From a child’s point of view

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Hello there! It’s Riikka here today to share a page with you. I used a monochromatic background paper and a photo but added colors with watercolors and acrylic paints.

The photo in the page is taken by my daughter. She just loves to take photos! Unfortunately the little camera we had broke and now we only have the big SLR cameras which are too heavy for her to hold and use. But luckily I have photos from that little camera. Some of them were just screens of black or grey, but in the middle of those there’s pearls like this – a shot from the floor with the toys around and her sister’s foot as well.


I titled the layout with the word “keyhole” as these pictures present like a keyhole to their, her and her sister’s, games. Of course I can and will watch them play but it’s not the same when they notice that they’re being watched. Then it becomes more of a performance than just pure play. There’s something captivating and magical in the photos she has taken as I get to peek inside her world, see through her eyes. So of course I had to add a keyhole chippie into the layout. I colored it black using a felt pen.


I started the page by adding the chipboard alphas to the page. I just used whatever letters I had left so there’s not a certain word underneath the composition. Then I colored the letters and around them using new Prima watercolors and then layered some stenciling on top using Modeling Paste and the “Words of Wisdom” stencil – it’s one of my favorites, the letters are just the right size! I also used the “Triangles” stencil to draw some shapes to the background and “Chevron Border” stamp to stamp a few arrows on the right side.

I used tiny stars from the “Seeing Stars” set colored in black as embellishments together with some stickers. There’s also hearts in two sizes – bigger one stamped with acrylic paint using one of the “Ragged Hearts” stamps and the smaller ones are from “Lots of Love” set painted pink using the same paint.

Thank you for stopping by today!


Products from ScrapFX:

Metal Findings 2015365

Bag of Letters Classic Lower Case 2008020

Words of Wisdom stencil 2015172

Triangles Stencil 2015171

Chevron Border stamp 2015241

Seeing Stars 2014238

Ragged Hearts stamps 2015332

Lots of Love 2014197

2 Responses to “From a child’s point of view”

  1. Fabulous, those colours just pop out at you and make you smile! Love it!

  2. again and again stunning Job Riikka