Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Genuine Boy

My son is caught in that in between world of being a little boy and wanting to be a big boy. He turned 7 last month and still likes little boy stuff and snuggles with Mommy but he is being drawn to the older boys who influence his world. He follows their every move and imitates their every action but when he gets hurt or his world feels like it's falling apart he still wants his Mommy. And that's OK. ;) He's rough and tough and wears his heart on his sleeve, but most importantly he is Genuine in all that he does.

My Little Yellow Bicycle makes fantastic boy papers. The line I used on this LO is Generation Z . I love how this line lends itself to distressing and two favorite things. ;)  The little x stamp on the side of the photo is from Fiskars. I also stamped with myStamp Box. I used the Colour Me Alpha's to stamp Boy. The other words are stamped from a collection of stamps I found at the Dollar store and there is no company name on them. I used the Tatterd Floral die from Sizzix to cut the flowers from tissue paper. I think I cut about 5-6 of each size of petal. I really like a full flower when I'm finished. The tissue paper flower was then Glimmer Misted...way too much fun. If you've never played with the Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist you should give it a try. ;) I used Sapphire and Tiger Lilly...unfortunately I don't think they make this colour any more. As the flower was drying I scrunched it a little for added dimension..I inked the edges of my papers  with  Black Soot. I finished things off with a little hand doodling ribbon and ric rak. It's a page that makes me smile.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Said with love from Mom.