LOTS of blog candy to share up in this post!
I was honored & thrilled as guest designer this month
[before my official DT gig in April]!
Want2Scrap is pretty much fabulous for all things
chipboard, bling, pearls, acrylic...
You will see Want2Scrap pearls and bling
as the perfect finishing touches randomly splashed here and there
throughout my altered book.
Anyhoo, my project was revealed up today over at the
Want2Scrap blog but sharing up allllll the pages
and random tidbits on the project here on my blog.
I also use the Simple Stories, Generations, collection.
LOVE LOVE LOVE that collection!
So, without further ado...
[warning: photo heavy]
"I Am Woman"
I've always been in awe in the strength, encouragement, support, loyalty, and love of my mother. This altered book reflects her determination and beauty in the title chosen, "I Am Woman". Even at 73 years old [born in 1939], she doesn't look her age, very independent, sassy , and just a pretty smooth & seamless lady.
I used vintage jewelry charms and mini versions of game pieces (dominoes) to bring out the "teacher" page. My mom has always been an inspiration in her patience and always took the time in my childhood and now to really teach, listen, and remember the memories. Even now she remembers my childhood days and school day memories that even I had forgotten...this is really priceless to me.
Spray painted in black paint the Want2Scrap Nestboard and attached Nestabling (pearls) on top. On the page, I really wanted to draw out the beauty in the photographs and bring an "Old Hollywood" flair to the embellishments to enhance the "Old Hollywood" flair of the vintage photos.
I also wanted to dedicate the loyalty of my mom to my dad in marriage (of almost 50 years) before he passed away in 2005 from cancer and a few months away from their 50th anniversary. My mom and dad were truly an inspiration for making a marriage work through trials, laughter, hugs, good times, and bad times. She was a beautiful glue that graciously and seamlessly contributed to the foundation of our family.
I really united the feel of a "cozy home" and comfort throughout the book. My momma always made the house a home with her hand-stitched quilts, afghans, and flowers. Even my cousins would come over to the house and spend hours and loved our house because it truly felt like a home with great communication, love, and laughter (and good food too).