This one uses photos from the beach last summer when my daughter had a very sweet swimming costume that I wish I could enlarge somehow, so she could keep wearing it (or, even better, I'd enlarge it enough for me to wear!) I took inspiration from the polka-dot straps on it to add a couple of home-made polka-dot elements to my page, that way I can also enter it into The Paper Variety challenge this week! Here's the layout (click on the big photo to enlarge):
I was finishing this page off today, and it was cheering me up - the weather here has now turned grey and dismal and the rain is battering my window pane - it was nice to have these bright colours in front of me!
Speaking of bright colours, I also just finished off an art journal page. I created this page because of the Creative Wildfire book by L.K.Ludwig. I hired it out from the library months ago and keep renewing it because it's so good (it's going to have to go on my birthday wish list!). In the back of the book was a recycled, blank art journal for the purchaser to use - I felt a bit sorry for the empty pages, wondering if because it's a library book it might never be used. I decided I couldn't let that happen, so I wrote a note in the front suggesting that everyone who borrows the book could add to it, and then I created a page about dandelions:
My daughter keeps blowing the seeds off any dandelion clock she can find, she calls it a fairy flower because the seeds look like little fairies as they fly away. My dad moaned and said I shouldn't let her blow them because she's spreading weeds, but I can't bear to stop her doing it because I think they're pretty! And she loves it so. In fact, I think she was about to blow some dandelion seeds the other day, when I was tidying the living room and heard a loud crash from the garden where she was playing:
"Are you okay?" I shouted.
"Yeah..." she replied, in a thoughtful voice, "...but I think I'm maybe stuck."
Hee hee! Of course, being a scrapbooker and a blogger, I couldn't possibly help her out until I took a couple of photos! She was fine, although I can't say the same for the dandelion clocks after I'd pulled her out!
See you again soon, xxx