Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Genesis - new beginnings for Scrap That Poetry and another happy mail

I've made this lo for the challenge over Scrap That Poetry, where the poem for inspiration was "The rock cries out to us" by Maya Angelou. What a meaningful poem! There was also a sketch provided to work with, created by Heidi:

At first I thought I'd use for this challenge a photo from our last trip, but then I decided to use this photo of my eldest, 4 days after he was born, for the inspiration drawn from the lyrics about give birth, new beginnings. Giving birth to my boy was the most powerful experience I've had in my entire life.
Throughout most of the pregnancy, there was an Israeli song that was playing in my head over and over again, called "Genesis". Especially I love the lines that says, in free translation: God had been mercy at dawn, and he gave you to me, for guardianship (pardon my very un proffesional translation...). My boy loves this song deeply (no wonder... ).
And so the title in Hebrew is "Genesis", and the journaling is that special line from that song. I also wrote most of the lyrics as a frame to the dp.
I wanted this lo to match a previous lo I've done, with another photo of my boy that was taken the same day. Here is the previous one:
I tried to keep most of the elements. I love how it turned out.
And I'm entering this lo also for the following challenges:
song inspiration - #73 allsorts
handwriting - frosted designs
DIY embellishments (the flower was made out of fabric) - #133 cute card thursday; #40 polka doodles
use acetate - #54 just us girls (the journaling was hand written on a vellum)

And look what a fab gift I got from my bloggy friend Maritha:

Such  beautiful candlesticks! Great decoration for our Friday's eve dinner table.
Thank you, Maritha, I was so excited and happy when I opened the envelope!
Thanks for stopping by!

דף עם תמונה של הבן  הבכור שלי, 4 ימים לאחר שנולד. לאורך כמעט כל ההריון התנגן לי בראש השיר "בראשית" בביצוע של שרון עזריה, ובמיוחד השורה "אלוהים היה רחום עם שחר, ולמשמרת נתן הוא לי אותך". את המילים של כמעט כל השיר כתבתי מסביב לנייר המדוגם, ואת השורה הזאת כתבתי עם עט ג'ל מטאלי על דף וולום. השתדלתי שעיצוב הדף יתאים לדף קודם שהכנתי עם תמונה שצולמה באותו יום.
תודה שנכנסתן להסתכל!


~amy~ said...

Great layouts!!!

Lisa Kind said...

What a beautiful story! I love your layouts and how you used the vellum to write the sentiments! Thanks so much for playing with Just us girls!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

BEAUTIFUL lo's!!! Loveeeeeee the buttons on that second one and loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the candlesticks you got! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Terrific pages! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

TesaB said...

Wonderful layout, gorgeous colors, loooove how you made a photo corner out of buttons and great way to journal!!!

all the days of our life said...

Love it!!!!Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

Andrea M said...

What lovely layouts!!!! THose candle holders are fantastic!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! We appreciate your support!!!

Unknown said...

beautiful layouts! love the color combos you used ;) thanks for joining us at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!

scotspanda said...

such lovely layouts, great pics

thankyou for joining in with the musical fun @ Allsorts

Amanda xx

Rose said...

what a beautiful page to preserve such a wonderful memory

Tip Top said...

Beautiful! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Gorgeous LO's. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.