Monday, February 25, 2013

A Portrait of My Boys

It's only been two and a half weeks right?  Have no fear, I'm still around.  I've been working on a few behind the scenes design team projects, and also just hanging out.  I am finding that I like to craft in spurts.  Sometimes I can't stop for weeks, and then I find I need a break for a few others.  I used to stress over it and posting something here every day but no more.  First and foremost this is a hobby for me, therapy really.  So I need to let it just flow . . .With that said, I have something new and kind of fun to share with you today. I have been quite take with picture displays lately.  I have all sorts of ideas (thanks to Pinterest) on ways to display photos around my home.  This project actually grew out of that.  I plan on making a wall collage of some of pictures of my kids, and I decided to try my hand at decoupage for the first time.   It's not perfect, but I really like it.  I used a bunch of my stash (all the flowers) and even strung those beads myself (thank you DCWV for the Blue Moon beads by the way).  Enough jabbering - here is one of my favorite pictures of my boys.

I used the emboss resist technique to color the back of the paper.  The stamps are from Papertrey Ink.  I first saw the technique here, at the brilliant Laura Bassen's blog - Emboss Resist.

Paper:  DCWV's Art Collage
Silhouette:  LOVE cut out of 12 x 12 photo, butterflies
Stamp:  Papertrey Ink
Flowers:  Recollections Brand and Prima Flowers
Beads:  Blue Moon Beads
Bling:  Recollections Brand
Metal Accents:  My Stash

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. this is beautiful!! I love all the colors and different patterns!

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love the amazing design and all of the embellishments you used!! The picture is adorable!! What a stunning project!! Happy Monday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Beautiful display, Sabrina ;). Love the beads. I love how your design just moves my eyes beyond the page. So many wonderful dimensions!


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