Friday, May 9, 2008

A Mother's Pride & Joy












This is my latest therapeutic layout. I've been working on this layout throughout the night for about 5 hours. Things just don't seem to slow down and going in the right way at my end. Therefore, as a therapeutic measure, I've scrap this page hoping to dedicate it to all my readers who are moms or moms to be. Most importantly, it is also dedicated to my mom. She had been hospitalized with an emergency bypass surgery. It's just such a sad moment to be having all these things happened when Mother's Day is just round the corner. Anyway, I do hope that all mothers could feel at least a little love through this page.
Anyway, here are the steps t this layout.
1) I've used various stitching techniques to stitch on this page. As mothers do reminds me of one who always stitched up old clothes or quilt for their kids, I've decided to go all crazy on stitching in this page. I've used the two-tones zig-zag and cross-stitch stitching techniques here. I've added glass beads to it too.
2) I've also create a masking of a semi-circle on the bottom of the page.
3) I've used a grungeboard letter "a" on this page. I've first inked it using my sponge and later use a black soot distress ink pad to directly rub on top of it to raise the textures.
4) I've used some cranberry, oregano, expresso, meadow alcohol ink to create a marbled effect alcohol inked glossy paper. Later, I've cut out flowers out of it in two sizes. A good and kind friend of mine had cut the flourishes using her cutting machine and sent them to me. I've lightly inked them before attaching them onto the layout.
5) I've used the scissors technique and some inking to distress all the tags, photograph and the pattern paper.
6) I've attached a piece of inked paper doiley underneath the flowers and flourishes.
Lastly, I wish all mothers a very Happy Mother's Day!!!!
Sources: Card stock: Bazzill Basic Papers, Pattern Papers: Basic Grey, Ink: Ranger Alcohol Inks, Tim Holtz's Distress Ink, ColorBox, Stamps: Making Memories, Autumn Leaves, Stickers: Phrase Cafe, Brads: MakingMemories, Others: Grungeboard, Zig pens, uni-ball signo gel pen, vellum.

17 comments:

Julie said...

Oh wow so love all the layering and work that has gone into this.

Stine66 said...

Wonderfull LO . Hope your mom is getting better. I wish you a good weekend.

iza said...

hello irine,
love ur lo as always. Its so creative.Love the details, the tecgnique.u def inspire me girl..

nancy said...

Absolutely stunning...You put so much detail and care into each page. It's breathtaking.

croppin carla said...

This is just lovely! I cant imagine all the time it takes you to do a lay out with all of the details that you put into your work, it would take me days...
Hope your mother is doing better.

heidi baldini said...

OM~LORD WOMAN!!!! You have out done yourself!!! What a masterpiece!! I don't even know where to begin my compliments!?!?!?
Suck detail. what a wonderful pic of you & your little ones! LOVE LOVE your beautiful inked flowers,the stithing is awesome w/ the little beads!!! FAV!! AMAZING!!!!

heidi baldini said...

I'm glad to hear your moms doing better {{HUGS}}

Scrapbook Junkie said...

Stunning LO and techniques. Your attention to detail is awesome! Thank you for the inspiration.

Morag x

Kristina said...

Wow, everything you make is so unique. And the details!! I'm speachless. :)
The layout is beautiful.

AgilityIG said...

PT - this is gorgeous!!!!!! I just love the pic of you and the kids - great shot!! The colors are fantastic and I LOVE LOVE LOVE those flowers!!!!!!

Jamie said...

this is amazing! the stitching and beading the beautiful, and the flowers, wow! are those my flourishes? they got to you quick.

leasanders said...

Oh so beautiful! Happy Mother's Day!

michelle said...

Breathtaking !! happy mothers day Irene and my thoughts and prayers are with your mum for a speedy recovery !!

iza said...

hello irene,

happy mom's day to u.have fun.
: )

Donna said...

I just had to say thank you for sharing this amazing page. I can see all the love that you put into it and am so greatful that you shared it with all of us.
My prayers go out for a speedy recovery for your mom.

LaY hOoN said...

This is really a gorgeous page.
Pray for your mom too.

Happy Mother's Day !

dutchbird said...

This lay out (again) is gorgeous! I just love your style!

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