Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I Am Here To Live Out loud

Hi Friends! The inspiration for this layout is a photo of my Mom taken in June 2009. As many of you may remember my Mom was very sick in the spring... and a few months later she looked fantastic!! She is 87 ( soon to be 88) & is an amazing example of "living out loud". I used the June kit from My Creative Scrapbook that featured the Lily Bee "French Couture" papers. I thought the colors worked wonderfully with the pic!
This was also my first attempt at sewing on a layout! I know many of you do this on a regular basis.... but I had some HUGE fears to overcome! You have to look close... I have stitched around the layout on the printed paper! /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ :D

I cut a couple scalloped edged papers to place under the photo. I then inked the edges with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. It has to be on of my fav's in the Distress Inks line. I matted the photo to match the ribbon & distressed it with Walnut Stain ink. The title is kit included Pink Paislee "Captivating" chipboard alphabet. It had quite a bit of letters. That is a fairly long title & I still have leftovers for another layout! The bling flourishes are from a double pack Zva Creative self adhesive crystals. I placed them in a mirror image to use as a base to the photo!

The flowers were really easy. I cut then using various dies & papers from the kit plus card stock used in layout. The leaf & fern punches are both from Martha Stewart. I folded the leaf down the center & ran the fold over the ink to give it the leaf vein. All flower layers were inked with both Walnut Stain & Spiced Marmalade! The flower centers are brads from Creative Imaginations & came with the kit. I added some bling around the border, a few scattered small Retro punch flowers & wahhhhlaaah .... done! It was such a joy to do this layout of my Mom!!
I want to thank everyone for visiting! It is so nice to share with my scrappy friends!


Kris said...

Wow what a lovely photo of your mom! Your layout is beautiful, and way to go on the stitching! :)

Julia said...

Love the layout of your Mom! She is beautiful and I am so glad that she is living life out loud after her illness. Good on you for doing some stitching Lynn!!

Angie ~ Scrap'n'art said...

Hi Lynn

sorry I havent been around for awhile been flat out!!!

Gorgeous dedication page for your mother and the flowers look amazing, hope all is well at your neck of the woods, hope to catch you soon.

Until take care of yourself and each other.

Mwah Angie xox

Sandi Clarkson said...

wow, what a great layout and I just adore that title!

Maria Elena said...

Awesome layout !!! The best part of all is that your mom is live to show her !!!!!

Shell said...

Beautiful LO Lynn, love the colours and the title. Ive left a little something for you on my blog.
Shell x

Dragonfly Treasure said...

So pretty! Glad to hear your Mom is doing well!!

Maggi said...

Your mother is a beautiful woman! Another gorgeous layout, I just love your stitching!

Sandy said...

Stunning...your page is amazing as are your flowers... I always love to see what you have I am a flower nut are a true inspiration...thanx for that!

Jocelyn said...

Oh Lynn...this is PERFECT!!!! I love the title....the colors and detail work on this LO is awesome...You inspired me to go to work on something today!!!!! Have a great day sweet friend!!! :-)


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