Wednesday, September 27, 2017

"Little Miss Self Expression" by Julianne McKenna

Welcome everyone! 
It's hard to believe that six months have passed so quickly, and it is with a sad heart that I present to you, my very last DT blog post for D-Lish Scraps. I have had a wonderful time with this team, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to share my creations with you. 

Being fellow scrapbookers and artists, many of you may be able to relate to this layout that I created about my eldest daughter. She is my mini-me - my little artist. She pushes all the boundaries when it comes to being herself, and expressing herself through her artwork and appearance. It drives her school crazy, but I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Like me, my daughter has a fondness for bright colours. So I thought it only fair that I create her layout with bright colours - using two of her favourites - red and aqua. I had to include the red sequin bow - it just reminds me of how girly my daughter can be, even when she wants to be different (and herself).

I have used lots of Little Birdie flowers in various sizes, and finished with some feather creative cuts that I have coloured with gold ink. I have used an aqua doily and circular creative cut as my base for the flower cluster. 

I love the wood veneer butterflies because they come in various sizes, and can be altered in so many ways. For this layout, I inked them red, added a faceted enamel dot to the centre, and then coated them with kindy glitz. Once dry, I am left with a lovely sparkly effect. 

And I decided to have a little fun with my background. I used a 5x5 stencil (brick wall) with texture paste, and then painted it with water colour paints once it was dry. Doesn't it look just like a wall? And then I finished with a little was tape for colour and texture. 

There is something so bold and enticing about using red and aqua together - you can't help but notice it. And I guess that is exactly like my daughter. She definitely stands out in the crowd.

Thank-you for joining me today, on my last day. It has been a pleasure to share my creativity with you. If you would like to view more of my work, please visit my blog: Jules The Bling Princess

Cheers and happy crafting, 

Julianne. xxx

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