Monday, February 14, 2011

Innocence


Hello Friends!! So nice to have you visiting!  I want to thank everyone for your kindness regarding my mom & her passing...it means so much to me!  It felt great to scrap again... I almost forgot how, but it soon came flooding back!!
The inspiration for this layout was an awesome photo of my sister in 1968 with her little one! I really wanted to capture the innocence that was reflected in her face & my sweet nephews smile! Both so young & naive! I am in the process of using up my stash of supplies & have cancelled kit clubs until I manage to make a huge dent in my stash! ( So hard to to cancel.. but really needed to clear out some stuff! ) This was done using the remainder of the March 2009 LE kit from My Creative Scrapbook that featured the Bella Bella papers from My Minds Eye. They are some of my all time fav papers!!!
I doubled matted the photo & added a touch of ribbon & punched paper for some interest. The chip trees were purchased last year at the St. Louis CKC convention- I am uncertain who made them. I inked them with Ranger black alcohol ink & added little flowers punched with a EK Success punch with a pearl center. All flowers are inked with Ranger Distress ink... Broken  China, Worn Lipstick & Frayed Burlap.

The title work is Basic Grey Wilma raw chip also painted with the Ranger alcohol ink. I added a border of flowers & leafs to sorta frame the layout.
I laced the ribbon around the inner square portion of layout.  Then adhered pearls on the spots where the lacing was done. I used an ruler called a CTHRU Ruler made by Dejaviews to mark the spots for lacing!
A little Martha Stewart bird in flight filled that empty spot!!
Finally, one little layered flower in the photo corner for luck!!  I wanted to reflect innocence plus the change of seasons from late winter to very early spring. I hope I achieved that!!
Thanks again friends! I have missed everyone.  Big Hugs!!
Lynn :D
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17 comments:

April said...

Lynn this is beautiful! I'm so glad to see you online and also to see your amazing work again. I have found that scrapping can be great therapy for me and I hope it will be for you too. Prayers coming your way sweet friend. :)
- April

jacque4u2c said...

This is just gorgeous!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Lynn,, this is just gorgeous! Love the colors .... and how you used flowers on the tress. Plus the ribbon is fabulous! You haven't missed a beat!

sue said...

so lovely to see you back and I hope you are okay I have missed my inspiration just love that ribbon edge its beautiful keep going cant wait to see more x sue x

Lynn said...

Lynn,

This is so pretty. What a lovely theme. I have missed you and your work Lynn. Great to have you back. I know what you mean about using up old stash!

Lynn

Jocelyn said...

I agree this is just beautiful!!! I have missed and I am so sorry for your loss!!!

Prayers continue to come you way!!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Lovely! Ribbon and pearls get me everytime ;)
Such a dreamy photo.

Glad your back to crafting, it has been a life saver for me in the past....good therapy.
Love and *hugs*
xoxox
deb

Donna Spina Lebeduik said...

Awesome!

Justine said...

So nice to see you back! Another great layout.

Jennie said...

hi there Awesome LO!!! just wanted to let you know i have taged you for a blog award!!

Heather Jacob said...

gorgeous work here and so pleased you are scrapping again... love the colours and the design .. beautiful ... grief takes time and there is no time frame everybody is different and you need to remember to be gentle on yourself and wrap yourself in a blanket of love when you are feeling low ... take care .. big hugz x

bakscrap said...

So beautiful. I nominated you for an award. Come on over to my blog and check it out, BEth
www.bakscrapsplace.blogspot.com

A SASSY SCRAPPER said...

Hi Lynn!

Great LO....especially what you did with the ribbon and pearls! LOVE YOUR WORK, honeybee!!!

A SASSY SCRAPPER said...

Hi Lynn! What a LOVELY LO! What a WONDERFUL JOB you did with the ribbon and pearls idea!!! I've enjoyed listening to your music while here, too!!!! BIG HUGS....and THANKS for stopping by my blog! Patty

a sassy scrapper said...

Hi Lynn! What a LOVELY LO! What a WONDERFUL JOB you did with the ribbon and pearls idea!!! I've enjoyed listening to your music while here, too!!!! BIG HUGS....and THANKS for stopping by my blog! Patty

A SASSY SCRAPPER said...

Hi Lynn! What a LOVELY LO! What a WONDERFUL JOB you did with the ribbon and pearls idea!!! I've enjoyed listening to your music while here, too!!!! BIG HUGS....and THANKS for stopping by my blog! Patty

Nanne said...

This layout is breathtaking.. I love those trees with the single flowers and your ribbon trim around the photos matt is just gorgeous..
and I'm so truely sorry to hear about your mother..
Hugs
Nanné

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