Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Way They Were - Layout


This lo is about a young couple, my dear parents. The photo was taken a short period after they got married, and as my mom says: before she even conceived my eldest sister...
My dear Dad had passed 13 years ago and I miss him a lot. My kids know him only by stories and photos.
I think this particular photo is so so romantic. I love the way my dad looks at my mom, and the gentle touch between them. I printed the photos in sepia colors, and in 2 different sizes. I've put the small ones from both sides of the larger, each with only one of my parents, so it symbolizes the fact that a couple is made out of two individuals.

I love the chain of flowers and buttons around the photos, as if it embraces them. It also goes nicely with the frame made of doily and the circular title, that says in Hebrew: "that's how it all begun"

The chipboard in the lower part was inked on the edges with distress ink, the same one I used for all the distressing over the lo - tea dye. The sentiment is rub-ons and it states the place & date the photo was taken.


Take a look at these two lovely flowers: both are selfmade. The larger was made out of a lace ribbon, and the smaller was made out of leftover stripes of this lo's dp - not throwing anything...

Speaking of no throwing anything, the title chipboard was made out of used cereal box and the letters were inked with distress ink. Recycling, isn't it?...


Did you notice the cute little rose on the corner? it was made with mask technique. I love how it came out.

As for the challenges, I'm entering this lo to the following:
music inpiration - "just the two of us" - #127 scraping the music
new beginings  - #40 die cuts dreams (mine is the begining of my family)
masking - scrap & stamp
eyelet - #22 kraftin' kimmie stamp (on the tag in the right corner)
circles - #12 pixie cottage challenge
layout shopping list - buttons, b&w photos, circles, patterned papar background, large monogram - #12 craftastic
vintage - one stitch at a time; #12 lots to do
inspiration - #81 etsy inspired challenge - the colors of this pouch are so vintage look, just like the colors of my lo
inspirational coffee - SSHP24 (the colors of this lo are those of coffee, cream etc.)
favorite technique - #16 fab'n'funky (mine is distressing and self made emballisments
make your own flowers - #31 la-la land (not for the prize... just having fun with your challenge)
mom's the word - #15 pixie dust studio

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to pop over tomorrow - I'll post my mini blog candy...

בדף המעוצב הזה שמתי תמונה של הורי, זמן קצר לאחר חתונתם ובטרם נולדו הילדים - זוג צעיר מאוהב. אבי נפטר לפני למעלה מ-13 שנים ואני מאד מתגעגעת אליו. הילדים שלי מכירים אותו רק מתמונות ומסיפורים.
את התמונה הדפסתי בשני גדלים שונים וצבעתי אותה בצבעי ספיה, להעצים את המראה המיושן של התמונה. הדבקתי את התמונות הקטנות משני הצדדים של התמונה הגדולה כדי להדגיש את המסר שזוג נוצר משני אנשים נפרדים.
יש בדף הזה מיחזור - הכותרת עשויה מקרטון של קופסת קורנפלקס, ויש גם פרחים מעשה ידי, הקטן מביניהם עשוי מרצועות שנותרו כשאריות מהדף המדוגם ששימש בסיס כאן.
אני אוהבת את האופן שבו שרשרת הפרחים והכפתורים יוצרת מעין חיבוק לתמונות. היא גם משתלבת יפה עם המעגליות של מפית התחרה והכותרת המעגלית.
הורד העדין בפינה השמאלית התחתונה הוחתם בשיטת המסיכה, לפחות השיטה הפשוטה מבין אלו שקיימות.
אני אוהבת את המראה הוינטאג'י הרך של הדף הזה.

תודה שבאתם להסתכל! אל תשכחו לקפוץ גם מחר, אני אמורה להעלות את המיני קנדי שלי.....

42 comments:

Tracey said...

stunning! i love this....the vintage appeal is WOW! thanks for another stunning entry at the Shoe!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful tribute to your parents - love the sepia tones! Thanks for playing at PPA!

stitchy said...

What an absolutely beautiful card, wow, what a true inspiration of true love...awesome..thank you so much for sharing it with us at OSAAT...

Stitchy xx

Pamela said...

This is beautiful!

TesaB said...

