Sunday, March 23, 2014

'Blue Fern Garden' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi everyone! Hope you had a lovely weekend.  Mine was great, but very busy.  We are getting ready to host our son's 21st birthday party on Saturday.  I can not believe how fast these 21 years went.  It felt like yesterday that I was holding our first tiny (okay maybe not so tiny) little bundle in my arms for the first time. I am so proud of the wonderful young man he is today. :)
I want to share another DT layout I created for The Scrapbook Store using the beautiful Blue Fern Studios 'Blue Fern Garden' collection.  I've used a very old photo of my mum with me, my cousin and my brother, taken in 1967.
I've used the Prima Marketing 'Finnabair - Bubbles' stencil and texture paste on my background. I then painted a variety of watered down inks and mists to create some softness around my photo.  The Petaloo blooms matched in perfectly.
And I just had to use this little Prima resin angel.  These are brand new to the store and oh so cute. :)
The Blue Fern Studios 'Small Garden Daisies' chipboard is so gorgeous too. I've covered it in a layer of gesso and then inks and mists until I was happy with the result. 
Just added a bit of stamping here and there on my page using the Kaisercraft 'Sheet Music' texture stamp and my page was complete. 
Now it's time for bed, as tomorrow is Monday and a work day for me.  Thank you for visiting my blog and for all the beautiful comments I always receive.  I really appreciate it.  Have a wonderful week!
Until next time.
M xox


Lynette said...

Your page is beautiful Marelize. Your background work is the perfect backdrop for your photo. I love how pretty the bluefern chippy turned out.

Leanne said...

oh wow Marelize! your LO is stunning!! Congrats to your son as well! good luck with the 21st birthday party!

Sue said...

So, so, pretty Ms M! LOVE your soft background on this layout, it's just stunning! Love what you have done with that chipboard too, looks fantastic! X

Lizzyc said...

Really lovely layout, love the subtle texture on the background, special photo too.

Lizzy Hill said...

Lovely! A big tag & a cherub...can't go past those two things! And the rest just all looks gorgeous:):) Here's a challenge....a cherub on one of the 21st LO pages that you're bound to do!!!! LOL:) Evil, aren't I???!!! Good luck with the organising of the big event. Fraid I piked out & offered a substantial amount of money OR a party....they chose the money!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Super, super page Marelize! So love that background, the soft colouring and the super photo, and that darling little angel! Gorgeous page...a definite favourite for me! Wow...congrats on your sons upcoming 21st birthday...I am sure it must be hectic with preparations and such! Good luck and wishing you all a very happy and blessed time! ;-)

Heather McMahon said...

Wow Marelize - this is gorgeous! And what a fantastic pic you've used. Love it all!

Heather McMahon said...

Sorry - forgot to say good luck for your son's 21st. Hope it all goes well :)

chilli pip said...

This is such a beautiful layout Marelize . I am going through an "old b ans w photo phase" and this is so inspiring. Your bubble texture is so deep mine always looks flat.Love all the effects of the inks and mists . A firm favourite