Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Mothers Love Layout - The Scrapbook Store

 I'm back with another layout for The Scrapbook Store, using the Carta Bella Traditions paper collection.  The background was created using the Mini Cubist template by Crafters Workshop.  The Scrapbook Store stocks a large range of these gorgeous templates, in both the 12" and 6" square - they can be found 'HERE'.  There is a vast amount of creative ways to implement these template tools into layouts, which include using Gesso, Texture Paste, or even Gelatos

My layouts normally are 'full', so I am attempting and stretching my comfort zone at the moment and trying a minimalist appearance.  It may not seen minimalist to some, but to me, the above layout is pretty bare.  I so wanted to keep adding bits and pieces!!  LOL  I discovered the below sketch #234 on the Creative Scrappers Blog. The sketch seemed a perfect layout to 'attempt' my minimalist attempt, so I entered the challenge!
The photograph is my Mother and myself.  Actually, this was taken on my first birthday.  We were visiting my Aunt Shirley and Uncle Lofty (Fathers side of family) - their house always stank of beer, it was awful.  I had a 1st birthday party, and apparently threw the largest wobbly to man-kind over the cake.  Yes, there is a photograph. 

 I can see Jesse so much in 'me' in this photograph.  I always thought he was a spitting image of his Dad, but I'm pleased to announce that I am 'there' in looks, even if only a little.  It is amazing how little smiles, and gestures can remind you of a relative of some sort.
 Well enough from me for today... for more inspiration, do pop in and visit The Scrapbook Store Gallery, and you still have a little time to enter the challenge too!
Sandie

Materials:
Available from The Scrapbook Store
Champagne, Kaisercraft Pearls
Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Pearl Brads
Cheery Lynn Designs, Fanciful Flourish, Circle Stackers, Judy's Blooms, BAF #2, Small Leaves 2.
Zutter Distress It All

16 comments:

Helen Tilbury said...

A lovely layout Sandie! I love your stencil work!! It is barer than usual - still lovely but I personally love your more is more approach :)

Christina C. said...

Gorgeous.......magnificent layout!!!
Love all your special touches!

Chantelle said...

I LOVE this page - really nice work and such a special picture :) The stencil work is very effective.

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

Beautiful delicate and smooth!!!

Margyz Paper Games said...

This is beautiful Sandie, love the stencil. Your layouts, whether they are minimalist or full on, are always spectacular. And again, the story behind the photo is lovely too.
xoxo Marg

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is so beautiful Sandie. A special photo and gorgeous detailing.
I love the colours and shapes

Hugs Sue

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, an other beautiful addition to pages featuring your mum! This is going to be such a stunning keepsake! Just gorgeous!

Kim Price said...

This is such a stunning page Sandie. I love your vintage shabby style so much.

Kim Price said...

This is such a stunning page Sandie. I love your vintage shabby style so much.

Lizzyc said...

HI.. This looks beautiful Sandi! I love the design and the colors are soft and pretty, precious photo too.. I love the back ground details also.. the little flowers on the flourish are so sweet also! I hope you are having a great week!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Stunning and sweet page you have made.
byebye,Lean

juscrap said...

Gorgeous page! hugs

Kelly Foster said...

Such a beautiful page!! I love the hanging tags, and the subtle masking on your background. very nice!

Keren Tamir said...

This is so beautiful. I love this layout!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Really lovely page Sandie! tee hee good that you have proof of some of you in Jesse too :)) Cute little tags! xoxo

Nicole Doiron said...

This is such a beautiful layout... theme, color scheme, design, elements! Everything on it is perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative Scrappers!