It's amazing to me how different children are. I am also amazed at the differences between boys and girls. These differences are noticed from the moment they are brought home from the hospital. I was inspired by these differences. Each child is so unique. I have been pondering new ways to put this onto paper. Once I got started with these pages, I just couldn't stop. It ended up becoming something different than I initially planned, but unique in the end. Some of these descriptions are not exactly true representations of each child. But it was a challenge to come up with words for each letter of the alphabet. It starts off...
Boys v/s girls...from A-Z. A-M page (LT) is all about boys. The (RT) page is N-Z and it is all about girls. Each letter represents the word or phrase on each page...examples:
B-Balls-any kind-color or size
C-Catching ants and other bugs
D-Diving in mud puddles
F-Finding fish, frogs and pollywogs
G-Galavanting(2nd def.in websters-means playful, adventure seeker)
I-In trees-loves climbing
J-Jets, airplanes or any other flying object
N-Naming the flowers
P-Plays with dolls
W-Wears hats on her head
Z-Zoo-loves all the animals
Items used: Adhesive: pop up dots, double sided tape-target-fiber adhesive-from pop ups-craft elmers bond-two areas(under plastic see thru-stones).
Sanford Sharpie-black pen on LT-page lower bronze tag. I took both pictures, cropped them and matted them. A-Z-stencil from Office Depot. Marsella by Kay-dimensional borders-teddy bear. Used 40 computer fonts from scrapbook factory deluxe and from sandbox. Downloaded from internet-A Christmas story-the movie cover, made smaller-printed on photo paper, and placed a pop up clear box from Joannes crafts. I chose this because it was one of the first things I thought of when doing this page. My son is just like that boy in the movie. (The scene that stands out is the one where he was stuck on the pole becasue he licked it in the freezing cold weather.) Words: BOYS VS GIRLS-SFD designs, changed font and added shadows-printed on Basic Grey Motifica-"chalk paper"
Artistic scrapper-nearly the whole packet of cork words. Bazzill basics-chips used the whole bag-cut them smaller and placed under each letter for extra depth. Bazzill paper-pinkback of main pages-2 12x12 usedto add extra dimension to pages (can barely see it on pics.) Basic Grey Paper: (12x12)India Ink,Alpha berry, Vintage Floral, Lemonade(cut into squares)Orange cream-sublime matting-under boy pic,clay matt,motifa chalk-matting words Boy-VS Girl. Motifica, Sublime,and Motifica basic elements coordinating fiber. Buttons-Michaels Bag O buttons. SEI button brown. animals, flower rub-on transfers-bright flowers#ROY687. horse, frog, zoo animal brads. Jolee's by you-bugs. Darice-finishing accents-baseball. Milestones-word mosaics-horse and rider with pop up sticker on top of stone. Heartland Crafts-fish. Blue Moon beads-green frog. Real life-ABC's. MM-antique gold silver hinges,yellow brads, silver words, pink brads. Joannes crafts-silver jewelry clasp,lock and key. Scrap Ease. Hemp fiber-connecting all the words. Lil Davis D-alpha mini caps. Dimensionals-creative imaginations-leaf sticker. Artsy collage-Artsy additions-3 categories: additions green pack,stones blue pack and hats pictures. These pages are stored in a black 12x12 scrapworks album with a black scrapworks page protector. These pages are very sturdy and full of depth.
The bottom of the RT page reads: YOU DECIDE! the fiber connects the A-Z on each page. Phew!!! I believe that's everything! :)