Thursday, 25 September 2008

Pure Perfection.....

The title sounds a bit self gratifying but it's not the photo I'm talking about it's the feeling I get when I look at this photo of us all together as one little family.

The journalling reads: We are so lucky to have two healthy children. This picture reminds me to count my blessings more often.
I made this layout by printing the photo onto canvas paper. Overlayed the acetate and stamped the flourishy surround with white staz-on. Then I taped the photo behind the top layer of paper and stitched around the edge of the acetate with my sewing machine. I tore the edges back to the stitching and glued the lace in place underneath the acetate. The pearls were added to the corners to give the picture some dimension as it all seemed to be under glass so to speak!My yummy new stamps came from Tillys in Immingham and look fab stamped in white, but I had to be careful which colours I put underneath them otherwise the words weren't legible.A wee bunch of flowers and a bronze zip pull. (It's about time I used those zip pulls I have had them forever!!)

Supplies used: Papers by Prima Marketing Inc-Angelique Collection and Cavilier Collection, Prima Journaling Stamps and some Prima Flowers. Circle Stamp by Art Warehouse- Designed by Danielle Johnson. Small Family Sticker by Melissa Frances. White Staz-On. Clear Acetate. Assorted Lace and Paper Flowers. Yellow and green spotted brad by Papermania. Distress Inks. Woodware Punch. Small Flower patterned stamp by Papermania.

TFL xxx


cannycrafter said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your work! I have been looking for a bird house to alter, but not quite found the right one yet!!! Nice to meet you! Nice to know you live near!! Love Caroline x

Micayla said...

Well you did it again Ruth, that layout is stunning!
I am hoping to get down to Tilly's today to get some of those wings. I have ordered heaps of photo's and stash and cannot wait to get creating!
Have a fab weekend x

Helena said...


I love the sewing technique and I know what you are saying about the photo, even though I don't like my one, I look at it and think I am so lucky that this is my family!

BTW thanks so much for all the gifts that you gave Aimee!!!


LazyKay said...

Gosh, that's beautiful - I love those swirls and the textures you've incorporated onto the page.


Tracey said...

Stunning page Ruth - beautiful details and the photo is truly lovely TFS XXX

waimea said...

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I love your work on this page!
see you soon!!!!

Paula's ponderings said...

WOW!! nuff