Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mother - OUAS

I created with this sketch at "Once upon a sketch" challenge 
you have only a few days left to enter here is my take. 

The photo I have scrapped has a bit of history, it is a copy of a very old photo of my grandmother with 3 of her young children, the baby she is holding is of my Mother. 
Taken in 1940, my mother was only a few months old.
My grandfather took the original photo with him when he was fighting in WW2.
We don’t have many photographs of the family, so this is so special to all of us.  It is a bit damaged, and you can see the creases in the photo. I must take it to a place where they can retouch it and bring to back to its original details.


Journalling reads

“Mother’s hold their children’s
hands for a short while 
but their hearts forever”

With the flourish and tulip corners chipboard I painted with
Gesso and added glossy accents on it.
with the alphas I painted it with white paint,
then stamped a Prima script stamp with light grey ink
and inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink.

The layout is based on a Sketch from the talented
Nadia from the Imaginarium Design Team and also from
the challenge blog ‘Once upon a sketch”.

OUAS Blog site here   Once upon a sketch

Imaginarium Designs website

Imaginarium Designs chipboards used here are
Alpha capital letters  IDAUC0001A
Long swirly flourish (cut in half) IDFL0005
Small numbers sheet IDN0002
Tulip corners 4 per sheet  IDC0005

Other materials used
Prima flowers & leaves & wooden clock face
Meg’s Garden paper – Forget me not P6305
                                     Meg’s Garden paper - Butterflies & Blue FMN P6304
Paper doilies, Vintage lace, cardstock, tags,
ribbon, inks , vintage paper & music sheets.
Thanks for looking and have a good day :)
cheers Adriana XX


Lizzyc said...

wow! this is stunning.. and I love the photo the way it is but yes I can relate to why you want to get it fixed up a bit.. beautiful papers, gorgeous bunting and flowers.. what a precious layout.. love it!

Lizzy Hill said...

Have to second the other Lizzy:) I love how you've used grey with the browns & what you've done to the alphas...just divine:):) Very special LO:):)

Marelize said...

What a wonderful photo to have Adriana! I love your take on the challenge. Such a precious memory. :)

Gayle Price said...

Beautiful page, Adriana, and what an amazing and very precious photo. Love the colours and the warm vintage feel you've achieved. xx

Jasmine S said...

Just beautiful. I love your mix of papers and the touch of purple and wow, that photo is just fabulous. I love that it has the creases and vintageness in it. Gorgeous work. Thanks for joining us at OUAS :)

Heather Jacob said...

love love love love this ... you have poured so much passion and love into this page .... sooooooooooooo super duper awesome and full of magic x

Shona said...

this is just so gorgeous..amazing colors too

Cathy said...

Gorgeous page Adriana.. love how you you've used Meg's papers and your vintage photo is fantastic!! :))

Unknown said...

soooo gorgeous!!! love it!!

Marilyn said...

Wow!! Gorgeous page, Adriana!! love the vintage photo and your colour and embellishments are awesome!!
Wonderful work!!

Eila Sandberg said...

What a precious photo! love the creases, they add to the feeling of the whole page. Really wonderful use of the papers from Meg's, gorgeous colour scheme and details. xoxox