Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Cherish, Dream and Live

This is a LO designed around a picture of two very special ladies in my life. Both have been through the same horrible illness and both have come through it with a determination to live life to the fullest.
I thought I would have a go at producing my own pattern paper with matching ribbon and embellishments for this entry. Both Marion and Sandra love gardening and so flowers had to be the theme. The colours were inspired by Marion's top.
I started with a white card stock and randomly stamped large scribble flowers over it using a watermark stamp, and heat embossed them with white pearl embossing powder. Then using a baby wipe, I padded contrasting green and blue ink over the whole page. I used the more textured side of the card stock as it kind of looked like a rough weave when inked.

I then repeated the embossing process, this time using the Cherish yesterday, Dream tomorrow, Live today stamp and this time, white heat embossing powder. I wanted the sentiments to be and element of the page but not to be the main emphasis.

I stamped a piece of twill ribbon with the smallest scribble flower using the same blue ink pad and stapled that to the page. I had edged one side of the picture with a cotton lace and used the same lace and two buttons to make an embellishment for the bottom of the picture.
I chose to have hidden journeying for this layout, so stamped a scribble flower and stapled it to the top of the tag for a handle.
I hope this inspires you to have a go an make your own pattern paper.


Nicki said...

jayne, this is absolutely gorgeous! and very touching too.
take care

Nic said...

Wow Jayne, gorgeous and very creative paper and a very moving LO - love everything about it :)

Fairyqueen said...


this is FAB!!!! So clever! Must have a go at making some

MARION said...

Jayne this is gorgeous the colours are great. xx