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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Playing along....

Gosh - who knew I would enjoy scrapbook challenges!  WOW, its a surprise for me!  Last Saturday we went to a family day in Clontarf and there was a long walk between the fun things to do.  So we walked the full length of the Seafront from Hollybrook Road to Vernon Avenue and along the way I got the two small girls to pose for me in the shelters, and the colour of Lea's top matched the colour in the shelter quite by accident.

On Monday morning I took delivery of a Grab Box from Handmade Hannah, and the box was stuffed to the top with lovely stash, and there was a range of papers from The Girls Paperie which I adored.  So I printed the photo, played with the TH bird cage that I had used at a crop and had cut 2 which no real plans for them but this LO just came together over a few sessions and I think it just might be the favourite of all time.


For those of you who know Lea - she is very strong willed, a little firecracker who looks so calm and beautiful but OMG has the most terrible temper and knows how to cry and scream! (but we love her to bits!)

 The journalling is quite short, but it does get to the point and uses the word ADMIRE which is part of Bird is the Word challenge.

 Kinda fun that I used a bird too!  Hey - whats a cage without a bird to put into it!

 I cut a strip of the paper and weaved it thru the cord to make it look like a vine growing up the cord.

 I gave the Birdcage some dimension and I love the effect it gives - Think this one might stay out on display, can't bare the thought if it getting squashed in my albums.

I cut some of the birdcages from the paper and mounted them on foam to give them some added dimension.

Last week I was having some Blah days, just busy with nothing nice happening, so I stood in front of the mirror and told myself that something nice was going to happen.  The two days gave me two really good reasons to smile, the first was that I got promoted in Camera Club and the second was to do with the wedding that I photographed recently!  So I guess that Power of Positive Thinking stuff does work!

20 comments:

Sandra said...

Oh she is just so beautiful, your layout is gorgeous. Way to go with positive thinking :)

Handmade Hannah said...

A beautiful layout. I love how you have mounted the bird cages-so much dimension here. It is a great layout and deserved to be out on display. This is a lovely photo of Lea-they all have their 'moments' at that age, don't they?! My Poppy gets so mad sometimes that it makes her hair curl!

Cathy said...

WOW such a gorgeous page Michelle.. the bird cage and vine details look fantastic!! Thanks for playing along at BITW :))

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Precious layout! I love the flower garland and the bird cages!!! That photo is great too!!!Thanks for playing along at BITW!

Alana said...

Your Lo looks devine. I don't usually go for plain dark backgrounds but it really works with your embellishments.

sutty said...

Great news and a gorgeous LO, the papers are beautiful and love your birdcage and bird :)

Emilie said...

This is a gorgeous LO! I love the birdcage and the photo is beautiful!

vixen said...

Beautiful :)

Jules said...

Lovely layout Michelle, the bird cage hanging from the top of the page is gorgeous :D

fatmonica said...

It's a beautiful layout.I love that backing paper and the birdcage looks fabulous!

C. Camp said...

Wow,this is a gorgeous layout, no wonder you are pleased with it. Lovely photo. Awwww. I love the birdcage hanging down and the ivy wrapping around the chain. Thanks for sharing.

Rachael Funnell said...

Such a gorgeous Layout Michelle!!!!
lovin all the Bird Cages & a Sweet photo.......
xx

Claireliz said...

That is really really beautiful, love the way you've framed your photo & birdcage paper.
C
xx

Heather Jacob said...

stunning absolutely stunning ... love the fussy cutting.. well done .. perfection plus .. hugz x

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lizzyc said...

Hi.. wow this is stunning.. i love all the special effects you have done on this.. what an adorable photo.. she looks like an angel!! wonderful take on the challenge!

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

What a lovely page! Love how you incorporated the birdcages to the LO. What a cute photo! Thanks for playing along at BITW.

Lisa Amiet said...

Beautiful page. Thanks for playing along!

Helen Tilbury said...

Wow Michelle this is totally gorgeous! Love it!! Thanks for playing at Bird is the Word :)

Chloe :-) said...

What a gorgeous page! Love the birdcage :-) Thanks for playing along at BITW :-)