Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mothers and daughters

I finally finished this layout thats been sitting half done on my desk for about a week now. (Lol! I seem to be doing that quite often!)  This one is for the Scrap the Girls' challenge this month.  The challenge is to scrap a layout based on an important female in your life. Extra criteria: more than 20 words of handwritten journalling.  Now I had no problem finding a photo of an important female in my life, in fact I have two in my photo. Doing handwritten journalling was far more of a challenge to me as I don't really like my handwriting and hardly ever use it on my layouts.  I decided to hide my journalling under my photo mat, but I had to take a pic of it to show its there. ;)
Here's a close up of the hidden journalling.
Another close up of part of my title and a little flower cluster.

And because you can never have too many close ups, here's another one of the bigger flower cluster. ;)
You can tell I still love my MS frond punch. ;)  I've used a Crafter's Workshop template to create the grass and flowers on the left. It's a bit messy, but hey, I'm still learning and still far from perfect when it comes to masking/misting.  I thought of redoing it several times but then once I stuck all the alphas down I didn't dislike it enough to want to redo it all. Lol!
I've used Kaisercraft 'Chapter One' pattern paper and stickers but wanted to add another colour, so I used two different colours of Glimmer Mist and then added some flowers in the same colour pink.  The alphas were cut on my Cricut machine.  All the products used on this layout are available from Handmade by Suzanne
I'm almost up to date with visiting my favourite blogs, but I still find it a problem to leave comments sometimes. I hope blogger fixes it soon.
Thanks for visiting a have a great day!
M xox

23 comments:

Fiona said...

Love the masking with the template, it looks fabulous!
Fiona
x

Lynette said...

I love it...all of it...the flower clusters the masking. You have a pretty handwriting you should use it on your layouts more often.

Alanna said...

What a gorgeous LO Marelize! And I love the title - just brilliant.

Rachael Funnell said...

Soooooo Jealous of that Template... LOL!!
Such a pretty Layout Marelize.... What a gorgeous Photo!! Did I say how much I love that template!!
Enjoy your week...
XXX

Kylie said...

what a beautiful photo and the template is gorgeous

Leanne said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful photo and misting. Love your handwriting too :)

Tracey said...

Beautiful layout....love it! What a fabulous idea to hide your hand writting, I hate mine too! What a cool template!

Kerryn said...

I love how you've made the extra colours work so well with this range! Gorgeous!

Chantal said...

Wow this is amazing! The misting looks so cool - it looks awesome to me! Actually I like it not looking "perfect" because it looks more "homemade" iykwim? I love it! :D

Jennifer said...

This is soooo beautiful Marelize! What a wonderful photo to have. I LOVE your masking!!! Don't change a thing!!!! Just stunning! :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Great saying - so true! What a great job you did with this one Marelize - so pretty!

Trudi Harrison said...

Oh Marelize, I too have lots of 'half' finished items sitting on my desk LOL!!

This is absolutely gorgeous and so precious!! The white background makes all those gorgeous elements 'pop'! Love, LOVE the background you have created with masking

Sue said...

Looooove this M! The misting with the CW template looks awesome! Love the misting teamed with that punch too. (Glad to see its still getting a workout! LOL) Gorgeous pic of you girls (you're all so photogenic!) and the title / sentiment is just beautiful! XXX

Heather Jacob said...

OMG !!!!!! I cant find words to express how much I love this ....... awesome ..hugz x

Anthea said...

Firstly - what the heck is wrong with your handwritting....it looks great!

Secondly - great LO - just beautiful. That misting is stupendous!!!!!!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Thank you for your lovely comment! I also love your style! The misting here is awesome!The design too!Those CW templates must be great!(I'll have to try them out!).The quote is SO true!
have a nice day!
xoxo

Melinda said...

Oh this is just soooo beautiful Marelize!!! I love the title you have used and the photo is just beautiful!! I have that CW template too and just love it but I think your misting/masking is PERFECT!!! And you handwriting is soooo neat...wait till you see mine!!lol!! Have a fab weekend :))xx

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Marelize.....I love the masking with the template..they are gorgeus!!!!just looks fabulous!I love the photo...gorgeus at all!!!
The quote is so true !!!!
I really love this...you are such a great talent!!!
Have a great week!!!
Kisses and huges from Brazil
Cynthia

Paula said...

Lovely layout, the misting is gorgeous, as is the flower clusters...& if my handwriting was that neat, I wouldn't be hiding it ;)

Liz Weber said...

Beautiful layout Marelize, so special, so stunning. Loving that background, love the title and just love that beautiful photo. Hope you have a lovely week Marelize!

Kate said...

such a beautiful page Marelize, I really love the quote too!!

Kirsty said...

So so gorgeous! I love this quote...might have to borrow it myself ;)
Beautiful pic too!

Clare said...

Marelize you brought tears to my eyes with your layout. Absolutely beautiful with Mum, Daughter and Grandaughter. The words are so meaningful. The layout itself is stunning. Love the limes, purples and blues. Gorgeous as always darlin. Big hugs Clare xxx