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9 November 2011

Ribbons of love

This photo is not the best, the colours aren't really right. It definitely looks much better in real life!
The latest challenge at Get Picky is a photo inspiration challenge. As well as being inspired by the photo you also had to include some fabric somewhere on the layout. I chose to use a couple pieces of lace. The photo made me think of flowers which in turn reminded me that I wanted to do a layout using a quote I found online somewhere about mothers. A while ago, after finding the quote, I asked my Dad for some photos of my mother and amongst others he sent me was one of my Mum with the flowers in an Auckland garden (Botanic Gardens?) during one of their trips to New Zealand. So, long story short, this challenge seemed like the ideal time to scrap that photo and use that quote!

I used a whole lot of papers and embellishments from my stash. I'm trying to be good and not buy too much new stuff and use up some of the old things. So, I really can't tell you where anything came from. The background is a piece of purple patterned paper (from which I cut out the centre - after all, you can't waste it under another piece of paper!). On top of that is a piece of white Bazzill cardstock and then another piece of a different purple patterned paper. 

I once again used several of my cutting dies to make embellishments. The doily/medallion embellishment in the bottom left hand corner was made from a small daisy, layered on top of a cut and fold flower, layered on top of a decorative doily, and all held together with a white brad. I put together a stick pin with a small bag of beads, etc. from a Stampin Up friend, and attached a metal Mother tag that I received from a friend in the US for hosting a swap. I had a short piece of flower lace which I cut in half then stuck down along the left and bottom sides of the layout. I then stitched a small yellow bead to the centre of each lace flower. 

I printed the quote: "Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart" onto a scrap piece of yellow gingham paper. The font is called Bleeding Cowboys. I found a few yellow hearts amongst my embellishments to go at the bottom of the quote, as well as a couple of purple ones which I stitched on top of the yellow lace. 

The butterfly I cut out with my favourite die from Marianne Creatables (LR0115). I actually cut it out of the packaging for some tea samples I got in the mail. It's very glossy, cardstock weight paper with lovely swirls of yellow and pink. The spray of flowers is made up of small flower sequins which I attached with yellow and purple brads. 

The whole thing didn't quite turn out as I had imagined, but I'm not disappointed with the result.

Till next time, happy days. 



Chantal Vandenberg said...

That trail of flowers is so pretty and you have really incorporated the colours on your layout well! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Get Picky! :D

Leanne said...

Fabulous! I love the colours you have chosen!! Thanks for playing along with us at Get Picky..x