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23 July 2010

His Brain is too big!

The latest Apron Strings My Croppy Summer Assignment is to make a layout based on a sketch by Gloria Stengel. Here's my take.

And here's the sketch for inspiration.

I wasn't going to enter this challenge because I didn't really have time, but since it was quite a simple sketch, and Logan had made the funniest comment yesterday, I wanted to capture that. Earlier this month we'd gone shopping to find something to buy with an unspent gift card from his birthday. As he still had $5 left on it, I said go look in the clothing, but I doubt you'll find anything under $5. Well, he came back to me a few minutes later and showed me this hat that had been reduced to $1.86!!! It looked good on him, so he bought it. As I'd taken a photo of him in it, it seemed to make sense to use it for the layout. The biggest problem was finding an embellishment that wasn't flowers because I knew he wouldn't like that. Oh well, he ended up with flowers anyway in the end!

The paper is from Stampin Up! (Tea Party), the title used various lettering (Dymo tape, Kaisercraft Fozz Felt, Adornit tiny etched natural, and some rub ons that I had in my stash from the Dollar store when we were living in Canada). The flowers are by Petaloo (Flora doodles, tie-dyed gypsies), and the flourishes were made using Design adhesives (French Swirl) from Kaszazz, which were covered in flocking fibre I purchased at the Canberra Quilt and Craft Fair last August and hadn't yet used. As it was the first time I used this I wasn't quite sure how well it would work. I realise that I rubbed more in on parts of the adhesive than others, but I'll know how to use it better next time.

The journalling reads:
Logan: Mum, I woke up early this morning because I had a bloody nose. Should I take my sheets off the bed?
Me: Yes you better so we can wash them.

A little later …

Logan: Mum a big piece of ear wax fell out of my ear too.
Kyaa: Eewww, that’s disgusting. Why did Logan feel he HAD to share that with me?
Me: Well, maybe the two are related since your ears and nose are connected.
Logan: Yes, it must be my brain getting too big for my head and it’s forcing all the blood and wax out.

Hmmm … so much for our modest son!

Logan assures me he was joking, but sometimes he does have a big head (pun intended!). It was certainly a funny comment, although maybe you had to be there.

Finally, here are some closeups.

Oh yes! Logan is not happy that there are flowers on the paper and in the embellishments!

Till next time - happy days!



Patchi said...

I love the flocking and the flowers! I see no reason not to put flowers on boy LOs... if they don't like them, then let them scrap their own ;)

Lori said...

I love the flowers on a boy's layout! Awesome. I'm glad you played.