Friday, April 11, 2014

Hey You

I have some exciting news to share with you, but my lips are still sealed, so you'll just have to wait :)). Meanwhile, this is my take on case file #117 at CSI.
I really love this palette!
The photo is of my youngest when he was 9 months old. today is his 9th birthday!!
I used April sketch from C'est Magnifique:
All products are from my April counterfeit kit, except the beautiful StudioFourteen40 flairs (Dali set 2 and set 3).
My journaling is about the difficulties I had after giving birth, having PPD, with a baby that is SPD (only I didn't know that at that time). For a while I was not able to really see how cute my baby was :(. Luckily, I got a lot of help from my loving family and I got over it. part of the healing was to give up being in control all the time, just to let things go, and believe everyting will be okay (or even good...).
Scheme - I used all colors.
Evidence - circles, metals (flair buttons), flowers, butterflies.
Testimony - is writing about PPD goes for quirks? anyway, for my jouranling (hidden in the evnelope behind the photo) I stamped cs with pattern on the outside and jouranling spots in the inside. I took a photo of it BEFORE I wrote the journaling, as it's very personal, but I can share some of it: "At the begining I took care of you automatically, my heart was not there. I was too depressed, fighting each day to survive. I was feeling you are a bit stranger to me, like I couldn't understand you instinctively, as a mother should. It's so funny, as you're so alike me, and always have been. maybe I was just a stranger to myself at that time. I had to let go of the will to control every single aspect of my life, and when I did, then I was free. free to feel the depth of my love for you."
In making this lo, I was also very inspired by Riikka's inspiration board at Scrap Around The World:
I was inspired by several things from the moodboard - the two quotes, the colors of blue and mint/seafoam, the circles and the cracks. The glasses were also an inspiration, as the glasses we wear influence our perspective.  How fragile we are...
Here are some close-ups on the details:





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14 comments:

Jimjams said...

Now that is clever - combining a kit made from #112 with the case file #117 - cute photo and great challenge combining.

Jo said...

You've done an awesome job of combining 3 challenges in this one page- well done! Beautiful soft colours & I love the oval photo. The flowers & flair buttons are perfect.

Tina Campbell said...

That is such a cute picture and so fun to match up the numbers of your son's age. clever to use both cases too.

Lizzy Hill said...

Love the layers & the texture & the story---it all combines perfectly...& can't wait to hear you LATEST news!!!!:):):)

Rachael Funnell said...

Love the close ups to your DELIGHTFUL layout!!
Thank you for Joining us over @ SATW......

dstandard said...

Such a sweet picture to start with and your page is fabulous!

Virginia said...

Wow that's an amazing layout and a great photograph!

Val Thorpe said...

Such a gorgeous layout. The flowers are just perfect. Such a cute photo. Love this Libeeti.

Riikka Kovasin said...

So cute! That photo is adorable and I love those flowers! Thank you for drawing inspiration from my mood board and joining us at SATW this month!

Bellaidea said...

Very nice page.Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World.

Dolly B said...

This is just GORGEOUS and those big brown eyes !

kate blue said...

super cute picture; it's amazing how fast time goes by! As a mom with a SPD kiddo herself, I so understand :)

Lesley G said...

Love how his face pops through the page - fabulous :)

Angela Coles said...

really beautiful