Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Keeping Mummy Awake

This layout is made with a photograph that is nearly sixteen years old - of my youngest daughter and I when she was just a few weeks old, taken my my darling husband at around eleven o'clock at night.
I used papers from two pads I have from My Minds Eye, and also used some of the flowers that I have been making recently. I wanted to use a doily in a layout - don't ask me why... I think I must have just thought that it might look pretty, but chances are I won't be using them again (forty-nine paper doilies to get rid of then *lol*). Of course there's stitching - and Perfect Pearls to add little extra details. The cut out roses and butterflies are all from one sheet of Papermania's Henbury Lane collection, and for the butterflies I added little antenna with just a couple of stitches. The photograph has been distressed with a paint that I used mixing water colours (crimson and white) with some pearly children's paint I bought very cheaply at Tesco.  All the edging of the background papers and thephoto matting has also been 'tarted up' with the paint. I have a 'thing' about corners lately, and so I tried adding something a little different to the layout with a turned corner (decorated with the paint I had made) and torn surround. All the litle roses were touched up with the paint also, just to give them a little glitz.


Karen said...

What a stunning page - absolutely love all the details and stitching. I like the doily and that folded corner is beautiful.

Sian said...

You really are a bit of a technique queen Sheleen! I love the folded corner too

Anita said...

Oh my goodness Sheleen....I think this has to be my favourite layout of yours so far....its simply stunning work Hun and has such a lovely memory held in that photo! I love how delicate all the details are, how totally scrumptious all your beautiful flowers are all sat nestling together like that in their various hues. Your hand stitching, as usuual, creates the perfect finishing touch to your page( I SO wish I had your patience and eye for all things pretty) I LOVE using doilies Sheleen( they are so popular in the scrapping world at the mo and seem to be all over the galleries online) and I think yours looks so very, very pretty. I bet you use another one sometime soon...and I can't wait to see it! Failing using it on a page then I reckon you should make lots of lovely cupcakes and sit them on the doilies instead ;) LOL.
Warmest wishes Anita..xxxx