Friday, July 27, 2007

Layouts - Creepy Crawlies

Both the kids wanted to scrap 2 weeks ago. Hence, I found these photographs which I took of them last year. Being city kids, they rarely has the opportunity to observe and savour nature. This rare moment in time was definitely precious. They yelled in disbelief when they found a worm on a lettuce leaf. The way they were screaming for me - one would have thought a bomb had gone off!!!
I designed the layout for them (ahem, control freak mother MAJOR!!!) and they settled to finishing the layout in 2 nights. We used the Making Memories alphabet foam stamps for the title creepy crawlie. I then pierced holes with my trusty piercer from MM tool box for the kids to follow the criss-cross stitches. Gave both needles and thread from DMC and away they were sewed into the night. Both finished before bedtime which is 9 p.m. around here.
I noticed that both the worm and lettuce were green which made it hard to see. Hence, I decided to pierce a circle around the worm to draw attention to it. I remembered that the worm was crawling everywhere when I was taking the pics (presumably to get away from the neurotic mother who was blinding it with a flash and kids who could not stop shouting!!!). Hence, I used the eyelets to mimic the worm and pierced running stitches to depict it crawling away from us.
Both kids were very proud of their first layout. As Sean aptly said, "This is one of the best layout I have ever done."


Shaz said...

Sean & Clarissa, you did a WONDERFUL job!! 2 Thumbs UP!! I love it!! hence, aty sharon is gonna scraplift this too!! yay!! clap! clap!

chowchow said...

Clarissa and Sean - thanks aunt Shar.