I love this photo of little Thomas. I can see my brother's eyes in him here.
After spending some time on the Studio Calico blog, I was inspired to use some SC papers as well as tones of papers that they seem to feature in their kits. Love the gentle muted palette of anything SC. The background paper is from Sassafras Lass and I love the originality of it. A perfect starter sheet.
My mojo has been MIA as of late. :( Not sure if it has something to do with beautiful weather, but I just don't seem to have the urge to sit in the basement and be creative. I have been spending lots of time blogging and getting ideas of what I could create. The creating part just hasn't quite happened yet. ;) I did however get as far as making a few embellishments today.
Do you have one of these laying around your house?
This reader was used in grade three back in the 70's. Sometimes the school would sell off discarded readers. I even remember my mother buying Susan and I each an old wooden school desk. I think she paid $5 for each of them. Susan painted her desk white and painted pictures and sayings to decorate it. Mine sat old and scratched up looking. What can I say, I like me some shabby chic! ;)
Anyway, back on topic. These readers can be used to make wonderful embellishments, if you can bring yourself to cutting one up. I have a duplicate of this book so it wasn't as hard to wreck this one. Here's what I made.
The scrunched flowers were easily made using the text sheets. I didn't even have to ink the edges. The lollipop flowers were made using illustrated sheets with a similar colour palette. Some of the illustrations were so cute that I thought it would be nice to just punch them out with my 2'' circular punch. Mounting them on some kraft and adding a sewn on button gives them a bit of interest. They could be the beginning of a fun cluster or the perfect answer to a circular element on a sketch. Hey, why pay Jenni Bowin for a vintage vibe when you can make your own. Having said that, I did run down to the LSS on Saturday morning after receiving an email saying that the new stuff was in. ;)
Hoping your mojo is alive and kicking and that mine soon returns to me.
Happy Scrapping!! Jen :)