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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Today she is eleven. Moya's thoughts on turning eleven, "Only two more years until I'm a teenager!" My thoughts on Moya turning eleven, "Only two more years until she's a teenager!" But mine is to be read with a somber, "my baby is growing up way too fast" sort of tone. And you might as well throw in a couple of sobs while you're at it too.
I created this page using Fancy Pants It's Your Day collection. The photo is of Moya at her party over the weekend. As you can see, she opted for donuts rather than cake...good choice!
I thought I'd share the steps to create the scalloped border section at the bottom of my page. It's pretty simple and lots of fun!
Use a border punch to create some scallop strips. I used the large scallop border punch from EK Success. I LOVE this punch! I made the strips different lengths and widths just because I was using up some scraps, and because I like the way they look on the page. Next, machine stitch along the scalloped edge.
Ink the edges of the scallops with a slightly darker shade of blue. I used ColorBox Chalk Ink in Ice Blue.
Now for my favorite part. Glitter! Apply clear paint or glue, I used Making Memories clear glitter paint, along the scalloped edge and then sprinkle on coarse glitter. Notice how that darker blue ink shows through the glitter. It just adds a little more depth to it. I can hear my high school art teacher saying, "add layers of color to add depth." She'd be so proud!
Finally, adhere the scallop strips to your page. Once glued down, use your fingers to gently curl the scallops upward to create some depth. And that's all there is to it! Super easy!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Wednesday! I'm off to cry over baby pictures of Moya...