Sunday, April 27, 2008

Flavor Of Love

Today had been a very emotional day for our family. My husband has to fly to overseas for a short business trip for a week. Ryan had been so emotional and just couldn't take it. He missed his daddy from the moment his dad step out the door. This is a layout that he actually requested that I do it for him to dedicate it to his dad who I believe is still in the air. He hope that his daddy could see it when he is able to get online. He just wants his daddy to know how much he loves him and want him to come home soon.

The steps to this layout are as below.

1) I've layered a few pieces of pattern papers and later did some reverse masking of two big circles to create a more layered look.

2) All the pattern papers and the photographs had been distressed using the scissors technique.

3) I've used an alcohol inked glossy paper to stamped the flowers and flourishes and later cut it out to get the cool marble look on it.

4) The small piece of square on the upper right corner is actually an embossed card stock which had been inked with distress inks. To further distress it, I've also added some sprinkle of water on it.

5) I've hand drawn and cut out the huge "F' for the title and later painted and stamped on it. I've added some glossy accents to it to get a glossy dimensional look.

6) All the clock images are stamped. Two of them are stamped on grey crafting foam and another two on pattern paper and card stock. I've added a layer of white felt for the crafting foam clocks to give a softer look to it. The clocks actually resembles the time that Ryan has to wait for his dad to come home.

7) The journaling box are actually stamped and attached to the layout using foam adhesives for more dimension.

8) To finish up this layout, I've added some doodling and rub-ons all over it.

Sources: Card stock: Bazzill Basic Papers, Pattern Papers: Paper Pizazz, Ink: Ranger Alcohol Inks, Tim Holtz's Distress Ink, ColorBox, Staz On, Emboss It and Memories, Rub-ons: Heidi Grace, Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Impression Obsession, Norsk Stempelblad AS, Art Warehouse, Heidi Swapp, Brads: The Paper Studio, Queen&Co Others: Zig pens, uni-ball signo gel pen, acrylic paint, glossy accents (Ranger Ink).


Marsha said...

That is so sweet. I bet Ryan is delighted. I hope the week goes by fast for him.

Autumn said...

That is sooo adorable! I'm sure Ryan loves it!! His dad will be home before he know's it! Great song you chose also :o)

Audra aka Ready Set Distress said...

Irene, this is beautiful. I love the pics of the 2 of them. What a phenomenal job!

Marsha K. said...

OMGosh PT - I have to say this is probably my FAVORITE LO you have done yet!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pics of Ryan and his papa. Precious to the max!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, a friend of mine gave me your blogaddress and I just peeked in.
As I am a huge Tim Holtzfan, I really love the way you distress and use alcoholinks on your lay-outs!
your lo's have such a warmth.
I really like it!

Glenda T. said...

This is just so pretty, love all the clocks! Thanks for playing with us!

Margaret said...

Wow girl another amazing layout. He is going to love it.

Anonymous said...

this is sooo amazing! I love hte monochromatic feel with the pics its beautiful! I love the clocks and the sayings **sigh** another beautiful LO created by a super talented artist!! Just say no to pod scrapping! lol

Dolores said...

wow this is gorgeous, thanks for playing

michelle said...

wow this is another fabulous design and so inspiring !!

dragonflys said...

omg irene what a beautiful layout love how you did the clocks and what priceless photo's.
the colours are stunning and what a awesome job on the flower and flourishes.

Carla said...

AWWWW that is just so sweet. Your son is adorable. The lay out is just stunning!

Mescrap said...

Ryan is so cute.. he must be missing his dad so much. Hope the 1 week will pass faster for him.

Anonymous said...

Hi Irene,
A friend passed me your blog and asked me to "check u out" ... so here I am.
I must say your work is amazing!!! So beautiful and your talent is awesome.
God is good to share you with me so I too, can learn :)
I'm a scrapper too and I'm delighted with your generosity and openess to sharing your skills.
May the Lord bless you with even more creative ideas so we too, can benefit from your blessing :)
God Bless

tamara said...

Wauw i love your work.You're a great inspiration.

Iris said...

The LO is beautiful, I love the clocks !

Ruth Philps said...

I love how you have used the clocks to represent the time Ryans dad is away...what great symbolism!

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS!! LOVE the flower & flourish part of the design! Wish I could just spend a few hrs w/ you in person so I could SUCK up all your teachings!!!!


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