Friday, 22 May 2009

I don't want to be a princess

This is a photo of my daughter Chiara. I had been meaning to do a LO of this photo for ages. My older daughter is so girly but Chiara hates anything girly and when I put her in a dress she sulks and says 'I don't want to be a princess" hence the title. I love that she doesn't conform and has her own ideas.
I enjoyed creating this LO. I cut a pizza box and sprayed it with water and peeled away the top layer to reveal the ridges and then had great fun spraying with glimmer mist. I then rubbed gesso around the edges - let it dry and sprayed with more glimmer mist. These techniques were very kindly shown by the bad girl designers on NSD - thanks girls xxx.
I then cut out the pirate and cross bones strip and used 3D mounting tape to raise it for some dimension and placed it onto the other sheet of paper. I used some gem stones on the eyes of the skulls. For the title I used thickers and rubbed some white stickles over the letters for a bit of bling. I also used black stickles to outline the ribbon behind the skull as it looked so flat and outlined the skullcap with pink stickles. Lastly I rubbed various colours of stickles around the edge of the cardboard. TFL
xxxAmanda xxx


  1. What a fab picture of Chiara - love the layout

  2. Hi. Great you got in touch. Love the layouts they look absolutely fab. I don't think I am very good at layouts but it is such a great thing to do. Fantastic heirlooms for the future. Priceless.