Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Heaven must be missing an Angel!!

.........and isn't she just an Angel? Well only when asleep actually!!

I had these photos taken when Georgia was about 9 months old and was quite poorly that day, she had been asleep untill the photo shoot but she managed to turn on the charm anyway. I really wanted naked baby photos and there is another one of her laying on her tummy with her cute little bum in the air!!

This Lo has taken about 2 months of planning, making and putting off doing the wings, so I am relieved to finished it!! I have had it in my head for months and finally it all came together with a bit of inspiration from Scrapperlicious and Tracey who reminded me that yes I can create my own background using the masking technique. I also happened to have some butterfly peel offs!! Sue will be shocked but I bought them at my first card making class when we put them on vellum and painted behind them. Since then I have learnt from Leandra and Sue that you can mask them with paints and all sorts so I have been humbled!!

I have stamped the smaller insects directly onto the cardstock to fill in the background. The edges have again been shaped, roughed with scissors and had nibbles cut into them and heavily inked with Black Soot and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.

Note: I wish I'd bought the Black Soot years ago it makes such a dfference to the overall efffect.

The music paper is from an old song book of my grans and I coffee stained it with real coffee to do an ATC once. This paper has been sittting in my scraps box ever since! I have used it for the gold embossing of the word Heaven and the outline of the butterfly at the bottom of the page.

The wings were made from parchment vellum stuff!! I created the shape then kind of etched feathers onto it and layered it with real feathers to make them look dreamy.

To try and ground the photo I have used a paper doiley and some lace. I did try inking the doiley but it looked too heavy each time so in the end I left it natural.

The butterfly was cut from a pre printed vellum sheet (another ATC purchase) and mounted on foam to give it height.

TFL xxx


LazyKay said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning - how inspired were you when you made this - well worth all the thought and care that's gone into it.

I love it!


Tracey said...

It is easy to see that a lot of love went into this amazing page, I love the mixture of techniques and the peel offs made a beautiful mask - inspiring !!!!!!

Dawn said...

Absolutely adorable, she really is a little angel, how cute are the wings!!!
Great layout,stunning details

Helena said...

Fantastic layout so "Scrapperlicious" !!!