Thursday, November 18, 2010

Heaven Sent

Hi everyone! I'd like to share with you my latest l/o!  It is about my Great Niece, who was born 6 hrs after her Great Grandfather passed away.  He was my hubbies Dad.  It was a bittersweet day.  The Lord giveth and the Good Lord taketh away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

 For a long time now, I have been wanting to sew on a layout with my sewing machine.  I thought I would wait till my scrap room was set up in the basement, but since that doesn't seem to happening fast enough for my liking,  I took it out and plopped it on the kitchen table.  It had been years since I used that thing!  Once I got the kinks worked out and it sewing smoothly on a scrap piece of paper,  I took the the plunge and sewed!  I really like the way it adds to a layout!  I used some crocheted lace ribbon under the photo and accented it with pink rhinestones. 

I took a 10" white paper doily and inked it with Distress Inks. I used a flourish frame from Dusty Attics that I had gotten in one of my Swirlydoos kits and painted it with Antique Linen Distress Crackle Paint. I fussy cut the bird cage and the bird from some of my Webster's Pages paper, used my Heartfelt leaves stamp to make the leaves.  I used some green distress ink as water color, with a paint brush.  I created some curly tendrils with floral wire and tape.  I made the flowers from white card stock using the flower tutorial I posted earlier.

In the top left hand corner I used some silk flowers I collect from some of my mom's flower arrangements after she passed away.  Pink Paislee has these amazing embellishments called Artisan Elements, and I used 2 different pieces on my layout.  Here, I used one under the the flower cluster and inked it with distess ink in Broken China and Vintage Photo.

In the top right corner I used a mask from Prima. I sprayed re-positional adhesive on the back and placed it on the paper and then used Distress ink in Antique Linen , with my blending tool.  I placed white half pearls in the scallops of the doily. 

I had photo copied a part of the background paper where the butterfly was and used Rock Candy Distress Stickles on it, giving it a nice aged look. I then glued on the body part over the butterfly in the background paper and adjusted the wings so it looks 3 demensional.  I used another Artisan Elements ornaments and inked it in Aged Mahogany distress ink, and put the title in mini letters in the center.

Thank you for looking, and please leave a comment as I love to hear from you!


  1. beautiful design, picture and symbolism/tribute

  2. This is awesome. Very soft and touching. Love that you sewed on this one .. always gives a finished look!

  3. very beautiful everything about it :)

  4. Beautiful work and flowers! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Gorgeous page Bonnie!!....I know you're going to be totally hooked on stitching now that you've started....I find I rarely do a page with some sort of out it can become an obsession! lol!....good for you for trying out new things to you!

    ~Gabi x

  6. This is one of the most beautiful layouts I have EVER seen. The picture is so precious, and I love how you have framed it with the swirl. Love all the embellishments!!