14-The Owl & the Pussy Cat


Animal accents - The Owl, the Pussy cat and the Bird

Wet Mediums - Inks and Embossing enamel and Glimmer glaze

Something sand like - Texture in the fore ground

Create Waves - Waves made with card stock
Wavy stitching

Sanding technique - On the Page Frame


Document a child hood memory

One stinking hot, dusty, day (about 110 ℉) in February, we three sisters were in the garden, slurping peaches still warm from the tree.

We begged to play under the sprinkler, but our farm was entirely reliant on tanks of rain water, so wasting water was never an option.

Mum said “Try to imagine you are at the sea side”

“What is the sea side Mum?”

“At the edge of the land there is a whopping big salty dam of water, much bigger than the dam where the cows and horses drink”

She recited the poem about the owl and the pussy cat, so we climbed aboard our imaginary boat with our pet kitten and amused ourselves for the rest of the day cruising the ocean.

“The owl and the pussy cat” by Edward Lear 1812-1888

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Comment by myriam.manns on September 15, 2012 at 6:17am

What a wonderful layout... simply love it.... It is so inspring.... I will keep in mind to scraplift you if thats ok one time. Have a great weekend.

Comment by Keandra Perkins-Willis on May 12, 2012 at 10:16am

LOVE the storybook feel to this!  What a great memory and what a great Mommy to take your minds off of the sweltering heat!!!

Comment by Beate Sandøy on April 20, 2012 at 5:19am

Oh - such a supercute layout! Love the way you've cut the picture.

Comment by Helen Wallace on April 18, 2012 at 11:31pm

Thanks everyone for taking the time to send some gallery love.  I appreciate your kind words  :)

Comment by Jenn Kennedy on April 15, 2012 at 1:16pm

I am floored by this layout (in a great way!).  What a fun story and what a great way to document this memory.  I love the waves you created and that awesome sailboat!

Comment by Annette Gearside - DT on April 15, 2012 at 9:21am

WOWEEE!!!!! Helen this is absolutely terrific !!!! love it all !!! I just bought my granddaughter the book to read !!!  Adorable !!!

Comment by Anna-Karin - DT on April 15, 2012 at 1:56am

Wow Helen, this is absolutely fantastic. Love your journaling and the story and the way you wrote it down the side like that. And the three of you in the boat you made, so sweet! And that little cat and owl. Fabulous waves too! TFS!

Comment by Di Garling on April 14, 2012 at 7:31pm

My goodness Helen, this is soooo totally adorable. Very innovative. Love it.   Cheers Di  xo

Comment by Sylvia Mellander Ekman - DT on April 14, 2012 at 7:55am

Oh my Helen! This is pure genius! Love the lot!

Comment by Heather Jacob - DT on April 13, 2012 at 10:09pm

so funky and fun .. loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this Helen it is sooooooooooooo creative and fabulous .... xoxo

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