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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March My Pink Stamper's Design Team Post

OK, so this month our challenge is to do a scrapbook page.  This is truly a challenge for me.  You all can look through my blog to see how many lay outs I have previously done.  NONE!!!  I have made a 12x12 frame once, but that was it.  Then to add stamps to a lay out!!?  Robyn makes everything look so easy!!
So I made this layout using a picture of my kids that my mom had.  I loved the black & white photo set on the brown tone card stock.  This pic is about 6yrs old (4 & 8 - now 10 & 14).  When I saw this pic & was going through my MPS Stamps, I found the perfect sentiment stamp for this pic in the More Faithful Sayings Set.  (It's hard to get pics of my kids actually looking like they love each other - LOL)
Since I don't scrapbook I painted & distressed a 12x12 canvas & adhered my lay out to the canvas.  It was funny b/c my mom didn't want me to take her photo.  She wanted to keep it in the frame that she had it in.  When I showed her the finished project she asked if she could keep it.  LOL - that was my plan all along!!!
Closeup of pic & stamp:
The following pics are closeups of the flowers with a characteristic that we want to instill in our children.  All of these characteristics also came from the More Faithful Sayings Stamp Set.
True:  We want to instill truth & always want our children to be true.

 Knowledge:  We want to instill the knowledge of right & wrong & of course for them to embrace the opportunities for education that they have.
 Grateful:  We always want them to grateful & appreciative for everything that they have.
 Integrity:  We want them to have all of the moral & ethical principles that they should have to be honest & sincere.
 Humble:  We always want our kids to be humble in everything they do.
The polka dotted scalloped oval in the background is from the Imagine stock images & colored with the Imagine More Cart.
Flowers are from the Accent Essential Cart.
I tore & distressed all of the edges.  I used distress inks & gold paint.
For the canvas, I painted it with brown paint.  I used Crackle medium then painted with antique white paint.  I then used several colors of distress ink, walnut stains, brown paint, antique white paint, & gold paint.
Thanks for looking. Questions & comments are always welcomed. Lori


Shauna said...

WOW, I love how you used the stamped and how everything is aged. AWESOME!

Alannah said...

wow it is beautiful! I have been wanting to do something like this

Helen said...

This is beautiful!! Great job :)

Tanya said...

OMGsh.. You did a SUPERB job!! Love the details!!! I bet your mom was tickled pick to get the picture back like this!!


Court said...

THIS IS SO fantastic Lori!!! I just wanted to stop by and say so! :)

Nisson Family said...

LOVE your LO! The colors are amazing and those flowers are amazing! I've never made a LO before either but mine is much more simplistic. Love all of your detail. :) Fabulous job!


Maureen Reiss said...

Your LO is gorgeous!! Love all the distressing!!

Angela said...

Lori, You did an amazing job on this layout. I love how you put it on the canvas and distressed everything. Great job.

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Maria said...

I love what you did. I'm sure your mom will smile every time she looks at it :) You should make one for your self now :) I love making layouts on canvas, then you can enjoy them all the time instead of having them tucked away in an album....

Amber said...

THIS IS GORGEOUS! I love the vintage look to it and that little spash of color with the stamped tags it beautiful! I love all the details and those flowers are stunning! Great choice of stamps!! I'm sure your mom will be proudly showcasing this beautiful LO!

readysetstamp said...

I'm loving the vintage look and the colors!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Cristi said...

Oh this layout is absolutly BEAUTIFUL!!! I really love all of the detail, those flowers are gorgeous!!!! I love all of the inking too. Oh I wish I had that much talent!!!!!!!

Edna said...

Beautiful, I love the vintage feel and the flowers are fabulous :)

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous, Lori! Tfs!

Krystal said...

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CarrieAnne said...

This is fantastic, I am inspired by your painting on canvas with your layout. Just lovely and your kids are cuties.

Scrapbook Storage said...

I actually completed a similar album like that a few days earlier, nevertheless this style absolutely looks charming! I just like the way the elements are presented on the page! The colors work great for your theme, and that totally gives me plenty of terrific tips to use!