Wednesday, February 10, 2010

First Day of Kindergarten

Ohhh, my baby has grown up and went off to her first day of school. She has been anxious about it for months, which made me worry that it was going to be difficult. But no... she found her best friend and her Year 6 buddy, kissed me and went into the classroom. What!?!!? She never acted like this at pre-school so it shocked me that was being so grown up. Me... well I felt the lump in my throat and the water start to well in my eyes, and got out of there quick. She has been so worried about starting school that I was worried for her.

So I came home and did this layout of Alina having her first day. I used a photo taken by Pixie Photos when she was about 2 years old. It was perfect for the layout I wanted.

The new technique I used on this layout was to do masking. I got a Heidi Swapp mask a few weeks ago and used it for the first time. I used chalks with it and when I removed the mask I added chalk to the masked area. I really love the effect and love how it added another dimension to the layout.
I had this great paper with animals and cut them out and added them with 3D dots to give dimension. Given that it has been about 2 months since I have done a layout I was very proud of how it turned out as I was feeling that I had lost my creativity.

I hope you like.

1 comment:

Stefanie said...

Wow, love the LO, you are so on the ball.
It feels really great to be creative again, doesn't it?
Glad the first day was so easy compared to your expectations. Trust that she still loves it when the reality of every day kicks in.
Great LO.
I really think I need some mists to play with...maybe I'll get some next week.