Monday, 29 March 2010

Dandelion Wishes

The photograph was taken after my 2nd daughters first full day at school... after the school day had finished, she and her sister played in the park swapping tales of new friends and teachers, teaching each other new games - and Katie tried to tell the time by blowing at a dandelion tuft.
Core'Dinations cardstock was used for the background paper, and I decorated it myself... using a white gel pen and also stitching to create the white dandelions on the background, and embellished these with little tiny glass beads I had in my stash drawers. I decided to use two oval shapes to frame the photograph - and instead of using paper or cardstock, stitching seemed a nice, plainer, alternative. Machine stitching around the edges (took me ages... darn sewing machine! *lol*), and a little inking finished it off. Funny thing is, this ended up nothing like what it was supposed to be - I preferred to keep it less fussy and let the work done on the background papers stand out on it's own and compliment the photograph. No added flowers, ribbons, buttons, brads or Ranger inks. Not like me at all!

6 comments:

Glen said...

Lots of delicate & intricate work here Sheleen. It's very pretty. Love the photo too. TFS. ~Glen~

Sian said...

I'll have to come back..all I can see is blank spaces where the photos should be! Don't worry, it's me not you. All the blogs in my reader are the same this afternoon..

Sandra said...

oh my that's just so gorgeous :) ... such delicate work.

I had the same problems as Sian earlier I think blogger or something must have done an update :(

Alana said...

Such a pretty LO Sheelen. It looks like it took a long time to do as well. Hope you have journalled the story somewhere....I don't want you forgeting it when you are old and grey. Notice I said WHEN!

Hysteri-CAL said...

Fab stitching - wish I had the patience !

Laura said...

Wow! I just love, love, love how you did those dandelions! So beautiful. xx