Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother, You Never Cease to Amaze Me

Hey, Julie here!  So very excited to share with you my first project for GCD Studios' Blog!  

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Mother's Day is such a special time to me.  I'm blessed to be a Mom but I also have such an incredible Mother of my own.  It's hard to live far away from family and every year I write in my handmade Mother's Day card that I wish I was there to celebrate together.  Well, for the first time ever, I am back in my home town, and celebrating with her!  So, for this year I decided to do a layout in honor of my Mom.

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Splendor:  noun brilliant or gorgeous appearance.

Seems fitting for these two lovely ladies in this photo!  Also, the gorgeous color palette in the Splendor Collection was perfect for this photo of my Mom and Grandmother. I decided to take a second piece of the Floral Frame paper and fussy cut this gorgeous bouquet.  Then I inked the edges and applied diamond glace to give it a shiny finish.

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After it had dried, I used foam squares to adhere it straight over top the original image.

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I wanted to incorporate some of the beautiful colors from this line so I used my Spellbinders die templates to create some embellishments.  After cutting/embossing these Edgeabilities, I adhered a strip of cream paper so it could peak through the openings.

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I also layered some borders and fun shapes.  Before adhering the Bitty Blossoms, I added glitter and a pearl.

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Lastly, I added my title and gushed in my journaling about amazingly awesome my Mom is and how blessed I am to have a Grandmother who gave her a great example to live by.

Supplies:  Floral Frame (1677) - Splendor, Heirloom (1678) - Splendor, Zig Zag (1687) - Splendor, Woven Chevron (1686) - Splendor, Letter Tiles (1680) - Splendor, Labels and Tags (1679) - Splendor, 

I hope you get a chance to journal about your Mom some time soon!

Julie Overby GCD Studios DT, 2012 GCD Studios Layout Gal

6 comments:

Ollie said...
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Valerie said...
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Valerie said...

Awe, how sweet! You did a great job on your project. Love how you used all the borders!

Pendra said...

Julie your layout is so lovely and your post very touching! This is my first Mothers Day without my Mother, I am so glad you get to spend yours with your Mom this year...cherish her!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra

britgirl58 said...

I too am many miles away from my Mother. She still lives in England, while my family and I live in the US. (Since 1988). It is very difficult to be away from her, but nice to be able to honor her at this time. I recently became a 'card-maker' of sorts, and was able to send her one of my first creations to celebrate Mother's day. Thanks for a gorgeous card, maybe I can use some of these ideas for next year's card.

Juliana said...

What a beautiful layout!!!

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