Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Young Woman

Hi Friends! I have not scrapped for a few weeks. It is springtime in the Midwest & that means yard work & spring cleaning. I love the change of seasons-but not the yard work or cleaning part!
The inspiration for this layout was a fantastic photo of my Mom in her youth. As I was scanning older photos to my hard drive and looking at the photo, I started thinking now that Mom is 88 years old, we forget that she was once young & vibrant with a whole life ahead of her to live & experience. The cycles of life really are just like the change of the seasons!
I used The October 2009 Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook that featured Webster's Pages Nature's Storybook. I think Websters Pages are beautiful... that being said I have a terrible time working with them! I know that everyone loves them & I agree they are great. They just really are hard for me to work with! So I dug deep & came up with this. I am not totally happy with the layout & probably will re-scrap the photo... I just needed to work with papers for my own self satisfaction!!!

I matted the photo with a deep raisin color paper from Heidi Swapp & added a punched border using a Fiskars Lace Border punch. I cut a leaf from the papers, inked the edges with Colorbox Chestnut Roan & added a couple small kit included Prima flowers. The small cameo came from a little box of charms that I purchased at local craft store.

I stitched around the border with brown thread for a bit of added detail. The title work is Thickers that I have inked with Ranger Raisin Alcohol ink to take away the shine & warm up the shade.

I punched small flowers from a Retro punch & placed them around the circle as a border, with alternating gem centers. With the same shade I placed a flower layer behind the Prima flower to just give it a little more interest.

The time piece also was cut from the papers & inked up a bit. I slipped it behind the flower with it kinda "peeking" out! All paper edges & photo was inked with a combo of Adirondack Cranberry, Distress Peeled Paint & ColorBox Chestnut Roan. I usually always use 2 shades with one as an accent.
Well folks, that does my Webster Pages Phobia!! I am not sure how fast I will be working with them again!! I DO LOVE THEM... just would rather look at them LOL
Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate your comments!!
Lynn :D

18 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Oh Lynn....this one is just Gorgeous!!! I love the rich warm colors and the flowers going around the LO!!!!

What a beautiful pic!!!! Your LO's are always filled with such great detail and demonstrate your love for this craft!!!

I know what you mean about the Spring cleaning and yard work.....I too am having a hard time finding time to create!!

Wishing you a wonderful day sweet friend!!

sue said...

Oh lynn its beautiful I adore these papers and have lots of them but I find I have to follow a layout kit to use them its strange isn't it but your page is fabulous please use them again x sue x

Cindy Gay said...

Lovely colors and borders. The photo is gorgeous.

**Treefrog** said...

Oh Wow Lynne I have finally decided to leave a comment for you. I have been a lurker on your blog for well over a year (you are in my favs) and a follower since last year. (That's when I started my own blog) But now I know how important it is to receive comments on your blogs so I just had to leave one today. I just LOVE your blog and ALL of your AMAZING LO's. They are all so beautiful and you are such an inspiration to me. I love all of your flowers you make and try to re-create some of them once in awhile but none compare to yours. LOL You are one amazing Ladie and thank you for having such a wonderful blog that you are willing to share with the the rest of us. I will be commenting from now on and if you ever get a chance stop by my blog and check it out, http://binkyblossoms.blogspot.com/ I would love for you to visit. Keep up the amazing Layouts, I love seeing them!
Theresa K

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

oh, so pretty!

Belle* said...

BEautiful -- I love everything you have done here. The photo of your mom is wonderful -- I can definitely see the resemblance between you as well!! I love all your flowers, they are just your signature touch!! It's funny--I just did a gift for my mother with HER photo, and I put little punched flowers all around her as well!!
Love love love this layout you have here Lynn!!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

This is a beautiful lo, love the color combo.

Vanessa said...

Hi Lynn! I can always count on your blog having something inspiring! I love the colors on this and I think it was a cool combo for the flowers! BTW, this is Vanessa from used to be "the Scrappy Teacher". I went back to an old blog that I had that seemed to fit me better(after a bit of a hiatus!). eclectionsofvanessa.blogspot.com

Cinnabon said...

Hi Lynn!

LOVE your layout, and wouldn't change a thing!!! I know how you feel, as I really struggle with Webster papers, even though I love looking at them! My latest LO *My little Girl all grown Up* was a real struggle, and I am not completely happy with it either!!! I guess we just gotta keep on trying!!

Starry said...

Hi, its my first time visiting your blog (a chance find!) I love your layout with your mom. I have been thinking a lot about my mum's pictures lately as she has just had a brush with cancer. I am so happy now to look at her pictures and create with them without thinking anything I do might be needed for her memorial.... she has been given the all clear and we should hopefully have many more years with her. So now I can create for mother's day without that little dark element in the back of my mind.
Your other layouts look terrific too. Enjoy your creating.

Delaina said...

A beauty of a LO Lynn!!!

Lynn said...

Another beautiful layout, such a lovely photo too.

Lynne said...

A truly beautiful layout and picture. I love how you have used the small punched flowers to outline the circle. Great colour combo. Lynne xx

Debbie said...

Beautiful layout! Love all the added details. Lovely picture of your mom. Good luck with the yard work, I'm right behind you doing the same!

Maggi said...

Oh Lynn, each layout you create is like a work of art. I could frame each one!

Tammy said...

This is so beautiful, Lynn!!!! Oh, I so love coming to your blog as I can always find inspiration. This really should be in a frame!!! Absolutely STUNNING girl!!!!!

~Christina~ said...

WOW...this is GORGEOUS :) :) :)

If you would be interested in giving a new challenge blog a try, I would love to see how it inspires you :) You can check it out at: Scrap It With a Song

Jane said...

I think this page is just gorgeous!!! the flowers and the photo of your mom...all your details are awesome!!!

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