16 January 2014

New ducklings

In November we got some new pets at our place... two gorgeous Muscovy ducklings!   We've never had ducks before so we are still marvelling at how cute they are, how they behave, how fast they grow, and the fact they try to eat everything!  I've built up quite a collection of photographs and now it's time to start scrapping some.

Flourish with a Bling has a very pretty colour palette this month ~

Here's my layout:


And a closeup of the flowers and pearls:

Flourish with a Bling adhesive pearls
Kaisercolour Spearmint paint
Jo Sonja's Unbleached Titanium paint
Echo Park Life is Good - Grandma's Quilt patterned paper
Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden - Nature Sanctuary patterned paper
October Afternoon Fly a Kite label sticker
Green Tara Apple Blossom - pink
Green Tara 1cm roses - ivory
Prima Essentials paper flower
Kaisercraft paper flowers - ivory
Basic Grey Beckham - White Chocolate alphabets

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This layout is for Scrap the Boys - it's about my husband and the ducklings.  He really is a big softie (shhh... it's a secret) when it comes to all creatures great and small:

I didn't have the letters I needed in white or cream, so I painted some brown felt alphabets.  I had to cut up some brackets to make the two l's and the 'e' is a reshaped 'c'.  I arranged the title on the non-stick backing paper and painted the whole word, then stuck it onto the photograph when it was dry.

The white paint over brown resulted in a nice creamy latte colour.

Echo Park Life is Good - Grandma's Quilt patterned paper
Making Memories Noteworthy Glitter diecut journalling card
Prairie Bird Boutique Sincerely Yours wrinkled ribbon
Kaisercraft Fozz Fontz - Fonzo felt alphas
Kaisercolour paint - white

The banners are made from paper strips salvaged from my scraps folders - I have used:  (unknown) - Cosmo Cricket Earth Love - Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden - Basic Grey Two Scoops - Rouge de Garance Sylvestre - Cosmo Cricket Earth Love


  1. What totally adorable LO's and thanks for playing along at scrap the boys.

  2. Great LO. Love the soft colors, and very clever ideas with the alphas. Thanks for playing along with STB's

  3. love the scraping of those 'softer sides'! beautiful page Thanks for playing along with STB’s

  4. This is a stunning photo!!!!(running behind for Jan) but its such a treat to see a beautiful layout) thanks for playing along with STB"S

  5. Gorgeous Layout for STB Karen - adorable photo ;) Thanks for playing along xo Charm

  6. love that you used softer colours for a boy page.
    totally awesome!
    thanks for playing along with STB's :-)


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