‘Squirrel Friend’ by Emma Kate
Hey Lollipop friends, I’m excited to share the first of two 12×12 layouts with you using the forest friends kit. This kit was absolutely perfect for documenting our new squirrel friends that have taken to burying their nuts in our garden.
I began my layout with some mixed media, a combination of paste through a leaf stencil & various green ink sprays, don’t forget to prep your cardstock with gesso first. I then fussy cut the collage sheet that Daisy from ‘My Green Cow’ painted as part of this month’s collaboration.
I then arranged all of these elements around my photo, I love how the fox peers from behind the photo & the little squirrel is carrying his acorn to hide in the bush. Furthermore, I created a little embellishment cluster in the top right hand corner to draw the eye across the page.
Next I used the ‘Friend’ large word ephemera piece along with some red alpha stickers from my own stash to add my title, & just below that I wrote my journalling. Amongst my mixed media I added a sprinkling of the adhesive pearls, they catch the light beautifully!
To finish I mounted my page onto green patterned cardstock & machine stitched in red thread to mirror the colours within my layout. Do you have a forest friend? What creatures did you see on your last walk woodland walk? I’m sure you all have a story to tell!