Here's another layout i did with the April kit from Studio Calico (brought in by Scrappin Studio). It's about my eldest; he's 5 years old now. He's a tiny bit different from other kids, i guess. Or he's just not what i expected him to be as a regular 5yo in some ways. But he's a kid, a boy nonetheless. Together with his younger brother and their shenanigans, there are just days that i exercise my vocal cords waaaaaay too much LOL!
Here it is:
He obligingly (hehe!) posed while doing this. "This" being him just out of the blue/voluntarily/without prompt asked for the Hiragana/Katakana study book (that i've had since 2003, wanting to learn a bit of Japanese since some of the technical instructions in my previous (oh, it seems like eons ago!) work had some Japanese characters in them) and copied one block!!! And he can remember them too! i mean, there are times that i can hardly sit him down to do his alphabet writing book. And you know what i had to bribe him with, just for him to finish his writing homework? To teach him how to write in SCRIPT!!! Oh,my gulay! ("gulay" means vegetable in Tagalog). I've learned that with him, sometimes, we are aiming for the same goal. I wouldn't know it at the time, and i'd get all frustrated. It's just that we are going in different directions getting there. His way just stuns me most of the time! That's why i used the gears in this layout, because of how his mind ticks differently.
Here are some close-ups:
I've die-cut some Studio Calico papers with Tim Holtz Alterations Gadget Gears, then used some as masks and misted away on the top part of the LO. Again used an Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday stamp :)
All papers and embellishments are from the kit and the add-on. Also used Studio Calico Mister Huey in Sunshine and Schoolhouse; Fiskars punch; Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
Would love to know what you think.
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