Monday, 8 September 2008

Round Robin Journal: Wendy's Page

This is my page for Wendy for Astrid's Round Robin Challenge. Wendy asked everyone to use a photo of themselves as a child on their page, which for me was easier said than done, firstly because I didn't have any photos of myself and secondly because my scanner is not permanently attached to my computer due to lack of space (I need a bigger house!)
Anyway, I managed to borrow some photos from my parents but I had trouble scanning a lot of them because they were faded and my scanner is old. (We're hopefully getting a new wireless printer/scanner/copier next month when Matt's overtime money comes through, which I am hoping will solve all these problems). I chose this photo because it's a wedding photo and scanned more clearly as it's a much better quality photo.
The picture is of me aged four at my dad's almost-stepbrother's wedding. (His mum was engaged to my dad's dad, who sadly died before they were married.) I have to say, this is not a typical picture of me as a child at all. I was a real tomboy and spent most of my childhood covered in mud with bruises all over my legs. (I used to play football with the boys and make mud pies). For those of you who know me this will probably comes as no surprise!
The page has a mountboard base which I dabbed gesso onto in places to create a distressed appearance and then inked. I added the music at the corners and then stamped butterflies in the opposite corners. I stamped some swirls in Brilliance Ink (these don't show up very well in the photo), and then added Brilliance ink around the edges. I added the image and some mesh and then the Grungeboard flourish and some Prima Flowers in co-ordinating colours. For the writing I inked some card with the Brilliance ink and stamped the letters onto it, cut them out and stuck them on, then highlighted the letters with Stickles.


Sherry said...

Fantastic page Sian, what a cutie! I can't believe you were a tomboy - lol!

Sarah said...

oh what a beautiful photo!

I just popped over here from Nicks' blog to encourage you to sign up for the Art Raffle :)

(well you did say you were tempted - so I thought you might just need a teeny tiny push....)

but while I'm here, just wanted to say that I love your ATCs, and that encaustic work on your blog header is drop dead amazing!

WendyK said...

It's fab Sian, I love it, thank you