Wednesday, March 5, 2008

our little artist

Hey ladies!

So, how bizarre is it that Nicole and I both created layouts about our daughters' creative efforts? Perhaps because we share a name we're super in synch?

I made this LO two nights ago, and then added some finishing touches yesterday. I used a square punch to punch out some pieces of my favorite papers, and also papers that have an artistic quality to them.

There are 4 pieces punched from Eleana's actual artwork, too. Some of her more early pieces, if you will. The photo of her is from when she was about 16 months old. She's coloring a picture at Polcari's at dinner with her grandpa.

Too many papers to list them all, but I can say I used some American Crafts thickers (which I'm obsessed with), a Colorbok chipboard frame, and a Martha Stewart word balloon sticker (her stuff is so expensive, and I've only ever bought this sheet of stickers and a jar of black glitter). Also I used some Heidi Swapp plastic alphabets (green "little"), and the plasticy looking stickers are DCWV, from last year's spring sticker stack.

As Sharon can testify, I love me some white space. I think it adds drama and draws attention to the area of the page you want to focus on. I also wanted to summon artistic thoughts by using the mosaic technique with the photo of Eleana. I should have pointed out in my journaling that I love the fact that she colors with both hands. Drat.

Journaling reads: Coloring was Eleana's earliest passion. As an infant, her closest friends were age 3 and up. Naturally she wanted to play with their art supplies. She creates art at least once a day, which brings us such joy.

Yeah, kinda ran out of room. This journaling sucks. It's basically sentences thrown together pasta salad style. I mean, come on. My college English Language professor would be very disappointed. But it works yo.


Scraphappynicole said...

Nichole, That is so awesome that we were on the same page and both didn't know it. See there is a major connection there. I love that!

Your layout is so awesome, I so want to scraplift it with credit to you of course. What a great idea putting blocks of her coloring. I LOVE THAT! The papers you picked were PERFECT! This is SENSATIONAL. I really am obsessed with it girlfriend! Well done, you totally rocked this one scrappy sistah! xoxo

Jenn said...

I think I may scraplift this one too! I have always wanted to do a mosaic style page and you may have just inspired me to do it! As always, you rock!