Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Birthday Wish from Far Away...

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This year, my son's great-grandmother, Rachel, will celebrate her 88th birthday. She (and most of our family) live 3000 miles away on the other side of the country, and we won't be able to be with her to celebrate, so I wanted to make her a special birthday gift. The rugrat is her firstborn great-grandchild and Rachel loves to receive photos of him, especially as she sees him so rarely. So, I thought an album of his recent adventures would be well-received.
For the album, I was inspired by this week's Friday Challenge: Color! This color challenge is three pretty autumn shades: Olive, Chocolate, and Pumpkin, one of my favorite combinations. I began by stamping this lovely flower eight times and colored each image in with Copics before cutting them each out. I popped up a few of the blooms for some dimension.
Next, I printed out a happy photograph of my wee one and circle-cut the print with a die and framed it with an olive scalloped frame. I then added a chocolate background, scoring some lines for visual and textural interest and stamped an elegant, simple sentiment. I adhered the entire photo and floral panel to a cloth-covered album, filling the inside with photos to remind Grandmom Rachel that we will be thinking about her on her very special day.
BEAN NOTES: JustRite Stampers Plant a Little Love Borders & Centers and All-Occasion Nested Sentiments & Verse Stamps; Memento Rich Cocoa Ink; Stampin' Up Dusty Durango, Kiwi Kiss, and Chocolate Chip Card Stock; Neenah Solar White Card Stock; Spellbinders Classic Circle and Large Scallop Circle Nestabilities; Big Shot; Kaiser Pearls; Foam Tape
HAPPY BEANS: Pink Paislee Album; Copic Sketch Markers; Signo White Gel Pen

15 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so PRECIOUS Regina :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This is beautiful! I love the flowers you have colored. It is going to be one of the most appreciated gifts your grandmother receives for sure.

Ann Schach said...

Awesome, Regina! Love the colors! Such a cute picture, too! I know that Rachel will love it!

Sasya said...

oh this is GORGEOUS!!!

Mary Fish said...

The snipped flowers are fantastic. What an incredible gift and adorable child! Hugs, M

Cards by Gina said...

Stunning! I know this gift will be extremely well-received and loved! Your son is so gorgeous, too!

Debbie said...

love your gorgeous flowers!!!

Carla Bazhenow said...

What grandma wouldn't love this. Gorgeous all the way, Regina. Love those flowers cut out like that, with the awesome detailed centers. Perfect!!! Hugs,

Angela Brennan said...

Lovely lovely layout. The flowers are gorgeous and so is the cutie in the pic.

veronica said...

love your flowers. cute kid too!

Monique said...

Ack!!! Cah-ute picture and great LO the BG paper is so nice and warm and goes perfect with those flower... TFS!!

vivacela said...

ooo...ur son he has ur smile! he is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!! I'm sure his great-grandmother would luv this. Coz im loving it as much! xoxo Vi

Selma said...

Regina this is so adorable. Your son is so cute and I really love your scrapbook page. Without seeing your work I used the same flowers in a similar way on a card for the challenge.

Mary Jo said...

What a perfect project. Your coloring makes the flowers come to life.

Marge said...

Such a sweet page!!!