Wednesday, 7 May 2008

White space and doodling

I had run out of photos to scrap and was browsing through a pile on the side when I came accross this one, it being smaller than I usually scrap with I decided to have a go at doing a white space page!

For some reason the Lo instantly popped into my head and I started straight away by making my own photo mount and matted it. Then the next day when Ben was asleep i carefully stamped the words with Making Memories foam stamps and pigment ink, I normally use paint but didn't have any red in the house!! WARNING although the ink dries it does smudge at the slightest hint of moisture!! I happened to lean my left hand on it and the sweat has caused marks, but I wasn't going to start again!

The black and white border is made by using a marker pen and putting stipes along the edge of a peice of 12x12 and then cutting random widths from the sheet. I then simply cut an inch off the white paper and mounted it on black so the stripes would show up!

The doodling was helped by using a stencil that came from scrapbook inspirations but I wanted some smaller flower heads so i drew onw then cut it out smaller and traced around the edge, the dots were addittional to create movement and I just liked the Basic Grey Rub-On.

Georgia and Milly are cousins and I have always noticed how they both have the same cheeks. This photo was taken especially to capture their likeness so I am pleased I have scrapped it so soon after taking it.

TFL xxx


LazyKay said...

Lovely photo and great page, lets the picture speak for itself. Great doodles too.

Re the smudgy paint, might be worth puttin a light coat of PVA over it but you'll need to be careful not to go over the lines and make it bleed but it would seal it.