Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Journaling reads - "When I first saw this picture, I was less than thrilled. I saw my fat neck, and nose..Yuck.
Then....you were gone.
Then, I saw the real beauty in this photo, you and me. Suddenly my neck didn't matter.
My beautiful mother, you are always in my heart. Thank you for always loving me.
This photo was taken December 2004. My mother had recently been diagnosed with lung cancer. I had the picture for quite a while, didn't like it very much, but, then after my mother had passed away in February 2006 - I was looking through my pictures, and found the photo again...and was so glad I had it.
So, papers are K&Co. - I layered the rose paper over the gingham after cutting with my handmade template. The loopy stuff going around the edge is actually button loop trim, found in a stash of sewing product my father brought me after my mother had passed away. Prima flowers, and the green flowers are Floradoodles. Prima SIIP, and Prima Fairytales roses.
The butterflies are from the Martha Stewart large monarch butterfly punch. I coated the butterfly with Judikins Diamond glaze, and then poured on clear glass microbeads. Tapped off the extra and let dry. I love the way they came out! The foiled fern you see on the right side is also from Martha Stewart. Then, I added some extra little pearls from the Prima E-line.
Thanks for looking!