Tuesday, 25 February 2014

My love, My Life...

Hello Crafters,

It's the month of Love and I have an altered layout to share with you today which is very "special" to me cos it captures some candid moments between a brother and sister.
Yes, we had been for a family valentine dinner last week and this magical moment happened. Before telling you more about that, I need to share a bit about myself...I have 2 kids, a son and a daughter.
My son is a child with special needs and is 14yrs old and my daughter is all of 4yrs old!
As we were having dinner, we had this lovely moment...my daughter hops onto my sons wheelchair and lays her head on his chest and he in turn, had the most wonderful expression! I am soooo happy we could capture that and I wanted to frame that memory FOREVER!

The layout had to be different and decided to go with a style which is new to me...mixed media and shabby chic. The color palette is all muted and has white wash effect. It is a heart coming out of the  roll...which is all distressed, torn and curled. The base PP is handmade, using TCW- mini flowers stencil and distress inks. I have used the color palette from the Indian flag(blue, green, orange and white)...Thanks to a few challenges who din't want the reds and pinks!

There are peeks of orange where the PP is torn and have used Kaisercraft gears stencil and green acrylic paste to randomly create texture . The edges of the curls are all whitewashed with gesso and the corners have the ornate corner from Joycrafts.
I have created 2 mats for the photographs using denim cloth( torn from an old pair of jeans), frayed the edges and whitewashed it in patches using jesso. A cherry lynn doily(DL101), heavily inked in green and flowers made from cheery lynn Shasta die(B310) and sunflower die(DL121)(inked with green and orange distress inks) and the feathers(B369) complete the photo embellishment.
A few handmade roses and mums using Tim Holtz tattered florals die, gives dimension to the base of the curl.
There are random "love" stamped on the white heart which has branches and leaves on it...a few random sentiments too are stamped on the LO.
The header is partly stamped and partly hand written...The top part of the Lo is in orange and I have used the TCW mini bricks stencil and acrylic paste to give some texture.
That's pretty much the layout and hope to frame it soon.
 Thank you so much for stopping by and do let me know your views on this Layout.
This Lo is for all you lovely "mommies" out there and would love to dedicate this to "sibling love"...

Am linking this to....
http://avenue613.blogspot.in/ (India)

until then,
Happy crafting and re cycling.


  1. Lovely creation rupa, soo much has gone into this project n utmost love ! I loved each bit of the creation....I have no words to express....Awesome....Great going dear!

  2. Awesome Rupa! You all will cherish this for ever.

  3. What a wonderful moment captured so perfectly. You will cherish this for ever. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  4. Its lovely and very touching LO Rupa !

  5. Rupa, what a beautiful layout and wonderful way to capture such precious moments. I love the sweet photos of your beautiful children and your layout is fabulous! Thanks for playing along in this week's Cheery Lynn Designs challenge...good luck! ;) Karen

  6. So glad you could capture that perfect special moment!! You did a great job with your mixed media!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.
    Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
    DT member Love to Create Challenge

  7. perfect pic.... its soo cute, all lovely flowers n nice detailing... so many indeed

  8. What a wonderful moment to capture and you've done so beautifully! The florals and textures here are lovely with your addition of the doily too!

    Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge this week at Cherry Lynn Designs!!!

  9. What a wonderful moment captured so perfectly. You will cherish this for a very long time.

  10. Aaaah this is so gorge! I am loving all the tiny details!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck!

  11. Fabulous design and colors!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create!!
    Hugs' xx
    Jackie - LTC owner

  12. Fabulous LO, I love all the details :o)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck! xx

  13. Beautiful layout and wonderful moment to capture. Thanks for dropping this off at 613 Avenue Create!

  14. Aweee ! such a sweet LO !!!
    U should do this often rupa !
    Thanks for playing with us at BGC

  15. Sweet lo! Thanks for joining us at BGC!