Wednesday, January 8, 2014

He's still my baby!


 
I had a little free time last week so I combined the gorgeous mood board challenge at Scrap Around the World with this fabulous sketch at Sketchabilities.

The mood board really made me think of lazy summer beach days and this photo that my daughter took of my son Jaime and I at a local beach on New Year. I don't  get many one on one photos with my older sons so this was a bit special and deserved a special layout.
I had a lot of fun with the background - spraying and masking. I used some washi tape and gesso to get the faint newsprint effect on the kraft cardstock. I piled on papers, Crate paper frames, a doily, Studio Calico journaling cards and other bits and pieces to make an interesting mat for my photo. I love the look of muslin on beach themed pages so I added a muslin bow - hey and look I even added flowers!!! (3 of them!).


For the stitching effect I was going to use my sewing machine but it refused to co-operate (time for a new on I think) so I dug out this old zig zag stamp and used that instead. It was so much easier than machine sewing and I really like the look too!


Have a great week whatever you are doing - enjoy the sunshine and the summer holidays if you are here in NZ.

20 comments:

Song Li said...

Beautiful page!! I LOVE the background you created and the yummy layering. Thanks for joining us at Sketchabilities :)

Sketchabilities said...

thank you for joining in our challenge over at Sketchabilities.

Lizzyc said...

Wonderful layout, love the photo and great take on the sketch!!

Kim Ewins said...

Love what you have created, Sarah!
Love all the elements and what a great photo of you and your son. Thank you for sharing with us at Scrap Around The World :))

carlies said...

Hey Sarah how wonderful you with your son.
love every details, awesome design.

Thank you for playing with us at Scrap Around The World

Eila Sandberg said...

Doesn't matter how old they are, they always treasure special time with their mum or dad and vice versa. Lovely take on our moodboard, looking just wonderful! Thank you so much for joining in with us at Scrap Around The World!

sue said...

Wow, Sarah!! I think this is one of my new favourites of yours!! That black and white with those colours are awesome!! And a lovely pic! Awesome take on our sketch at Sketchabilities :)

swewi said...

Awesome LO, and that is a fabulous photo! Thanks for playing along w us at Sketchabilities!

dlwidder said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the colors, textures, layering and masking! Thanks for playing along w/sketch #106 at sketchabilities!

langeatheart said...

What a great layout! You can feel the happiness. I love the masking and stamping you did on your background! Awesome take on the sketch! All the best! :) A new follower. Drop by sometime would love to see you! http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/

li-bee-ti said...

Such a beautiful beach themed page, Sara! great background work. I agree with you - the muslin does add a lot. Thank you for playing with us at Sketchabilities.

Gayle Price said...

Beautiful 'bold' page with lots of fabulous background detail. Thanks so much for playing along with us at SATW.

Keren Tamir said...

Sarah this is beautiful!! and love the photo too!! thanks for joining us at SATW!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Very lovely indeed! SUPER details!! Thanks for playing again at SATW!

Heather McMahon said...

Sorry to break the news Sarah but he's a baby no longer - lol! Love what you've created.

Alexandra Polyzou said...

SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PAGE!!!!THANKS FOR PLAYING ALONG WITH US AT SATW!

Erica said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!

elvira souza said...

Such a lovely layout!Thanks for joining us at Sketchabilities :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Great layout - and yes more flowers! On a roll!

dstandard said...

Fabulous page Sarah - love your background and your bold colors!

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