My oldest son is definitely a Daddy's boy. He is big into sports, dirt, cars, airplanes, Star Wars, and pretty much anything highly masculine. But, he has a soft spot for his Mommy (don't most boys?) and every once in a while, I catch it with my camera - what I call the "Mommy smile," because the only person he gives it to is me. When he was 3 and now at 7, this hasn't changed, and thankfully, he hasn't quite figured out how to use it to his advantage!
This page is all technique. I started with a cardstock base and had mixed too much glaze for another project in the works. Rather than wash it all down the drain, I figured I would paint it on the paper and see where it took me with this picture as my guide. After the paint, I did some heat embossing (behind the photo) and then added some washi tape. I also thought that the edge was TOO white, so I grabbed some distress stamps and ink and went to down there. I wanted to bring in some more metallic, so I grabbed a zipper from my sewing drawer and tried to figure out how to work it it into my page. I glued it on much like one would do with the butcher's floss and it's sticking so far! LOL! The actual zipper pull is held on with a glue dot. And then, to bring in more of the red, I added the buttons.
I really love how this turned out. It looks way cooler in person than it does in the photo!