Monday, May 21, 2012

I Love You More - Updated

I finally got a new layout done! It has been weeks since I have scrapped or even felt like scrapping - I totally lost my scrappy mojo for a while dealing with the flu that went through our house! I decided to take advantage of our long weekend and play along with a few challenges - the Once Upon a Sketch May Sketch, the Scrap for Help May Challenge, The Color Room Scrap That! May Special Edition Palette, and the Scrap it with a Song May 17 Challenge! I also used my Scrap That! May Kit for this layout - I just love the gorgeous Prima "Nature Garden" papers!
I flipped the sketch 180 degrees for my layout. I did lots of layering for this layout using Prima's "Nature Garden" collection papers - I also added in a doily and two old envelopes. The envelopes are for the Scrap for Help challenge - but I love how they fit in with the postcard motif in the papers. I used a Martha Stewart deep edge punch for the punched strip along the right side of the layering. All the papers are tool distressed and I used Distress Ink in Antique Linen on the edges of the papers. *I had originally left off the banner and then decided that the Layout needed that extra element and added it in -- I'm glad I did too! Here is a close-up of the banner.*
I used a Dusty Attic Skeleton Clock, which I embellished with Prima flowers and Prima wooden ticket. I painted the clock with gesso, let it dry and then inked it with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I wasn't happy with the clock so I then inked it with Distress Embossing Ink and used Distress Embossing Powder in Old Paper on it.
The journalling theme at OUAS was "Mom" - so I decided to focus on my feelings about motherhood. The lyrics from "In My Life" perfectly describe how it feels when you become a mother - the feelings you had about every other relationship/thing in your life pale in comparison to what you feel for your child. I printed the journalling on my printer and cut it into strips and inked it with Distress Ink in Antique Linen. I used Prima Alphabet stickers for the title. Here is a close-up of my journalling/title:

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!

Materials Used:
Patterned Papers: Prima "Nature Garden" collection - Pixie, Meeting a Fairy, Primrose, Fairy Godmother; Bazzill - green cardstock; Recollections - white cardstock; Wilton - Doily; Prima - Flowers, Wooden Ticket, Alphabet Stickers; Twine; Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Embossing Ink, Vintage Photo; Gesso; Distress Embossing Powder - Old Paper; Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page - Double Arches Craft Punch; Fiskars Ultra Thin Glue Dots; Zots - Small; Memory Tape Runner XL.


17 comments:

Jasmine S said...

Such a precious photo and your page is just beautiful. Thanks for joining in at OUAS :)

Nicolle74 said...

Gorgeous layout! Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a song!

Natalie said...

This is such a gorgeous page
Thanks for playing along with Once Upon A Sketch
xxx

KellyCreates said...

Soooo beautiful! Lovely distressed layers, and that photo is so tender and sweet :)

Carla said...

Absolutely gorgeous page! Love the layers & distressing. Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Scrap it with a Song!

Lynn said...

This is exquisite. I love all your layering and the elements you used. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap It With A Song.

Melania said...

beautiful work, so sweet Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Scrap it with a Song!

tiffany said...

such a sweet and stunning LO!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Scrap It With a Song=) Tiffany

Bente Fagerberg said...

Beautiful tribute to motherhood.
Your layout is gorgeous!Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

sandi said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful, beautiful lo! That pic is so sweet as well. Tks. for playing along with us!

Lean said...

So sweet beautiful page!

Georgia Heald said...

Just beautiful Sarah, I love the whole vintage feel and what an adorable photo. Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS =)

Andrea Slee said...

Beautifully done!!! Fabulous distressing and banner! Love it all!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous page!!! Thanks for playing along with us at SFH! :D

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Stunning page! I love how you embellished the chipboard piece. Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!

ms.schwiet said...

impressive FOR SURE

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

Gorgeous page!!! Thanks for playing along with us at SFH!