Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mother's Day theme layout (Hero Arts and Creative Type)

Title: To be a Mother

 
This page came about serendipitously. I was working on a "Mother's Day" theme page for the Hero Arts prompt, and while web-surfing on scrapbooking challenge sites, I found the perfect quote at The Creative Type by one of the design team typists Judean.  She also used this quote on her amazing layout: 
"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother."- Lin Yutang
Loved this quote so much, as it perfectly speaks of my greatest joy and accomplishment in life - to be a mother.
Techniques:
I've used the Circle Lace wood-mounted stamp By Hero Arts on the bottom of the page. I stamped with acrylic pint using a foam brush to apply a thin layer of paint on the stamp surface (making sure to wash the stamp quickly as the acrylic paint dries quickly and may ruin the stamp). The large lace pattern on the top of the page is achieved by temporarily adhering a doily and using a stiff stippling brush dipped in acrylic paint. The doily here acts as a mask. The page is also sprayed with a white Glimmer Mist (By Tattered Angels). I thought the mist will be more opaque, but the effect was more of a transparent sugar-coated veil of shimmer. The blue flower was accented with glitter using Stickles by Ranger Industries. The pink flowers I made myself using a small flower punch and pearl flower stems from a florist supplier. The white plaster flower detail was antiqued with gold mettalic rub-on cream paints that I applied with my fingers.
The vintage photo frames are digital. After I printed the photo with this effect, I cut away the white portions of the photo paper background (because the frames are at an angle, it does not print as a perfect photo rectangle). I distressed the photo edges with an edge distresser.
Thanks for looking at my Shabby Chick creation!

12 comments:

Agneja said...

oj, Irma, koks grazus skrebukas!

Remini said...

koks mielas darbelis :) ir gėlyčių taip saikingai panaudojai ;)

Zivile said...

Labai gražus ir šiltas. Labai neįprastas išdėstymas! Bet kad ir sakai, jog čia cukriukas, man jis vis tiek su pipiriukais ;)

Miele said...

laaaaaabai dailu.. ;)

Leja said...

ka parasyti... ilgai ziurejau, tiesiog grozejausi...kaip befantazuotum LO erdveje, o meno gyslele ir taisykliu zinojimas, na, turi buti! Perfect!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the flowers and the vines!! and thanks for the love on SIS...I appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Irma said...

Ačiū visom už nuoširdžius žodžius. Pamiršau paminėti kad šį darbelį pagrinde įkvėpė ši citata:

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother."- Lin Yutang
Iš visų moters teisių, nuostabiausia yra būti mama.

Joyce said...

awesomely pretty

Illy said...

Your page is so sweet... I love the result of the masking with the doily

judean said...

yay, I'm glad you found inspiration in that quote as I did! Your page is gorgeous!

judean said...

ps don't forget to upload your page to the gallery:

http://thecreativetype.ning.com/photo

Sara said...

gorgeous layout!

xo