Sunday, January 23, 2011

2011 Layout Challenge #5 - Simply Stunning!


I know moms are supposed to think their children are beautiful, but every now and then, I look at Ailis with an objective eye, and I still think she is just gorgeous! She has these beautiful long lashes and the most adorable dimples! Now she's getting tall and lean, and her face is changing, losing its baby fat and becoming more angular. Really, she looks nothing like her ol' mom! The best thing about Ailis is that her personality matches her outer beauty. She is so gentle and loving, and she's always singing and playing. Anyway, enough gushing...
I am entering this layout in three challenges: Sketchabilities #39 (awesome sketch!), Design Dollies Elements challenge (have something hand-drawn on your project - that's the swirls under the butterflies) and Stampin' Royalty (something with wings). I have to tell ya, this layout's been giving me grief for, like, a week and a half! I started off by making the pale blue photo mat (I used background stamps, heat embossed with clear powder, then brayered with blue ink, then stitched the squares into a "quilt"), then worked on pleating the red ribbon, then did some misting on the background paper. Today I finished off with stamping and colouring the butterflies, sewing the white ribbon down, and the title. So, voila! Was all that work worth it? Well, Jason and his mom like it, and I'm sure Ailis will appreciate it one day down the road, so I guess it is.
Supplies (all CTMH): White Daisy, Cranberry, and Outdoor Denim cardstock, Petite Perks, The Works Alphabet, Intrinsic Backgrounds and Noted Backgrounds My Acrylix stamp sets, Exclusive Inks stamp pads in Outdoor Denim, Crystal Blue, and Cranberry, blending pen, watercolour pencil, Twitterpated patterned paper
Other: Making Memories brads, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Copic marker (YR23), unknown ribbon, tag and star

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13 comments:

  1. SO worth all the work! Wow! Not only is your daughter stunning, but so is this layout!
    Way to go Roxy!
    Got to get back on the challenge wagon soon. I'm in "crafty project" mode right now - Valentines minis for all my girls, and birthday party invites for Marley and fixing the Christmas advent calendar, and ... you know how it goes! :)

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  2. Vert sweet layout. Love your choice of colours. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty.

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  3. Nice to see you again Roxy. Great job. This page is adorable. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

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  4. Very nice layout and that picture of your daughter is stunning! I love the background stamping.

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  5. OMG it is GORGEOUS!!!! I absolutely love everything about it!!! It was definitely worth all of the work you did (: I love how you pleated your ribbon, and the background stamping!!!
    Before I read your post I was thinking that Ailis looked a lot like you?!

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  6. Gorgeous....and the layout is pretty nice too! lol I love how you pleated your ribbon and stitched in between the stamped background images. Genius!

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  7. This is such a fab layout, definitely worth all the work and time you spent on it! Ailis will love it I'm sure. Love the red, white and blue, and the butterflies, in fact, everything!!!

    Hugs - Carole x

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  8. what a gorgeous page, love the bold colors and fun doodles for the butterfly swirls!!! great idea... thanks soo much for playing along with Design Dollies!!!!

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  9. Roxy, she really is a gorgeous girl :) Stunning LO too, chickie. Love your work xx

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  10. totally beautiful lo - the time spent was well worth it :D

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  11. This layout is super FANTABULOUS (I love your new word) and Ailis is gorgeous it is not just because you are her mum, I know what you mean about the long lashes, Nate has them too....I love what you did with the stunning embossing folder, and the embellishments you have combined are just awesome, what gorgeous ribbon too.

    The clean up is just awful here, that amount in damages doesn't seem to equate to the houses that I have seen ruined. We have cleaned up at the house here, had to throw so many things away because of the hepatitus fears. Even his poor trampoline had to go....but thank god I can take my mind of it with my scrapping. Love you, Melxx

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  12. Great work Roxy! Loving that layout!!! Thanks for playing with the Dollies!

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  13. LOVE your thoughts on Ailis... I know exactly how you feel (I get that mushy about my kids sometimes too... and then I realize of COURSE I'm in love with them, who WOULDN'T be!) :)... Love the layout too lol... thanks for doodling with the Dollhouse!

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