Friday, December 20, 2013

Gift X 3

Edit: Top 3 at Frosted Designs

Star Witness at CSI!

This week's case file at CSI has a wonderful sketch by Emma Stafrace and a beautiful pallete. Here's case file #102 from CSI:
After having a snow storm all week, half the time with no heating except one electic heater, I wanted something sunny, warm and pleasent for my layout. So no gesso, modeling paste, mists, etc. this time!
The photo of my sons was taken about 1.5 years ago, on a trip to the Dead Sea. 
My clues to solve the case were:
Scheme - all 5 colors used.
Sketch - changed it a little to fit my one rectangle photo, but otherwise kept it pretty close to the sketch.
Evidence - a bird, gold accents, dots, leaves, small dots, circles, solid background.
Testimony - my  journaling is on 2 hidden tags, with the tiny green brads and tiny orange leaves, underneath the pp. I used IW 'give', 'love' & 'true' (truly) and I wrote about a figurative gift X 3: the gift of life I gave my two sons, the gift of pure happiness they give me, and the gift I gave each one of them, having a sibling:
"On a certain point of my life, after failing to find my 'Prince Charming', I decided to give myself the greatest gift of all - to give birth to you. I gave you the gift of life, and you give me, each and every day, the gift of happiness. Immediately after giving birth the first time, I knew I would have another child. Even though you both always fight each other (and breaking my heart with that!), I truly and strongly believe that I gave each one of you the gift of having a sibling. I know that deep in your hearts you know that too. I love you always and forever. Mom."
It also goes for the 'my favorite things' challenge at Frosted Designs (love that song!) - I used roses, brown papers, string (baker's twine), cream colored cs, wings (the bird).
I used Echo Park papers, Purple Pumpkin fabric buttons, AC brads and foam alphas, skickers (long forgotten!) and flowers from my stash.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

Thank you for taking the time and visitng my blog. I appreciate every comment you care to leave me.
אחרי שבוע בסערת שלג, כשברוב הימים לא היה לנו כלל חימום מלבד תנור חשמלי אחד, רציתי משהו חמים ונעים לסקרפפ איתו. אז הפעם אין משחת עיצוב, ג'סו, מיסטים וכיוצ"ב.
האתגר המשולב ב-CSI היה מושלם - גם סקיצה נפלאה, גם פלטת צבעים חמה ונעימה, וגם השראה נפלאה. הכנתי דף עם תמונה של הילדודס מלפני כשנה וחצי בנחל דוד מעל ים המלח, והדף הוא על מתנה 3X: מתנת החיים שנתתי לילדי, מתנת האושר שהם נותנים לי בחזרה והמתנה שנתתי לכל אחד מהם בכך שיש לו אח.
תודה שקפצתן לבקר ושיהיה סופ"ש חמים ונעים :-).


Zehavit Shaked said...

דף מקסים !

זהבית שקד

Lynette said...

So very pretty. I love the touch of gold.

dstandard said...

Totally beautiful page - and what a gift you have given them to have each other. They may not realize it now but they will in time. My last two fought until they became adults and are now close as they can be. And what a brave and strong woman you are to take on raising children alone. But I understand - they are the greatest reward!

Lori Apgar said...

Gorgeous layout Libeeti!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs for our My Favorite Things Challenge!!

Anita Scroggins said...

Love your page and design! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs! Hope to see you again soon :)

Sandee Setliff said...

This is absolutely stunning! Thank you for playing along with us over at Frosted Designs! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Katie said...

I love your page!!gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Frosted Designs for the My Favorite Things challenge!!