Blue is my favourite colour, so it was not difficult to decide what the primary colour would be on this page. I stuggle a bit with red at times, so I added just a tiny bit of it.
I kept Em's sketch close to the original and it was wonderful to work with.
For the pen work, I drew the clouds on vellum and tucked them under the patterned paper. Good to use some of the very old stash.
I chose to write about a conversation I had with DGS when he was learning to manipulate grown ups into doing what he wanted.
THE JOURNALLING READS
When your hair gets long like this, I remember a conversation we had when you were five. Mummy had asked me to cut your hair, but when I got the scissors ready to do it, you said “No Granny, Mummy has a hairdresser coming to my house on Sat 17th. This option had been discussed so I naively swallowed your explanation hook, line and sinker.
Saturday was indeed the 17th and I had no reason to doubt you. When we got home Mummy said. “Did you not have time for the haircut”? I told her what you’d said and she was astonished because she’d not arranged any such thing. “Why did you say that to Granny?” “Cos I didn’t feel like having my hair cut today Mummy, I wanted to play all day”!!
Bazzil cardstock - pale turquoise and grey
My Mind’s Eye - patterned paper, Fiddlesticks “Story”, both sides
Vellum - Unknown brand
Martha Stewart Punch - Birds on a wire
Basic Grey Alphas - White chocolate chip
Blue Fern Studio - Chipboard, Icons “Step one”
Prima stencil - Static
Atelier - Gesso
Liquitex - Gloss heavy gel
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Broken China
Tattered Angels Glimmermist - Patina
Kaisercraft stamp - Sheet Music
Kasiercraft - Pearls, red
Button - red house, unknown