Tuesday, April 24, 2007

April Scrapologie

Once again, loved, loved, loved the April kit, Cherry Blossom Spring from Scrapologie. I am always so inspired by Ranjini's great combinations of colours, patterns, textures.

See the US designers' projects here and the international girls' projects here.

I used a variety of envelopes from the kit/supplements and bound them together using pencil crayons, ribbon, and kitchen string (I do love kitchen string) to make a mini album to hold Addie Blue's drawings. That girl loves to draw, and I love those precious little figures she makes. Here is a view of the pencil crayon binding.

Here is a view of the album.. you can see the envelopes, cards, tags, etc that make up the album are different sizes and shapes. Love that green kitty on the cover!

Photos of Addie Blue in her fort. :) Journalling is from the "fort" entry, posted below. I washed green cardstock from the kit with gesso and messy watercolour, stamped the title with a Heidi Swapp "today" stamp, and drew in some details with crayons. I pieced together a housey-fort with papers from the kit and topped the roof with a rhinestone crown from the kit, by Heidi Swapp. The airplane and car were both chipboard items from the kit, and were coloured in with crayons.

A detail of the title and chipboard airplane.

Our cat Delilah likes to climb up the girls' wooden play structure and sit up there as if she was queen of the castle. I used a Heidi Swapp mask of a branch and bird, and layered messy gesso and watercolour over top and filled in the masked area with crayons once the paint was dry. I stitched some plastic fruit charms onto the tree and in the bird's mouth.

Detail of the bird with crow and cherries.



Janette said...

Simply gorgeous!!!! Ashley you always make me smile! Hope you are spending lots of time outside as well, in this wonderful spring weather!

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Anonymous said...

Love these pieces...fab.

Anonymous said...

these are so AWESOME!!!
love your work

Corina said...

I love your layouts, and the fruit is such a neat idea. Do you know where I could get those cherry charms? Thanks and have a wonderful day. Corina