added some silver, but I'm happy with the results.  The photograph base was cut from the French Flair Classic Stacker Series. Beneath the photograph is the Spiderweb which I brushed lightly with stickles to give a shimmery appearance. 

The flower and flower buds were created using the Judy's Blooms die.  I cut two die-cuts of each die, misted lightly the petals with water, and curled the leaves using a kitchen skewer.  After assembling the flower, the curled edges were inked using Victorian Velvet distress ink, and a pearl added to the centre.  The flower buds were created using single cut petals from the Judy's Blooms larger flower die cut - the green bud casing was created using the leaves from the Pair of Ferns.  The foliage consists of the Fanciful Flourish, and Olive Branches.

I used Imaginarium Designs "All Grown Up" (#IDP0027) chipboard phrase, which can be purchased from Seriously Scrapbooking.  The chipboard element had a liberal amount of texture paste applied, and then inked using Victorian Velvet distress ink (several layers of ink as it does soak into the texture paste).



Several brass charms were used from my stash.  I adore the detail in the bee and spider!  Stickles was applied to the outer edges of the flower petals, buds, and butterfly - just enough to highlight the applied distress ink.  Stickles tends to really draw out the colour of distress inks.



..and one of my very favourite dies - it is one that introduced me into Cheery Lynn Designs, the Exotic Butterfly Small.


 Before I sign out, this weeks challenge theme on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog is 'Frame It' - all the details can be found "HERE". You have a chance of winning a $20 shopping voucher to spend in-store.

Have a wonderful week...
Sandie

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11 comments:

Lean said...

this is cool made and 2cool girls to.
happy sunday byeee,Lean

Shayne Simpson Geraldton W.A. said...

oh my goodness this turned out so lovely.Your creation with those dies and flowers are just so beautiful and your girls awwww

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Sandie this is a brilliant project, love everything about it!! The flowers and leaves and how you have put them together is just gorgeous, so much beautiful detail to look at!

By the way, I cannot believe you have two grown up daughters and a grandson! I had you pitched as a thirty year old, I guess because of your profile picture.....

Marita said...

Stunning!!!! Love everything about it♥.

Hugs, Marita

Adriana B said...

Hey there Sandie, this frame is gorgeous, love the background with the spider web and the spider, so beautiful.
Wow you look great, You are a grandmother!
Your daugthers are so pretty.
Love Adriana XXX

Heather Jacob said...

fabulous Sandie .... you do such soft and exquisite designs .... love them all . I am just learning about pin interest .. my DD was showing me the ropes today .. it is fun !! not sure about everything though ... what link do I out with the badge on my blog ???
hugz xoxox

Teresa said...

Truly stunning. xx

Eila Sandberg said...

You a grandmother?! nooo way! :)) Love your soft and beautiful projects, so many gorgeous details to feat my eyes upon.
Yohoo! am so looking forward to being team mates over at Meg's Garden. Am totally in awe of the illustrous ladies. xoxoxox

Anonymous said...

Just saying hello. Here from Texas

Gayle said...

You do such pretty, pretty pages with so much lovely delicate detail. Beautiful work Sandie. xx

Yuka Hino said...

Beautiful project! I'm so happy to be working with you on the Meg's Garden Design Team! Your creations are fabulous!