Saturday, February 2, 2008

Miracle?











I think most of you had been wondering what happened to me as I've not posted for a week already. Well, I had some very stressful few days. Therefore, I've taken this chance to scrap the feeling that I've been having for these few days. As from the layout, you all would have guessed that it has something to do with Chloe.
She had just made a miracle come back after we're on the edge of loosing her last week. That's why I've named the layout "Miracle?". The reason I chose this light and soft colours is to reflect my feelings now as I'm all calm and peaceful after a miracle had happened to my little girl.
I've heat embossed the huge circle with some silver embossing powders. As for the background, I've done some light masking to add some depth to it. All the swirls and circle are hand cut.
To add some dimensions and texture to the page, I've added a huge flower and layer in the center with a white cardstock. To add some bling to it, I've used some sequins. I've also soften the page using some felt circles which I've hand cut and some sheer ribbons too.
Since I've used such light colours throughout the page, I have to add some spice to it by using more blings. I've added some crystals, pearl and even a temporary body tattoo to it. Everything on the photograph are all hand doodled.
As for the tag, it's actually a normal metal edge tag with a vellum center that you could get at any scrapping stores but to add some colours and pattern to it, I've attached a piece of pattern paper from the back of the tag. The layer of vellum on top helped to filter the colours on the pattern paper to give a softer effect.
I've painted some chipboard letters for the title and added a rhinestone for the "i".
This had been a great therapeutic layout for me. I'm so thankful to all my friends that had helped me to pray and have us in their thoughts during these difficult times.
Sources: Cardstock: Provo Craft, Ink: Tim Holtz's Distress Ink, Brilliance and Memories,Rub-ons: Urban Lily and Bo Bunny, Stamps: Hero Arts, Brads: American Crafts, Stickers: The Paper Loft, Others: Zig pens, uni-ball signo gel pen, Sequins, Crystals and rhinestone.

28 comments:

Dawn said...

Absolutely Beautiful!! I love the lacing! Another amazing LO Irene!!

AgilityIG said...

Gorgeous - so glad that Chloe is doing better!!

Tesa said...

It must have been a terrible week for all of you and I'm so happy everything went well. We are so voulnerable when comes to our children.

You've done such an amazing work processing this. LOVE the colors and the feel of ease in mind and heart, and the amazing beauty of it all. Give Chloe a BIG hug from auntie Doc!

Sharon said...

I LOVE this LO, it is stunning!!

You have put tremendous effort in to it.

I don't know you or the story about your daughter (I came here after seeing your layout in UKS) but hope that it all goes weel for your little girl - she is very cute.
x

ddcdragonfly said...

Love the LO ... sending prayers and hugs for Chloe!

Ying Pang, said...

Your LO is very beautiful, heart-work:-)) Hope that Chloe is healthy and happy now as well as you, don't worry, everything is fine:-))Pray for you.

Anonymous said...

Irene, how beautiful!! Know what I really like about this one? I like how much pink you have added to this! I really like how this has a light hearted feel with the lighter colors, gives it a lighter more airy feel; if that makes sense? LOL. I LOVE the flower, just beautiful and the lacing over the circle to the tag. The details, as always, are just awesome! I certainly can feel the love in all of your masterpeices! But I know this one is EXTRA special... makes me want to just scoop Chloe right up and lay a big ole smoochie on her! mwah! very lovely my dear! both the lo, you and chloe! :O) Nina

{b r a n d i} said...

Wow....this is breath-taking! Gorgeous work.

LaY hOoN said...

You and your family really faced such tense situation in last week.
Luckily the hard time had past.
Wish all the best to your family in this coming New Year.
Happy Chinese New Year.

kathj said...

so sorry to hear that chloe was ill/having difficulty. I hope everything is ok now. The LO is beautiful and has given me some insperation for a very special project I would like to do.

Heather said...

wow, i am so so sorry to hear what you went through. I am a huge fan of your art and love to see everything you do. God be with you and your Chloe.

Anonymous said...

Lovely as always. Hope you're doing allright now. Beautiful photo of your beautiful little girl.
Sending you all of luck and happiness from my side of the world
/Heléne (lillakez)

lindschick said...

Glad things are better with your little one, hope you are both taking things easy. Gorgeous layout, I love it all but particularly the ribbons.

~KRISTY~ said...

JUST GORGEOUS IRENE,LOVE ALL THE DETAIL & THE BLOOM IS STUNNING!

Jenniepennie said...

So glad to hear she is ok! And that you are feeling calm.

Your design, as always, is poetry. Thank you for inspiring me.

Colleen said...

As usual a beautiful layout. And so glad your little Chloe is doing pretty. It is never easy when our children get so sick.

Erika said...

Hi...i am Erika and i live in Italy. I have just found your blog right now...let me say that you are a genius! I love your works, they are full of original ideas! I'm sorry for what happened to you and happy that now it's all right.

Suzie said...

So much detail in this Rene one can see the love that it grow from. Suzie

ulrika_m said...

Wow, this layout is absolutely amazing! I love all the details and the colours, this is the best layout I have ever seen! You are such an inspiration!

inara said...

I love this layout!

Jenny said...

So beautiful!!!

Stephanie said...

The first thing I noticed was how light this LO was. How airy. I'm so glad your darling daughter is doing better. I'm also glad you had your artwork to get you through it.

paru's_circle said...

fantastic LO.. hope your dd will be fine soon! there is nothing more precious than our children in the world

Danisha said...

Sorry to hear that you went through such a hard time. I had been wondering where you went to.

I am glad to hear that whatever it was seems to have worked itself out. Our children are our hearts as mothers right!?

Beautiful LO as always, so full of detail, I can look at your work for days!

Danisha

Cris Lopes said...

Fantastic!

Stine66 said...

You make som FANTASTIC Lo's

betina said...

I love your style, so many details

Sandy x said...

wow, this layout is just sooooo beautiful, its no wonder you are inspired by your beautiful daughter!!!xx

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