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Monday, July 19, 2010

Use your kit to create a family keepsake!

It's so important to me to take family photos with my twin daughters every 6 months or so when they are young because they are growing and changing so much. I used the Midnight Rooster July kit to create a keepsake wall hanging with a recent family photo.

First, I dry brushed cream paint on a piece of 12 x 12 scalloped chipboard that was part of an album. I used a piece of brown patterned paper by My Mind's Eye for the base and then I used a Fiskar's punch along a piece of pink patterned paper by My Mind's Eye as a border along the bottom.

I cut 4 circles from the October Afternoon patterned paper and then cut those in half and in half again and pieced the circles back together using one of each color. I turned up the edges for extra texture and dimension.

I cut part of my title from the Jenni Bowlin alphabet and placed it on an October Afternoon label sticker. I added my photo and the rest of my title.

Finally, I cut a piece of the fabric from the add-on kit and tied it in a bow at the top of my wall hanging. I added some pink tulle from my stash and tied it off. The resulting piece is bright and fun with a touch of shabby!

I'd love to see what you are creating using your Midnight Rooster kits! Be sure to link us up!

Until next time,


  1. So lovely, Jill!!! Love the dry-brushing and stitching on the background...gorgeous decor piece and great use of snippets from the kits!

  2. Love it! Intrigued with what you did with the circles! Will have to give it a try.