Monday, September 23, 2013

You are my Favorite Memory ~Scraps of Darkness~

I have another layout created with the incredible Scraps of Darkness September Kit The Black Album to share with you today. I made this layout based on the current challenge at Once Upon a . . . Sketch. This photo of my son was taken on a trip to one of his favourite local parks - it is one of those lucky shots you get that turns into a priceless, perfect photo! I actually did some handwritten journalling on this layout (which is very rare for me); the journalling reads, "You are such an amazing, happy little boy and I am so lucky to be your Mom! You are my everything!" Here is my layout and the OUAS sketch that inspired it!
I used the kit's Teresa Collins Memorabilia collection papers and  started out by doing some masking with a The Crafter's Workshop (TCW) 12 x 12 Template (Damask) and some homemade black texture paste. I then did some more masking with a 6 x 6 TCW Template (Harlequin) and some Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist (Tropicana Teal). Then I worked on the layering with the Memorabilia  papers, die cuts and border accents, as well as Prima Everyday Vintage Chalkboard Notecards. I used some flowers, a Webster's Pages cameo and the amazing stick-pin included in the Embellishment Add-on to finish off the layout. Here are a couple of close-ups!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

8 comments:

Sandi Clarkson said...

Look at those rosy cheeks! Anyway ... this is such a great page! Love how you've used the sketch!

Melenia Agapides said...

What a cutie this boy is!!
I appreciate the fact that you took the time to add some journaling in your page, Sarah!! Wonderful page! Thanks for sharing it with us at OUAS!

Denise Price said...

Very sweet page, Sarah. I like the touches of sparkle that you added.

Tracey Sabella said...

Sarah, what a precious page for these oh so adorable photos of your son!! You totally rocked the chalkboard elements!! What a wonderful encouragement your journaled words will be to your son in the years to come!! Thanks for joining us for the September Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for posting your LO on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Cathy said...

Gorgeous LO Sarah, loving all the layered elements!! What a little cutie! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS.

Val Thorpe said...

Cool layout... love the colours and then the pop of the gold bling... Sweet photo of your son too. Nice to see the journalling on the layout.
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Eila Sandberg said...

Love that luscious stick pin! and the piccies of your son are way too cute, what a sweet little boy he is! Thanks ever so much for sharing your page with us at OUAS this month!

Kay Fatula said...

That really is a priceless picture perfect shot of your little guy! Love the expression on his face. Great choice of colors & excellent take on the challenge & sketch. Thank you for joining us at OUAS!