Friday, 18 November 2011

Bird is the word challenge

This is my entry in the "Adore" challenge over at   I've been wanting to do this photo for a few months now. I love how natural Elise looks in this shot. It's a bit hard to tell from here but close up you can see all her freckles that appear when she is out in the sun for too long. I think I love it so much because it reminds me of when she was younger & she hated her freckles (& still does). So I used to tell her that they are "sun kisses" and a face without freckles is like the night sky without stars. I really went on a rampage with the distressing on this page (very therapeutic I must say). I did lots of tearing, crinkling, inking, misting etc. The pp is from the beautiful "Beau Chateau" range from Stampin' Up! The buttons, silk flower & doily is from Purple Pumpkin, Basic Grey rub-on, Stampin' Up! ribbon & a touch of muslin. I wasn't quite happy with the colour match from the photo with the colour scheme so I changed the photo to sepia.

I've been working on this OTP project from Kaiser Craft for a few weeks now. I really didn't know how to tackle it at first but when I saw a few examples online & decided on the photos & colour scheme, it came together pretty quickly. I really enjoyed the process & I hope you like it too. TFL


  1. Jo love them both! Gorgeous pic of Elise and love how you have scrapped it, and agree nothing like a bit of destressing. The covered buttons look great and your flower and your OTP is gorgeous! very yummy indeed

    Mary x

  2. Gorgeous photo and I love the earthy tones to this page. Great use of our word Adore. Thanks for joining in at BITW.

  3. A gorgeous project!! Love the touch of distressing :-) Thanks for playing along at BITW :-)