Thursday, March 7, 2013

Perfect !


My husband took this photo of me and my little ones one holiday morning as we lazed in bed. I love these weekend/holiday mornings when we have time just to enjoy being together. I remember times like this with all of my 6 kids and now they are even more special as I know how quickly these years will pass.
The challenge theme at Once Upon a sketch this month is 'weekends'. This photo was a great fit for this theme. The papers that I used here are from the Teresa Collins recent new collections.  I really went to town with the distressing on this page - sometimes I just need to tear, ink, spritz and scrunch, it is very therapeutic! I piled up lots of scraps of paper, tags and even packaging to make my photo mat. The 3 of hearts paying card was a great find (our 3 hearts together :) and the tiny little house is my newest purchase from 'Prima' (thanks Scottie crafts!). I cut out the heart doily on my Cameo. I really love this little doily and I have used it a lot on recent pages. Thats the great thing about the Cameo once you have purchased your design (for 99c or less usually) you can use it over and over again as often as you wish!
Now for a close up of that gorgeous circle frame:


It is manufactured by 2Crafty chipboard. I painted it with the new Tim Holtz distress paints (they are so easy to use, dry quickly and make a perfect finish!). When the paint had dried I lightly rubbed silver metallic paste over the edges to give it a distressed look and inked the perimeter. Finally I coated the whole frame with clear crystal kindyglitz and attached it to my photo.
I journaled on the journaling card and also added a bit more detail for my cildren to read in later years on a tag slipped underneath the photo.
Hope you have time to try out this one yourself.

14 comments:

Miae said...

Beautiful page! That is such a sweet photo and I love the chippy you used to emphasize it!

Lizzy Hill said...

Know JUST how you feel with just wanting to go completely OTT sometimes...& you do it sooooo well:):) LOVE those tags tucked behind & I'm DEFINITELY going to go Silly...& yummy wee house...LOVE this one, right up my alley:):):)

Lauren said...

Love the messy colour theme and all the tags.

Стокли said...

Nice way to draw attention to the photo with chipboard.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Awww sooo cute!!! Love the cozy feel to this! Love the chipboard like that framing the photo.... so cool!

Leanne said...

very therapeutic work indeed! LOL! another gorgeous LO and very cute photo!!

Heather McMahon said...

Sarah I love your work so much that I have awarded you a Lebster Award! Please see my blog.

Cathy said...

Such a gorgeous page Sarah.. adore all your beautiful layering and details and what a sweet family photo!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS!

Lizzyc said...

Oh wow, this looks so lovely, the colors and papers are so calming and the photo looks gorgeously full of love! beautiful layout!

Svetlana Austin said...

everything is surely perfect about this LO - the perfect moment that your husband turned into a perfect picture and then your perfect LO you created with this photo! it is quite different from your normal style but is is stunning!

Leeann Pearce said...

Hey just wanted to say how cool your pages are just been peeking thru a few... love you backgrounds and layers full of colours totally awesome!

Kelly Foster said...

This page is amazing!!!! I could stare at it forever..so much dimension and layering, fabulous. So glad you joined us at OUAS!!

Salla said...

What a cool page, I love the colours and there's so much to look at!

glorygirl said...

The layers and misting are blowing me away!!! LOVE this page!

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