Wednesday, April 4, 2018

"Happy Easter" by Anthea

Happy Easter to you all. 
 
I love this time of year.  Easter for me means camping, relaxing and catching up with friends and family.  Being I love the Easter period so much, it is no wonder I have a lot of photos from years gone by.
 
This photo is one of my all time Easter favourites.  My nephew got right into the whole Easter egg hunt and the look on his face was priceless when he found an egg.   I knew that one day I would get around to scrapping this photo and I figured.....what better time than now!?
 

I started with a fairly plain blue background.  I smeared some texture paste through a stencil and then double mounted my photo.  Check out D-lish's stencils here.  I then used the egg and title from a creative cut kit from D-lish also.  I cut the egg in half and used it as a backing to add some more layering to the LO.
 
I then framed the photo with a pip berry stem - I find they add texture and frame a photo without being overpowering.
 
 
The rest was pretty simple.  I just raided my D-lish stash and went crazy with white and yellow flowers (and a couple of green ones).  I am not afraid of using flowers on a boys LO and I have used about 8 different types on this LO alone.  My current favourite is the rustic bloom (which is actually a fabric bloom)  and I have used two of these on this LO.  I also love the little carnation and cabbage rose and I love that you can twirl the stems into pretty shapes to suit your LO.
 


 
 
I then added some sequins (these ones came from the December Advent Calendar and  I added one cute resin daisy for good measure. 
 
I then inked my title and placed the strip journaling.  I have to admit that while I was inking the edge of my title (an old but true technique for making a title stand out) I dropped the ink pad on my page.  I may or may not have let out a few expletives and reminded myself harshly "never work over your LO!" as I realised there was no covering this mistake.  Instead of panicking....I simply swiped the ink pad over the back ground a little more and made it 'fit' with the plan. 
 
I then doodled border around the page  and a few other lines here and there to finish it all up.  The butterfly is a really old one that I really wasn't sure whether to add or not.  After a day or two of looking at it - I decided what the heck....?  and I added it.
 
I hope you have enjoyed these close ups and I have inspired you to raid your flower stash to create some gorgeous flower clusters of your own. 
 
Till next time,
Take care.
Hugs
Anthea
 
 


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