Li-bee ti!!!! You are one amazingly talanted woman! This page is fantastic - love this vintage looking beauty! Love all the techniques and elements used - the distressing, tearing, inking and WOW the flowers you made!!! You go girl!!!

my5bratz said...

very nice, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

crafty creations said...

What a beautiful layout and a touching subject

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx Hilda

Ellen said...

this is beautiful, what a nice tribute to your parents.
I love those flowers you made with the lace.

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous LO loving those beautiful lace roses

Kristy said...

This is incredibly sweet! Wonderful look! Love what you did with the corner! Thanks for playin with us Dollies! :)

Mummylade said...

I'm so glad you joined the DCD challenge this time and good luck.

Sarah said...

Thanks for joining us again at OSAAT, with another beautiful card, good luck in draw
Sarah xx

Gina said...

This is just beautiful and the story behind it makes it even more beautiful. I love how you arranged the two smaller photos behind the larger one. Thanks for playing Twisted Thursday with us at S2G. 

sam said...

This is lovely. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT
Sam x

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at OSAAT with your great LO in our Vintage challenge - great composition! Cheers Claire x

Spyder said...

lovely layout!! Thank you for joining OSAAT's challenge, 'hunt' out the next challenge that starts tomorrow!!
(Lyn)

Graziscrap said...

Beautiful LO. Loved it!!!

CJ said...

awesome card....you did an awesome job....thanks for joining the OSAAT challenge....good luck......be sure to check out next weeks blog challenge...it is going to be fun....
i have become a follower and would love for you to join mine...
big
hugs
CJ
cowgirl up stamps
http://stampenwithcj.blogspot.com/

Queenie said...

Totally gorgeous layout i love the vintage feel you have going!!!
Thank you so much for joining in with us all this week at Creative Inspirations and good luck.
Hugs
Tracy
xxx

de said...

This is so beautiful! I can see and feel all the love that went into creating it! Thanks so much for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeee the flowers!!! Thanks sooooooooooo much for playing along with Scrapping The Music! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

sam said...

Many congratulations on being in our top 3 this week hun. Don't forget to pop by and pick up your badge.
Sam x

Jeanet said...

Wow..a beautiful Layout!
Loving all the gorgeous details!
Thank you so much for joining STM!

Linda Elbourne said...

The lace roses look fab!

Lilacanglia said...

Beautiful!!!
Thank You for joining us at Character Cafe this week,
Hugs
Angie

Elena said...

Flowers that you created look so gorgeous!
Thank you so much for joining this week's challenge at La-La Land!

Dragons Lair Designs said...

Congratulations on making Top 3 at OSAAT.

Hugs Janette
Stamping Dragon Designs

Daphne said...

Stunning vintage piece!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow! Look at all the texture and details on this creation. So soft and beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

Risa said...

What a beautiful layout and story ! I love your use of flowers and buttons...very pretty!
Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!
hugs
Risa:)

Jana Weaver said...

Beautiful page. Love those flowers you've created, and the story is so lovely!

Sandra said...

What a great memory that was caputured in those photos!! Thank you for playing with the Pixies

Kendra said...

This is beautiful! I love the row of flowers and the colour scheme and that pic is so romatic... I love that era. Thanks for playing along with us at TCC this week :)

ANAT S said...

כמה יופי.
אני כבר מחכה לדפים נוספים שלך
כמה מקוריות ויצירתיות.
התענגתי על הפוסט הזה

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! This is really gorgeous!! I just love the colors you've pulled from the photo and I adore your layout with all the pretty flowers!! :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!!HUGS

Rachel said...

WOW!! How Gorgeous!! thanks for joining us this week at The Character Cafe!! hugs,
Rachel

לימונדה said...

הדף מקסים. איך חתכת את האותיות מהקרטון קורנפלקס כ"כ מדוייק?

לימונדה said...

תודה על הטיפ לאותיות

Maureen said...

So pretty - love all the flowers! ~Maureen, La-La Land Crafts DT

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is really beautiful! I love the lace and the buttons! Thanks for playing along with the EtsyInspired challenge this week!

Kelly said...

Oooh this so gorgeous, what a romantic picture too.
Glad you could join us at The Character Cafe this week.
Kelly

Anne said...

A great LO! Beautiful colors. Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne