She Is My Lovely Little Lady: Mixed Media Journal Layout

Little Lady

I don’t know much about little girls, except they like dolls, pretty dresses and have over-exaggerated responses to situations beyond their control. As the mother of two boys, I have found the difference between the sexes astounding. My boys, compared to some, are pretty low key in the energy department and when it comes to things not going their way, they just roll with the punches. I never remember having fights over fashion accessories or how I combed their hair. My little lady on the other hand likes to do it all herself. She is obsessed with shoes, bracelets, baby dolls and combing her hair. She always wants to use my drab and very old hair brush despite having a cute mini mouse brush, that is just her size in hot pink. And many Sundays, I have to throw up my hands in resignation when she chooses shoes that don’t match her outfit or screams like a banshee while I attempt to bring some semblance of order to her wild mane.
Despite it all, I am learning to increase my patience, control my responses and be a bit less rigid in my expectations. Parenting is so different with each child, it is like experiencing it all over again for the first time. And since my baby loves being girly, I am going to love every minute of it, enjoy dressing her up when she lets me and choose my battles wisely.

My little fashionista is wearing her favorite bright red shoes and notice all those bangles on her wrists…I mean toys. Who says you can’t make toys fashionable?

Creating The Journal Layout

I have another layout in my daughter’s art journal. This picture was taken more recently on her second birthday, a few months ago.
You can see the other layouts if you click on the links below:
She Is My Blessing Child
A Life Time of Photographic Memories

The background colors are with PaperArtsy infusions and I embossed with StencilGirl stencils, Art Deco Borders and the Decorative 6-Petal Flower Screen.

A chipboard circle and feathers were painted black, stamped and embossed. Skeleton leaves, thread, and items from my stash were used to embellish. I sprayed, stenciled and embossed a handmade envelope which was used to hold hand-written memories from my daughters birthday party.

Challenges Entered:

That’s Crafty: Going Round In Circles

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Simon Says: Flower Power (Stenciled Flowers)

A Inky Mess:#20 Anything Goes

12 thoughts on “She Is My Lovely Little Lady: Mixed Media Journal Layout”

  • I always wanted a daughter, and finally got her in the form of our dil and granddaughter – your boys sound like mine were, so I consider myself getting off easy in that department! Love your layout – thank you for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  • I think girls would be hard to raise, but what do I know? I was a big tom boy, climbing trees, building forts, and racing my boy’s bike with the other boys in the neighborhood. Although there were girls who lived nearby, I was uninterested in dolls, tea parties, and dress up. Looks like you have a very girly girl, and she knows what she wants. I’m sure you will look back on these years as she ages and appreciate how you had to learn patience. Of course, you really need to wait till she reaches her teens. I bet she will be a real heart breaker!
    This is a fabulous spread in your latest journal, and is as layered and feminine as she is.

  • Oh Kate I just loved reading this post (and before I go on, your LO with that adorable photo and stunning textures and colours, looks amazing).
    So I have just returned from Australia visiting my two granddaughter (5 and nearly 4 years old) and I pretty much recognize everything you describe!! They are just like your adorable little one! My DIL lets them pick their own clothes in the mornings (except for school days) and I so recognize everything you describe, it made me laugh out loud! I had two boys with a girl in the middle, and she was much more of a tomboy, so all of this was also a revelation to me….
    Your journal page like I said, is just fabulous and now that I am back home again, I really look forward to visiting regularly again!

  • Your little lady is gorgeous, and she has a mind of her own. The journal pages are beautiful, this book will be a real treasure. From an earl age my daughter picked pink, frilly and feminine as her style. Some little kids just know what they want and scream till they get it! Hugs, Valerie

  • This is absolutely fabulous, I’m impressed! Lovely colors, details, texture and pictures, Amazing spread! Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  • Your sweet little lady is adorble Kate and obviously has a mind of her own. I had two boys and, like yours, they were really easy going as they were growing up. I always longed for a daughter but it was not to be, and now have the next best thing in my lovely granddaughter. I had to smile reading about your little girly girl. Bet she keeps you on your toes.
    Your journal spread is gorgeous! Wonderful colours and textures and I adore the little envelope!! Have a fabulous day! hugs xx

  • Really gorgeous creation and thanks for joining in with our circle challenge at That’s Crafty! Wishing you lots of luck.
    Fliss DT x

  • I love the beautiful colours here – and what delightful photos of your little girl – both on the page and in the post. I have to say I never enjoyed dolls or pretty dresses, so it’s not necessarily the whole gender (!), and the joy is that she’s clearly allowed to express that growing personality freely, whatever direction it takes her in.
    Alison x

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