Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bird is the word 'Life' & MCS May Sketch Challenge

Hi There!

So the best thing about playing at Bird is the word is that you can double dip with other challenges! So this month I have combined the current Bird is the word 'Life' with the May Sketch challenge at MCS. This is based on a gorgeous sketch by Michelle Fowler

Posted Image
I love this beautiful pic of my baby girl Evie. She was 10 weeks old in this photo & she is now 7 months old. Where has the time gone!!
The background paper that you really can't see is from Echo Park 'Be Mine' collection, the main background blue paper is Fancy Pants 'Happy Together'. To get the distressed, crumpled effect I have used the same technique as before where I sprayed water on the paper & crumpled it into a ball then smoothed it out & let it dry. I also distressed the edges with my trusty distressing tool.
I then used a Martha Stewart punch to get the scalloped edge. The paper is part of Websters Pages 'Country Estate' collection.

I used my new toy the Sew Easy tool with the zig zag head (thanx Nelle for the awesome bday present- she also bought me the country estate collection pack too!!) I used some grey embroidery thread to hand stitch around a circle. To get an even circle pattern I just used a plate and traced a circle on the paper & followed this line with the Sew Easy tool. I really like the stiching pattern on this page.

The flowers & bird were fussy cut from paper from Websters Pages "Country Estate' & I used some stickers from this collection to with the frame sticker & a small phrase sticker. The flourish in the corner is Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology.

To finish off the page I wanted a cute quote that suited the photo & also wanted to include Life in it for BITW. I couldn't find anything suitable so I  just used Microsoft Word & typed the saying "The greatest gift in life is a beautiful smile" . I printed this on transperancy sheet.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Oh....this is SO gorgeous. I LOVE it ...LOVE the flowers and the colours are so beautiful. THANKS for playing along at BITW!

  2. Awwww....Evie is SO cute!!!! I love your design and the colors you chose! I am so happy you joined BITW again!!! I also joined "Scrap that baby"! Did you see it?

  3. Beautiful color and paper, perfect layout but i love more the baby!!!

  4. Very pretty page! Baby Evie is so adorable! Thanks for joining the challenge at BITW.

  5. WOW stunning LO Michelle.. LOVE the colours and all your beautiful hand cut flowers!! What a little cutie!! Thanks for joining in at BITW :))

  6. Hi! this is adorable!! sweet photo and a lot of details make this a gorgeous layout!

  7. What a beautiful page - all that fussy cutting - wow! Thanks for playing at Bird is the Word!!

  8. Stunning LO. Love all the fussy cutting - you must have a lot of patience :) Beautiful photo too. Thanks for playing along with us at BITW


Thanx for ur comment! U just made me smile XX