Once Upon A...Sketch (OUAS)! This month's challenge is 'love' & how appropriate since February is known for Valentine's Day & love of all kinds in many parts of the world.
As mentioned in the OUAS blog--love comes in many forms. Love for your children, love for your parents, love for your significant other, the love shared between good friends...even the love you have for your pets!
Since I recently became a mom--I based my page on the love shared between a mother & her children. I can finally say I truly understand my own mother & her never ending concern for me. I'm 35 years old & she still worries about me when I go out late at night or when I'm late coming home from work. I never understood exactly 'why' since I'm no longer a child myself. However, with the birth of my son--it all just 'clicked'. He's barely 3 months old but the need to protect him from harm, the fear that something may happen to him, the love I have for him has no age limits. I truly do not see myself feeling any less worried for him even when he's 30 years old. The love a parent has for their children truly is something quite strong, unbreakable & with no limits.
So here's my take on the challenge & on Nadia's fabulous sketch!
I stamped several images by Prima onto transparencies with Staz On--cut them out and adhered them throughout my page. In this screen shot you see a butterfly & gazebo.
I used a deep edge punch by Martha Stewart called "Wild Flowers" for the border seen in the background. I further decorated the images of the punched border with glittered brads, Lavender Stickles & acrylic paint dots.
The base for my entire page is actually a 12" x 12" Acrylic Sheet by Clear Scraps. The corrugated board seen in this screen shot is behind the acrylic base. This card board can be removed & the page takes on a completely different look.
I also did a bit of hand stitching along the top & bottom borders.
Clear Scraps. This would be the XL Hearts.
I punched a couple of holes into the bottom of the acrylic heart with my crop-a-dile & thread a bit of yellow & purple tulle through these holes. The tulle peeks out from underneath the bird's nest.
In this screen shot, I adhered one dark purple ribbon on top of a wider sheer lilac ribbon. I then adhered it to my page with a bit of a 'ruffle' to it to give it more dimension.
The title is by Dusty Attic. I simply painted the chippie with purple metallic acrylic paint. In person, this title has a bit of a shimmer to it.
"A mother holds her child's hand for just a short time. But holds their hearts forever..."
I printed the quote onto a transparency, cut it out & adhered it to my page with a bit of clear dry adhesive.
As always, a big thank you to those who stop by for a visit. Your visit & comments are always very much appreciated.
Make sure you stop by the OUAS blog and check out the other DT's take on this challenge--& do play along if you have the time!
Have a great rest of the week.