Tuesday, February 2, 2010


   Photograph used in the layout was taken   
  by Minna Burgess   

PRODUCTS USED: Making memories PP & tile letters, jenni bowlin diecut (?), Twiddlybitz chipboard flourish (remodeled LOL), Tim ( u know what I am going to write here dont you! LOL) HOLTZ, crackle & glossy accents & crackle paint, Prima center flower, Maya road pearl mini flowers, Pearl Smooch ink, Skeleton leaves, Tattered angels glimmer mist, transparency, and *Golden glass bead gel.

This is a layout of my sister and her son Sam. I thought I'd go a wild with the colour and lash out and do a pink number but the turquoise sam is for you! LOL Suzies probably going to be less than impressed shes not really a pink girl. She's a strong incrediably smart gutsy chick so I see he as more of a red or yellow page girl! Better do the next page abit less girly to bring balance back to the world! LOL

How to make these Turquoise skeleton leaves with glass bead medium
so you can twist and curl them will on the blog for next weeks Tecnique Tuesday Tips.

I thought choosing these colours would take the emphasis of the babys gender and hopefully put more on the love and bond that bub and mum share. The quaility that the photographer caught the essence of perfectly...I absolutely love this photo for that reason. That and suz looks pretty like a spectacular yummy mummy! That was the theory anyway. I wanted the title to say No greater love but I couldnt find rub ons or lettering that would suit so I thought I might hit my mum up for some of her beautiful script handwriting. Now why I couldnt have inherited her beautiful hand instead of the Flint family trick knees is beyond me! LOL

These layout close up pictures were taken late in the afternoon I wanted to get the shimmer/luminecent quality of the glass bead medium I used but forgot about the shadows but you get the jist ...can you see the glass beads around the outside?

*This Golden glass bead gel medium is fun stuff ! You really do need to see it IRL to see how the light plays on it. It kind of illuminates rather than sparkles like glimmer mist. I have even used it before where I needed "sand" for an hourglass so I disolved of the gell medium strained off the water and air dried the beads, which made perfectly beautiful sand but  beware...the glass beads are tiny and sharp and they love mysteriously sneaking into your eyes and under your fingernails and...ouch that hurts.


1 comment:

sandra said...

Marcy you already know how much I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this.
I just sat and looked at this for aaaaages (oh my I am in the mood for drawing things out aren't I?) anyhoo I sat and looked at this for ages and I still kept finding something new to look at and drool over!.
Love how you use all those messy products (I get in trouble just using ink and paint)and end up with something stunning!

Oh, that bit of slobber on the top right corner of your layout?... sorry. Twas me. Drooling.