My Moment-In-Time in Kenya

This is a LO I made for a competition at Fruitful Hands.  The competition is to purchase a kit (stunning contents!), then make up a LO with ONLY the kit items, for the theme Moments In Time. I found this a real hard challenge – being restricted to what I had in front of me, and made me really think out-of-the-box this time!!! My entry is about a visit to Kenya in 2006, and I thought the papers suited the giraffe “theme” I wanted to create. This was one of my personal “moments in time” that I will not forget. I used:

7gypsies papers – (gondola) - for the hills and giraffe, (canal) for the hills + flower, (marco) for the hills, bottom border, and flowers.
Plain cardstock – brown for background, green for photo backing, and beige for giraffe and journaling.
Celebr8 – this chipboard cutout was so perfect for the layout theme (colour and burnt edges) that I just stuck it on ‘as is’. I felt any colouring of the item would take away from it!
Buttons – used as the centres of the flowers.
String – made a bow
Lettering – never seen these before so were fun to use to create the word Kenya
Brads – placed top left of title

And last but definitely not least, my little giraffe (close-up photo below). I used the pattern on page 183 in Marina du Plessis’ first book “Creative Scrapbook Piecing”, chalked the edges, and used a white gel pen for highlights. Then I got a little stuck as I needed white and black paper for the muzzle and hooves! Light bulb moment – use the backing card for the Celebr8 piece which just happened to be black one side and white the other!

So hope you like this – I am very pleased with the end result (click on the pic for a larger view)


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