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Feb 2, 2013

A Mother's Love Layout

Greetings fellow scrappers!  It's time for another challenge over at 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!
Here's Nadia's sketch & what I based my design on.
I stored my journaling in the tag seen inside the kraft envelope.  My journaling is meant for my son's eyes only.  I hope he'll enjoy reading all of these little messages I have for him within my pages!  I've been making many of these lately...

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 love these mini spools!  They really add just the right little touch to these pages.  I wrapped a bit of thread around them & linked the two spools with the same thread.

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.

The flowers are a combination of mulberry paper flowers & fabric flowers.  The fabric flowers I found at my local craft store in the clearance bin for $1.00.  What a great bargain & the color scheme was perfect for this page!

The large acrylic heart is also by 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.
The border of the acrylic heart was colored with alcohol inks.  I used a combination of Purple Twilight & Sunshine Yellow alcohol inks.  I then spread a bit of clear dry adhesive with a thin paint brush all along the edge of the heart  & sprinkled some Diamond Dust on it.  This was the end result.  I was going to leave the heart without the Diamond Dust--but I wanted the heart to stand out just a bit more without being too over bearing--so I decided to go with the Diamond Dust.
All of the ribbon used on this page was kindly sponsored by Scrapbook Fantasies.

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.
I found this quote online & found it to be perfect for my page.

"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.


Nadia Cannizzo said...

oh yes! Dont we all " get" our mums when we have children of our own. You are so right.. the worry never leaves. My eldest is 6 years old and I can say I worry about her more now that she is out there in the world (i.e grade 1 LOL) then I did as a baby. Someone told me once when I had just become a mum that you don't stop worrying for your children from the moment they are conceived till the day you close your eyes, and even in the after life. How so true. I can never see my concern wavering.. This is a gorgeous layout too. LOVE LOVE the way you use colour. The picture is just perfect and I loved reading about all the details you have included on your work. Thanks for you valuable contribution at OUAS and enjoy the baby days.. they go SOOOOO quickly.xoxo

Sandra said...

Kay I totally understand the love and concern that comes with having babies, I overheard my own daughter saying to her 16 year old 'nanna still worries if I'm out or driving on the roads when its wet so its normal for me to worry about you.' We certainly do follow in our parents footsteps. I truly love your page and its one to be treasured.

Elena Olinevich said...

You are difinitely right Kay, when I gave a birth to my daughter more than 6 yers ago, I felt so deeply what my mother told, did for me. It was at the same day when it happened.
Gorgeous work as always and so many eye-catching details

Cindy Gay said...

Lovely photo and layout!

Kim Price said...

What an amazing layout this is. Just love this Kay

Dianne said...

Absolutely fabulous work you do congats to for being asked to Authentique papers you'll be a great addition......

Zeneva said...

Stunning layout! Love your colours and all the details!

Sherri Caramico said...

Kay! CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful little baby!! Sending you wishes for much happiness and many blessings with your new son! :)
The Layout is just lovely - beautiful work as always!