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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Mother

 I was planning on doing a layout about my mom this mother as it is Breast Cancer Awareness month and this is what claimed her life. I noticed that over at Once Upon A Sketch that their sketch this month was about a woman/girl in your life. I can't think of anyone who has influenced me more than my mom. At the same time I saw the gorgeous Mood Board over at Swirlydoos and fell in love with the beautiful pink dress and flowers so I thought I'd enter it in both!
 
 This is my beautiful mother. She was eighteen at the time and this is my favourite picture of her when she was younger. She was always so classy. I remember when we were little my mom and dad and friends would go out for Sunday walks and the women wore high heels! Always dressed immaculately and looking so elegant!
I used Maja Design's Sofiero collection for this layout. Seeing as this collection is no longer available I wanted to save it for something special. I can't think of a better layout to use it on. I wanted to show that it was the Sofiero collection so I die cut out a small square with the name on it. The lace is from Prima.
I traced a mask over the paper then cut out the pattern. I backed it with the gorgeous rose paper. I then used the same mask and used a different flower and went down the side with fibre paste. I love the texture that fibre paste gives you!
The title speaks for itself. American thickers Alphas.
 
I used some Liquid Peals and did some masking along the top. I also used some plain moulding paste and went along the top of the layout with a different mask.
 
My flower cluster. I made a lot of the flowers in this cluster, I tend to do this on pages that have great meaning for me. I want that little extra touch. The rest of the flowers are from Prima and the leaves from Dusty Attic.
A better shot of the Sofiero label.
This is the sketch from Once Upon a Sketch that I used as my template and
this is the gorgeous Mood Board from Swirlydoos kit club. Look at that gorgeous dress! I love pink. The heart, the dress and those gorgeous flowers in the jar were my inspiration for this! 
That's it for now. Hope you enjoyed! All the best! :)

9 comments:

  1. Simply sooo soft, elegant and very, very pretty....I think you have captured your Mum perfectly on this page, from what you have said about her! LOOOOVE the shine the Liquid Pearls give...the flowers are delish & that pattern cut out of the paper is really, really amazing....thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS this month:):) And if you haven’t already done so, you can link this to our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page for a chance at our special FB prize!

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  2. Oh wow - your mother was really beautiful! What a fabulous page as a tribute to her. Wonderful!

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  3. Oh wow...so soft and elegant and special! The lace and details are just so pretty! A gorgeous photo of your Mom too! Absolutely love this one! ;-)

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  4. What a lovely photo of your Mom and you have really done it justice with this stunning layout. Love the lace , the pearls and the blooms

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  5. This is such a heartfelt page! Love the soft elegant touch befitting a true Lady! Thank you for playing along with us here at OUAS this month!

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  6. How exquisite Pam! And that mood board is really amazing!!

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  7. great layout...your mother looks so classy

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  8. So very beautiful and such a wonderful tribute to you Mother! Love the textured background and all the beautiful blossoms!

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  9. Oh Pam!!! What a gorgeous tribute page!! Every detail is perfection!! Your mom was so beautiful (you look so much like her) !! xo

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