Saturday, 22 December 2012

Really Mum!

Hi! Today I've had fun with a layout which I'm entering in the ARTastic Challenge using bold background paper or paint at . The background paper for this was covered in various textured squares and rectangles  in different hues of blue. To this I've daubed on thick white and dark grey acrylic paint, and added a notepad teddy paper which was given a wash of acrylic paint as well.

Angel's and Bella's thoughts about teddies!

The gorgeous bundles, Angel and Bella belong to friend and art guru, Julie, at They form a  fantastic welcome committee for all visitors. These bundles of joy are cute, cuddly, loving, inquisitive but can be a little wilful and obsessive at times. The day these photos were taken was during a workshop Julie held, using Docraft Wellington Bear stamps and to add to the 'beary' fine day, there were some teddy bear guests. Wellington would have wondered what all the commotion was about! The teddies became the focus of attention for the girls and they were determined to find out about these interlopers.... so it was up onto a chair and then the table for a closer inspection. Hence, the mournful and plaintive expressions on their faces. In the end, the bears were put away so the girls could regain their sensibilities and with much hilarity, our workshop could continue.
The layout has been completed with faux stitching on the thickers for the title, footprint brads and a stamped Wellington, coloured  with Lyra Aquarells.
I think puppy power made the day!
Thank you for visiting. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Cheers, Di


  1. Hi Diane, it is a fabulous layout, so many cute pics of the dogs too. Love the soft colours you have used which make the eye focus even more on the little dogs. Angel and Bella look like they can be quite mischievous! Hugs, Anne x

    PS - Wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas x

  2. What a lovely layout to celebrate such a great day out with Julie and her little ones. This would bring a smile to the face of Scrooge himself methinks. Have a wonderful Christmas, hugs Jenny x

  3. Soooo cute Di! I bet you all had a great time playing with those bears instead of getting down to work! The dogs are lovely too. This is such a happy piece you can't help but smile!
    Thanks for joining in with the Anything But A Card Challenge this time.
    Merry Christmas to you!

  4. Di, how cute is your page, I am not sure who are cuter the dogs or the bears, very close tie I think. Love as always the different techniques you are able to bring to a page.So glad you have been able to join in on our Artastic challenges this year, hope to see more next year. Wishing you a wonderful christmas and a exciting 2013 ahead.

  5. Your page featuring my rascals is just delightful Di! Thank you for the lovely write up about them and what we sometimes get up to out here. I love what you did totally and I can say thank you to you on two levels.
    Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card Challenge and a super thank you for also entering the December ARTastic challenge too.
    I hope you and yours have a wonderful CHristmas and that lots of good things happen for you!

  6. Oh Di (and Julie) Angel and Bella are just adorable. I love your take on this fun situation Di - your layout is so playful and whimsical. Thank you SO much for being part of ARTastic this month.

  7. Oh that is a funny story. I love how you fitted lots of photos on your page and still had room for your big bear! Well done, great page. Thanks for joining in our challenge this month at ARTastic and may you have a blessed and safe holiday season.

  8. Great story, love all the pics of the 'girls'. Thanks for joining in ARTastic this month.

  9. I love this funny page!! Thanks for playing along at ARTastic!

  10. Now what a sweet LO using these gorgeous photos of the girls, and their comments too, hehehe...such a lovely idea! Your background & alphas just are so right!
    Thanks for playing along at ARTastic!