Tuesday, 8 September 2009

A Magical Page

This weeks SLYMI challenge was to make a magical LO, examples given included Disney LOs, but as Disney is definitely not my thing (he was after all a right wing Macarthyite) I went down a different route. I have had this photo of me and Hannah in my box of pictures waiting to be scrapped, and this seemed the ideal opportunity. I remember this magical moment really well, I had finished my first term after going back to work after maternity leave, and was really excited about having our first Christmas with Hannah (and look at me all young with long hair!!)

It does make me wistful looking back at Christmases when the children were young, they were so excited about the whole thing, I hope they recall their childhood Christmases with as much joy as Kev and I do.

I used the lovely K&Co Peppermint Twist papers, although these are a couple of years old now, they have such a lovely retro 50s feel that it's one of those rare kits that I have used up completely and had to buy twice.

The title uses my trusty Sizzix (Rat a Tat) which seemed to match the feel of the page. I also added a lot of faux stitching by piercing holes in the papers, and joining them with a Sakura pen.

The kit i bought courtesy of QVC had lots of embellishments with it, including the journalling tag. I played about with this a bit and flocked Santas suit and beard, feels lovely!

To flock the beard, use the flock just like glitter, colour the white with a Zig glue pen, wait for it to dry clear, add the flock powder and press into the glue, and gather up any spare powder. I used Doodlbug flocking powder, but Papermania make a reasonably price flock too, that works just as well.

I have been looking at this weeks challenge on UKS, but the theme of 'New' is stumping me for now. I might have to scrap a holiday photo!


DGgirl said...

Another fab page Ann. I keep looking at Peppermint Twist and onwdering "Should I.....?"

Keep up the good work missus.


SusieJ said...

This really is magical Ann. A beautiful photo and LO. I would never have known it was faux stitching if you hadn't said!
Sue xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Works for me in a magical theme, a lvoely exciting pic..and the papers are perfect. Love the stitching.

jackie(worcs) said...

Oooo I love this page Ann.Those Peppermint Twist papers look gorgeous. Do I need them??

sue-bubbles said...

A beautiful page Ann, it has traditional feel about it..very pretty!
Sue x