Wednesday, July 24, 2013

There Never Seems to Be Enough Time

July has been a busy month for me and I'm just getting around to sharing a layout I completed at the beginning of the month for the Round Robin at Scraps of Darkness. I used the July challenge at Once Upon a Sketch for my inspiration - I loved this month's "grow" journalling prompt too....The picture is of my son, who is growing up SO fast - he'll be three in a couple of weeks! And, like all moms, I often feel that there never seems to be enough time to do all the things I want to do with my son - hence the title, inspired  by Jim Croce's song Time in a Bottle. The journalling on the back of my layout reads "William - June 14, 2013. Growing up SO fast! Almost 3 now!"
I used 7 Dots Studio Domestic Goddess papers for this layout and did some bubble wrap stamping with gesso to create the background - I love how this echoes the bubble pattern in the paper. I rubbed a few areas of the stamped areas with gelatos to blend with the base paper. I did some punching with my Crop-A-Dile around the edges of the base paper and some of the layers to make it look like torn notebook paper.
I used an Imaginarium Designs Clock chipboard clock and Imaginarium Designs Numbers (large and small) and treated them with gesso and five colours of gelatos to blend them into the background. I was thinking of the numbers as time 'falling away', which is why I combined them with the clock piece and had them scattered around the page. I added in some stamping with the Third Eye Cardiogram stamp around some of the base page edge and on one of the layers under the photo - love the extra little detail this adds!
The metal embellishments are a combination of Prima Sunrise Sunset Vintage Trinkets and Prima Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings. I also added in some tangled thread to add texture/interest to the layout.
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Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I love it....kiss

Natalie Hall said...

So many wonderful details = a stunning layout! Love your work. It's very inspiring!!

Adriana B said...

amazing layers and wonderful details :)

Chantalle said...

Love your complex background! Beautiful! Great to have you play along with us at OUAS :)

Eila Sandberg said...

Wow! lots of things to admire in the background, love all the arty effects! Great take on the challenge! Thank you so much for sharing your page with us at OUAS!

Kimberly Kett said...