Saturday, March 6, 2010

Stamp A Memory Challenge #5

Hi!

The current challenge over at Stamp A Memory was set by Sue Madex. She asked us:

Do you have a famous quote that means a lot to you? Or perhaps a funny quote from a family member or friend that you'd like to record? I've got scribbled down quotes from my two munchkins that always make me laugh.

Include a quote on your layout for this challenge.


The quote that immediately popped into my head was something my children ask me regularly - 'Can you see me with your mummy eyes?' I'll explain soon!

The quote has a lot of meaning to me and my family, and I was really keen to incorporate it into a layout but I had one fairly major problem. How do you photograph something that doesn't really exist? It came down to having to do a layout with no photos! Eeek! I thought about this a lot more and decided I would try a progressive layout. I thought this would be a good way to fill my page despite the lack of photos.

Here is the first part of the page: a 6 inch layout with the quote included. Can you see me with your mummy eyes?



Next, I incorporated the 6 inch layout into an A4 layout. I have never scrapped in this size, so I found it a bit tricky to get my head around.



The journalling reads:
I can't remember exactly how it began, but it was probably after one of the children got in trouble for doing something they thought I couldn't see. My answer to how I could see them was MUMMY EYES. Now I get all kinds of questions - what are they made of, where are they, and how do they work? But the question I get asked most often? Can you see me with your mummy eyes?

You see? Mummy eyes are how I know what my children are up to even when I can't see them. All mummies have mummy eyes!

Here is the final 12x12 layout:



I kept the final layer fairly simple, as the flowers in the A4 layer were quite busy.

Here is a close up of the flowers. They are popping up everywhere lately! I made the 3 large ones and then decided to make 3 smaller ones to fill in some of the gaps around the large ones. I used the largest flower in the Boho Blossoms punch for the smaller flowers. They look a bit like lotuses (sp?) because they are fairly spiky.




Cardstock/DSP: Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP, Hostess Patterns Pack II DSP
Stamp sets: All In The Family, Jumbo Outline Alphabet, Short Order Alphabet, Always
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Rose Red, Ballet Blue, Stazon, Rose Red Marker
Other: Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Curly Label Punch, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Brocade Blue 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, Blender Pen, white brads and buttons (both non SU)

Thanks for hanging in 'til the end of this post!

Catch you later

Tina

2 comments:

  1. Love the layout Tina and the quote too! Those 'mummy eyes' come in very handy round our place as well. :-) Those flowers look fabulous! Thanks for taking part in the challenge.

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  2. This is great Tina. what a great page. I love doing layouts with the 6x6 then A4 then 12x12. It makes it so much quicker! Love the mummy's eyes....i have those too. He he he

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