Friday, June 29, 2012

"Heroes" Scrap it with a Song Challenge

Morning everyone!

Today is the first day of sunshine in about 2 weeks and I took the opportunity to finally take pictures of my layouts for the Scrap it with a Song Challenges.  This month there is a Design Team call up, and I have decided to give myself a shot at this.  With one of my goals for this year to be working towards being on a Design Team, this is the perfect opportunity to try!

I really enjoy the challenges on Scrap it with a Song.  Each week there is a new song for inspiration, you dont have to do a scrapbook page, it could be a card or off the page item, and you can enter as many times as many times in the month that you like!

This month there are 4 songs, but for this page, I gained inspiration from "Heroes" by David Bowie.  To see all the details and the other wonderful entries, please click here

My hero is my Mum.  I wanted to do a page dedicated to how much she means to me and I hope I have done just that.

I found this great photo of my Mum at her 50th Birthday and decided to go with a bit of a distressed layout.  Flowers and ribbons and layers... I love it!

I started with a base of DCWV cardstock and sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Patina.  I also took the sprayer off and flicked a few droplets on the page.  I recently got one of the new background stamps from Kaisercraft, "Cherish".  I stamped this is Versa Ink so it would sit at the bottom, under my papers.  I didn't want to cover all this up too much, so used my 6 inch paper pad of "Sweet Nothings" by Kaisercraft and found pages that would work well.  I like scrunching and distressing my papers with my distressiing tool and inking edges.  Inking around the edges of your papers in the same colour will help to bring them together. I've fussy cut around the flowers and butterflies on the paper so that they would overlap my photo.  In the top right corner, I've pleated some of the left over papers and placed pearls from Couture creations over the top.

In the paper pad, they have sheets of borders and journal blocks, etc that match perfectly with the papers.  I used the scalloped edge border over pleated sheer ribbon at the bottom of my photo and ran my pink ribbon over the top with a bow.  I got these ribbons from my local scrapbook shop.

I used a branch of leaves and buds from Petaloo and glued to it, flowers from Kaisercraft, Prima and these cute flowers that remind me of Cherry Blossoms (but I have no idea who makes them, SORRY!).  I just love flowers, you will be hard pressed finding a page of mine without flowers, even my "boy" pages have flowers!  The little hummingbird beside my title is also Kaisercraft. 
I used Dark Room Door and Prima alphas for my title.  I inked my Dark Room Door alphas with Versa Ink (Pinecone) and when I put my brown Prima letters next to it, they seemed the wrong colour so I coloured them with my E49 Copic pen to match them a bit better.

As usual, I left my journalling till last and didn't leave much room for it!  My journalling was more of a letter to my mum and I wanted it to be personal, so I created a hidden journal under the butterfly using a manilla tag and one of the journal blocks from the paper pad. I've taken a picture of this (above), please excuse my hand in the picture.

I hope you like my page!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Carmel :-)


  1. I love all the misting and the soft colors on your layout. What a beautiful page about your mom. Love all the elements you used too. Thanks so much for singing along with us at Scrap It With A Song.

  2. Very nice Carmie :) I think Mum would love it :) P.S. your hand is so much more lady-like than mine are!!! obviously you got the good genes there...

  3. Love this layout & soooo love that your Mum is your hero!! Gorgeous work!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Scrap it with a Song!

  4. wonderful! Mum is always Mum....Mum is special :)Thanks so much for joining us at Scrap it with a Song!

  5. Beautiful layout of your mom! Thanks for playing along at scrap it with a song!

  6. Gorgeous page! I love all the flowers. Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!

  7. That's a wonderful subject and a beautiful layout of her.
    Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song.