Thursday, January 10, 2013

Always Follow Your Heart - The Scrapbook Store

 Hi Everyone,
January is fast disappearing so thought I better get some blogging completed.  My DT kit from The Scrapbook Store this month, included the 7gypsies Postal Collection, and some wonderful elements - I certainly adapted the paper colelction to my style, and had a wonderful time in creating. 

Before I go any further, I will be doing my blog give away hopefully over the weekend.  Due to a little confusion in 'who is following', I will have to do the draw a little differently, as I have individuals who also follow via email as well.  So, I will print all the names out and get my son to pluck a winner.  I am sorry for the delay, time has managed to get away on me.

Also, The Scrapbook Store's challenge has been rolled over to the end of January, so you still have a chance to enter - pop on over to the Gallery!  The sketch, is below for those that would like to enter, with a great prize of a $40 voucher to spend in store, with free postage
My layout is of my son Aaron, who has accomplished many wonderful feats in his life, that medical practitioners said he would never do - (he has segmental, spinal nerve atrophy).  He fought so hard, to just be like the other children and he won.  He's now a young man, and still plodding along and not letting anything stop him from achieving his goals.
 I used a Mini Mister to spray the paper's edges with plain water, and manipulate the edges in a way I was happy with.  Just have to be careful that the paper does not tear, though that certainly adds to the character anyhow. 
Texture and a little dimension were added using the Donna Downey Mask DotsGlimmer Mist, and  Distress Ink were added to age the papers.  
 Manor House Creations flowers, some  Poppy Stamps dies, and The Scrapbook Store flowers.      
I had a left over piece of chipboard from another creation, from Imaginarium Designs, so added this as a title (worked well).  I coloured the chipboard using acrylic paint, then used a pen to create the dots, and Glossy Accents over the top to seal and give a gorgeous shine. The Scrapbook Store Floral Design chipboard is such a pretty design, and I coloured the same way, though brushed distress ink over the side edges to age.
Lots of lovely crinkles, and layers of paper....and some hand-drawn stitches
 I'll be back soon,
Enjoy your day
Sandie

Materials:
Grid, Document, Numero
7gypsies: Tag Envelopes
7gypsies Tag (been in stash for a long time)
Poppystamps: Meadow Leaf, Gentle Leaf
Heidi Grace: Words and Borders
Firefly, Kraft, Suede, Tattered Leather,  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist & Chalboard
Prima Marketing: Donna Downey Mask Dots
Manor House Creations: Flowers
Making Memories: Note Worthy
Walnut, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Crop-O-Dile, Eyelet, Adhesive
Acid Free Pen

22 comments:

Gitte said...

Wauw what a awesome layout. I love all the details you have on it.

Sandra said...

This is beautiful Sandie and a huge congrats for your layouts in the latest Australian Scrapbook Ideas.

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic LO Sandie!! I love the way you have crinkled/manipulated the papers, such a brilliant effect! All the layers and embellishments are so beautifully arranged too! Totally love this!!!

Margyz Paper Games said...


What can I say? This layout is gorgeous. Love the treatment you gave the edges, very unique. You always produce such beautiful work, Sandie. ox Marg

Sonia said...

Absolutely stunning layout my dearest friend:) Your son is Adorable :))
The embellishments are gorgeous as always:)
Big hug,
Sonia

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is so beautiful Sandie. The photograph is gorgeous and I think that the love and admiration you have for your son shines through with your design. The colours and details are just wonderful
Hugs Sue

Adriana B said...

wonderful layout Sandie, loving all the creases in the papers, great layers and textures :)

sandi said...

Wow! This is such a jaw dropper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love, love, love everything about this! Stunning!

Christina C. said...

You are an amazing artist, Sandie! I am blown away by your creativity. You have done an outstanding job showcasing that sweet picture of your son.....thank you also for sharing that heartwarming story!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Stunning page lovely layers and such a sweet photo.
byebye,Lean

Cindy Gay said...

I love this! Beautiful paper crafting.

Linda R said...

WOW! Another amazing LO. I am loving it.

Hugs~

Naomi Edwards said...

Beautiful Sandie as always..I love the depth that the wrinkles gave your layout! Thanks for sharing how you did it...you have me wanting to do a scrapbooking page with everything I have learned from you..I haven't done one in sooooo long! mmm?? Maybe the weekend? We'll see! I love all the elements especially the flowers with all the sprigs of them! Colors are magnificant! Your complex with frogs is too halarious!!! I near fell off my chair reading your comments on my blog and Google + hahaha Hugs

Jan Rankine said...

Fabulous Layout Sandie

Lizzyc said...

HI Sandie, this layout is beautiful in every way.. the story behind this dear boy is one of courage and the strong colors certainly embrace this idea.. love the distressed edges,as life certainly can get a bit wrinkley!!

Lisa S. said...

Kudos to your son for persevering Sandie! This LO is wonderful and for so many reasons. Mothers truly are "the keeper of the memories" and your children will have so many lovely things to cherish. TFS and big hugs to you. Sorry I missed the candy, maybe next time lol.

Jasmine S said...

Gorgeous gorgeous. I just love those papers and love the distressing and details.

Naomi Edwards said...

I had to drop back in and thank you for the comment explaining Gesso to me!! Thank you very much, I already put it to use.

Vicky Alberto said...

so fabulous!

Denise van Deventer said...

Awesome, awesome layout! I love the paper distressing and layers! Wow girl...just so loving your work! ;-)

Ania Z. said...

Wow, Sandie! Amazing page!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Oh wow Sandie - your work is so inspiring! Love the swathes of pleated paper - just dreamy!