Just look at that face! This little sweetie never ceases to amaze me with her emerging personality. She has taken to scolding her brothers, letting her emotions play across her face and displays such attitude that I have never seen on the likes of a two year old. Just one of the many things I am learning about mothering girls. Next to my two boys, this task looks daunting.

Despite the trouble she causes, she is turning into a sensitive, nurturing, yet sassy little lady. I look forward to a time when my little girl and I can have heart to heart talks over tea and giggle together like girl-friends. In the mean time, I remind myself that trouble comes in all shapes and sizes.

Creating The Layout

I started out by stenciling the background with Gwen LaFleur’s new Art Deco Peacock Feathers and embossing in yellow.  The red paint was cleanup from a paint spill. The other colors are ink sprays. The background stamp is a Arabic script stamp.

To embellish, I used old book paper, thread, fabric scraps, a few paper flowers and my two new hand-carved stamps. The lace is re-purposed and the picture is of my daughter.

Other Art Journal Layouts:

She Is My Blessing Child

A Life Time of Photographic Memories

She Is My Lovely Little Lady

It’s A Foreign Thing

Happy Tea Day to all the ladies playing along with Elizabeth and Bleubeard. I am sharing a glass of my home brewed strawberry kombucha. This is my favorite drink besides a cup of hot tea. I love the carbonation achieved during the second fermentation and it is a excellent and healthy replacement for soda. If you would like to see a tutorial of how I make it you can see it HERE.


Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Monday: Stencil It

The Artistic Stamper: Backgrounds

Craft Stamper: Anything Goes (May)

Creative Artiste: #38 Anything Goes

A Inky Mess: Challenge 20