Wednesday, 4 March 2009

My little merboy......

Do you think it was because Ben was born in a birthing pool that he adores water or is it because his mother was exactly the same?
A regular fish...I lived in a swimming cossie (togs) until I was 14 and became too self conscious. Which reminds me Mum sent me a great photo of me in a pool recently and I really must scrap it. (Note to self)

I caught these wonderful photos of Ben when he was screaming with pleasure at himself in the bath clearly loving the sound of his own voice. (I have no idea where he gets that from... he he)
I named it SPLASH because it conveys lots of bathtime conotations.

Although it isn't a scrap lift it must be an ode to Toni because it was her who told me to paint the paper doiley. Thankyou Toni xxx.
I was surprised it worked because once when I used alcohol inks it just killed it, the edges tore in places but that just adds to the charm. The background lined cardstock is from Websters pages I wish I could get my hands on more of their stuff but I only have 2 pages so am using/choosing them carefully. The metal butterfly is from an Anna Griffin kit.

I had another go with my distress paints as the large brown flower looked very flat but this time I used a similar colour rather than a contrasting one. Do you get the feeling this will be my signature from now on!!!
Love and wet cameras
Ruth xxx


Paulien van den Bosch said...

oh my goodness..... what a gorgeous page and those pictures..... love them!!!!
Wonderful job here!

Riet said...

woww Ruth,what a beautiful creation,l love the image and colours.

hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

Hi there! Thanks for the comment you left on my blog!
I just love your work and you are not far away from me!!! Just added Inspirational to my favourites too! Keep up the good work! Great LO! I love the ide of painting the edge of the flowers! Caroline x

Pia said...

woww what a beautiful creation,l love the image and colours.

Micayla said...

Ruth, that is such a pretty layout. It just proves that flowers can be used on boy pages. My I am in awe. I would seriously love to see all of your work in the flesh, the camera only catches so much.
Oh and dont worry, no photo's of me with feet in my mouth will be appearing, heaven forbid!!!

dutchbird said...

This is just too precious!! I love the colors and look how much fun he's having!

I am looking foreward to your lo of your picture!


LazyKay said...

STUNNING pictures, I can almost hear him laugh and what a great page. I can hardly believe he's so grown up - doesn't seem two minutes since we were all awaiting his arrival.

Lovely lovely page.


Jamie said...

Gorgeous LO Ruth!! LOvely details!!!

Toni said...