In the old days (as my daughter likes to call them) when cameras weren't digital, I took a few random black and white film (yes, film!) photos of my son. He will soon be 13 years old and when I see these sweet baby shots of him, I actually tear up (don't mock me!) They are originals and can't be replaced so I usually take extra care in scrapbooking them. This month the Lipstick Chicks were challenged to create a design in an hour. I wouldn't normally choose one of my precious photos to create in an HOUR but, when I am moved to scrap it I gotta go with the flow! It actually turned out just the way I imagined and whether it was an hour or four (yes sometimes layouts take four hours!), I am pleased to have it in his album for years to come.
So here it is; the precious picture and all it's 43 minute glory! That includes the choosing of papers, pictures, misting, drying, sewing, sanding, cutting, inking and adhering!
I chose Simple Stories Summer fresh line and used a subtle pattern for the background. The chevron piece is also from that line. I used Mr. Huey mist in a brown colour and misted in the upper right. Sensitive to my hour limit I used my heat tool to dry the mist! I am not a fan of dry time! I added a burlap heart some washi and a few twine hand stitches.
True XOXO blog and check out what my fellow designers have created. Maybe you'll play along too! I hope you like it and until next time, keep doing what you love!
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