Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Little Mermaid

Back to UKScrappers and the weekly challenge there. January Week 3 was set by suzycad and had four elements: to use her sketch, to sew on the page, to use ink or paint and to include a quote or title from a poem.

I seem to have scrapped most of my older single photos, but I have loads from a cruise a couple of years ago and I decided that Copenhagen's Little Mermaid was worthy of a single photo page.

I chose a neutral background paper and started by painting through a new dotty stencil and machine stitching the circle. Then I pulled out my Follow Your Heart 6x6 paper pad as I knew that would have lots of small coordinating patterns to build up the layers behind my photo. However I spotted the hexagons paper and cut out a couple of sections from that. Once I had them in place I felt that more paper layers would just be distracting.

I turned to Google to try and find a mermaid-y poem to quote. To my surprise, I found that there were several poems simply titled 'The Little Mermaid' so I went with the obvious title. Challenge complete.

Paper - Lily Bee Double Dutch, My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart 6x6 Pad
Letters - Anita's Glitterations
Gems - Dovecraft
Paint - Wilko
Mist - Mister Huey's

Sewing Machine
Fiskars Circles Template

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