Sunday, August 26, 2007

Visiting Artist in Residence

This is my cutie patutie 8-year-old niece, Mikayla, who is visiting from IL. She loves to make crafts! We've had a quiet afternoon and she's run out of things to do to amuse herself. She shyly walked toward my craft room (which is something she told her mom she'd like to have at her house) and declared that she'd like to make something. Duh! Why didn't I think of that before? So, we sat down and got to work. Here's the result:
I think it's great! Here's how it came to be: I know Mikayla likes to color, and so I chose the retired "Love Matters" set. It has fun line art hearts and the word "friends" that can be colored as well. Then I thought about making a window for the word and so I took my new (and FREE!) 1 3/8" square punch and came in from one side and then from the other to create the rectangle. We traced that on the inside, lined up the image and voila!

Things are going to be busy around here the next day or so. We're going to the aquarium tomorrow in honor of our son's 13th birthday, so I may or may not be able to post.

2 comments:

L. said...

She is cute! And so is her card!! I love the budding stamper, and you guys clearly have the art gene.

I hope you're having a great time!!

Nancy Riley said...

Jenn, Looks like you have a budding artist on your hands following in her aunt's footsteps!