Hi all, I wanted to share a LO I made, using another of my baby pics. Sometimes it's fun to depart a little from all the kid LO's and do one about me. Although I guess it's still a kid LO. Well, in any case, this one is about me as a baby, and it's using the Echo Park "A Walk in the Park" line...can you believe I am almost done with my whole pack of it?! It's definitely a record for me! I'm kind of feeling like I need to save the last couple sheets since I like it so much, just in case (LOL....yes, this IS how I've built up my considerable pp stash).
Sorry about the 3 images of the entire LO - I was trying to get different lighting and now I can't decide which one came out best. It's between 1 and 2, I think. Let me know which one you prefer! LO 1 was done outside in the sunglight, #2 was inside (the way I always have been photographing all my stuff), and #3 was outisde but out of direct light.
I used a lot of fun stuff here, as you can see. I used gesso for the white paint splatter. I handstitched the circle with canvas/burlap underneath it. I then used my Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers cutting die to make the flowers out of pp and out of the burlap. So lots of hand stitching everywhere.
I also made the buttons myself (except the 2 small blue ones - those are GCD studios). It's really easy to make them! I used my Sizzix Bigz circle die. I cut out chipboard pieces about the size of the buttons I wanted and then used glue to cover them with the Echo Park pp. Then I ran them through the machine and got the circle shapes. I used another button as a remplate of where I wanted the holes for the bigger buttons, and then used my Crop A Dile to punch holes there. For the small buttons, I used a "button hole" punch I have, which just makes two small holes next to each other. And viola - easy buttons!
So even though this LO looks like it has a whole lot of stuff on it (and it does), it was really cheap and economical, since I was mostly just using the pp and some chipboard and canvas and floss to make everything myself.
Thanks for stopping by!! And if you have a moment, remember to leave a comment and let me know which lighting you prefer - LO #1, #2, or #3. That will be helpful to me in the future when taking pics of my stuff. Thanks!!