Wednesday, July 4, 2012

My Daughter....My Friend

Happy 4th of July!
I wanted to share with you a new layout that I made for the "Once Upon A Sketch" Friend Theme
I cant believe that this is the very first layout that I have actually have made in months that isn't part of a Design Team obligation....I am so happy and excited to show you my layout based on this fabulous and beautiful sketch made by Nadia Cannizzo. Thank you soooo much! As I was following the sketch, I didn't realize how many layers there are on this sketch....but Im so happy with the ending results :)
Here is the sketch for July 2012...just love birdcages lately.


So here is my layout of my Roxy....now I know she is my youngest daughter, but now that she is not a teenage girl, we are now friends :) The story starts with my mother and I of course not seeing eye to eye when I was a teen...shocking I know...lol. I remember her telling me then, I am NOT your friend, I am your mother....and maybe someday when you get older we can become "friends". Well, that day did come and I love my mother very much and I consider her my best friend now, because I can tell her anything anytime and she is always there for me. I always wanted the same with my daughters, and now I can say that is the case. 

So I made the shabby chic frame with paper and an embossing template to match the diecuts in the center. I also tried the Martha Stewart corner punch for the circle because I wanted it to match the photo frame. It was a lot easier than I thought this time around. I tried it once before and messed it up, but I thought I would give it one more try and this time it worked out wonderful. I suggest a 8 inch circle...it seems to be the right size for the perfect edge. 


Here is a close up of the birdcage that I just love by spellbinders called "Bird Sanctuary" I keep adding lace and pearls because I really like the look and I also curve it out a bit for a 3D look. 
I have been making so many handmade flowers lately, it was nice to get some of my old prima flowers and odd in ends out to good use....think they were getting lonely....lol
If you look behind the birdcage I used "Floral Ovals" and when I was cutting out the oval in the center it happened to be the kids from the patterned paper...I thought it was cute and perfect for my layout because it represents how some children feel when they are growing up (trapped in a cage) and well they grow up and move out of the nest they are free but always come back home.... :)


Here is my title and journaling: It reads:
Daughter
Now that you are a young 
adult, we can become close
"friends" like I am with 
my mother too! xoxo

I added tiny pearls around the diecut for a little bling. 
While I was digging around my old prima flowers I found these button flowers...I only had two in this color, think they are Recollections? But Im thinking...hey I could make some like these...be sure to check back for a tutorial coming soon. You can also get a closer view of the frame, Im sure I will make another one soon too, just love the look. 


Well, I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday! 
Thanks for stopping by....hugs!

17 comments:

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous page! Your eye for details make it extra special!

Romy said...

Such a breathtaking layout! All the black and white looks so elegant and your bird sanctuary is amazing. Thank you for playing along at OUAS!

Georgia Heald said...

Spectacular, love this color combination! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS =)

Cathy said...

Such a gorgeous page Lisa.. love the colour combination and your beautifully layered details!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS :)

Svetlana Austin said...

it is simply gorgeous! I love your black and white striking project!
thank you for joining us at OUAS!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Love the 3D bird cage!

Tina said...

Simply stunning! Gorgeous and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, how you created the frame around the outside.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous layout Lisa! All the blossoms look fabulous! Thanks for joining along with OUASC :)

Kelly Foster said...

This is so beautiful, both our layout and your daughter!!! I'm loving all the fun layers to look at, and that color combo is stunning!!! Gorgeous flowers, and that bird cage, too!! Thanks so much for joining us at OUAS!

Eila Sandberg said...

What a striking page Lisa! adore all the wonderful details, especially the birdcage. Gorgeous colours, so elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

Erin Blegen said...

This color combo is gorgeous!! Lovely layers...beautiful details...thanks so much for joining us @ OUAS!!

xErin

Amy said...

OMG you nailt this sketch, don't think I need to play anymore *grin* LOVE it big time hugs Amy :)

Helena said...

Amazing take on the sketch. Love your color palette. Thanks for joining us at OUAS.

Renata Moni said...

Fabulous layout! Love the black and white!

Florence Teixeira said...

wondeful details... stunning !
thanks for joining us on OUAS blog !

Brises said...

Such a wonderful page, Lisa, I just love it!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

Very stunning...I'm impressed!