June 28, 2008

Life reveals her beauty one precious miracle at a time

This layout is for the quote challenge #10 at TBSS

'life reveals her beauty one precious miracle at a time'

I couldn't resist using an ultrasound pic of my precious miracle with this quote and the Crate Paper Kaitlin range jumped out the pile at me

I wanted to create a beautiful layout to match the quote and I'd seen a beautiful layout by Linda Ola with stitching as a background feature and loved the effect. So I thought I would give it a go!

the hand stitching took me HOURS... after marking it all out on the back, pearcing each hole and cursing myself for starting something I thought would take a week to complete... I sat myself on the couch with a doona over my legs, TV on a lovey dovey chick flick and stitched away like a little ole grandma!

and these Prima Flowers from the Belle Fleur range are so pretty and delicate, a perfect match for pinks in the Kaitlin papers.

I used cotton white stazon ink to stamp cute See D's flourishes to create unique embelishments and the Crate Paper chipboard alpabet I used for title has been lightly sanded on the edges to soften them and a good generous coating of dimentional magic to give them a nice glossy look

This scan was taken at 20 weeks and now my baby girl is nearly 13... you can see in this shot she was going to be a thumb sucker and that she was. It still amazes me how we can get photos of our precious miracles even before they are born.

Finishing off this page with cute Kaiser pearls in the centres of the flowers and pink gem stones at the cross points of the stitchings

Thanks for looking at another of my layouts

Luv Nat xx


{pam} said...
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{pam} said...

this is absolutely beautiful! i love the effect of the stitching! you are such a talented scrapper!!! {sorry for the delete . . . i need to learn to proofread first . . . lol!}