Welcome back to another Art With Heart Blog Hop. The theme for this blog hop is Women In Our Lives. You may have just come from Judy May's blog, but if you've started here that's OK - just keep going until you get back to where you started. There are 14 stops along the way.
The Art With Heart team is led by Claire Daly and it is a very talented team that I feel privileged to be a part of. Talk about Inspirational Women - they're all an inspiration to me!
Today I chose the women in my family as the women in my life who inspire me. My mum and my 3 sisters are all incredible women who have achieved so much. I decided to do a layout inspired by them. The photo is from Christmas 2006. Unfortunately it's the most recent photo I have of us all together. The layout is based on Sketch 35 from the blog Got Sketch.
Here's a close up of the title. I googled scrapbooking titles and came up with 'We Will Shine'. I thought it was a perfect accompaniment to the journalling I had in mind.
Next is a close up of the flowers. I first stamped the stem stamp along the edge of the Old Olive card stock. I stamped it one way, turned the stamp 180 degrees end stamped it again so it looked more like a vine along the edge of the DSP. Each of the flowers was stamped, fussy cut and adhered to the page, some with Dimensionals.
Finally a close up of the journalling block. I achieved this shape by cutting a Top Note Die and then carefully placing it back on the die, but at right angles to the first cut. I cut 2 of these shapes - One in Garden Wall DSP and One in Rich Razzleberry. I cut along the perforations of the DSP shape so I could matt it on the Rich Razzleberry. I love the shape it gives, and it was better for this page as I didn't have enough journalling to fill a whole Top Note.
Stamps: Cottage Garden
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence Stampin' Write Marker
DSP/Card Stock: Cottage Wall DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White
Other:Big Shot, Stampin' Up Top Note Die, Stampin' Up Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
So that's it for me! You're now off to Kathryn Manglesdorf's blog. If you're not a Stampin' Up Demonstrator you could win some blog candy. All you need to do is leave a comment on every blog before 6 am Monday 3rd May and then email Nikki Saddler (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let her know you've commented on each blog. Good Luck!
Here's a list of the other blog participants in case a link is broken:
I hope to see you for the next Blog Hop - we have them on the last day of every month.
Catch you later,