Friday, November 23, 2012

Family Ties



Hello there!  Happy Friday.

It's FWF at Unity and I wanted to post something... I haven't for a while.  Also, our friends at SEM are having a layout challenge with the theme of Family Ties.  The idea is to make the project about that special family relationship or bonding one has... that could even be about friends or a group of people that you love or care about like family.

Well... I decided to make a layout about my youngest nephew and niece.  Unfortunately, we don't have a day to day relationship.  For different reasons they grew old with their mother's family and we didn't see each other too often.  When everything started to improve, they moved out of country, so we do keep contact by phone or social media but we don't have a relationship that grew with time.

However, I feel that every time I talk to or about them, and when I get to know more about them, there is definitely a strong family tie.  We are family, and even though the relationship is not as we all wish, we love each other and I feel blessed to have them.  They are beautiful inside and out, and they are exceptional kids.

I decided to apply some acrylic paint to the base paper I would use in the layout, to make it more informal, relaxing... like family is.  Same reason why I painted a section in white to hand write my journaling.


I also made a heart with some elements.  I draw it in a little piece of cardstock, then applied red ribbon and some border stickers on the other side.  Then, cut the heart I draw and finished with some ink in the edges.


I used a photo where the children are together.  They are only one year apart in age and even though they are kind of different in personality and of course genre, they seem to get along very well.  I used this stamp from Unity that says: "you+me = happy".  I love it because it does not only refer to them as brother and sister, but also them with me as their aunt.


This is a picture of the whole page.



I hope you liked it... and remember to leave a comment because I am linking this to Unity's FWF and you could have the opportunity to win fabulous stamps.  Also, take a look at the other Family Ties layouts at SEM here.

Have a great weekend.


23 comments:

Ava Gavloski said...

great layout. Love the white paint to feature the journalling.
ava g

Michelle said...

Love the white paint for journaling!

jennifer mitten said...

What a beautiful layout and story!

Chris D. said...

This is such a gorgeous layout, and what a beautiful story to go with it!

Sherry Butcher said...

The white paint make it just perfect. TFS.

Marjolaine said...

I love all the mixed media on this page, looks great! Thanks for joining us at SEM!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Gorgeous! I love all that painty texture & the heart you made. And the journaling on paint. Makes me want to get scrapbooking, already. ;-)

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty! LOVE the colors and textures!

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Karenladd said...

What a gorgeous layout. I love the painterly look and your family story.

Julie Odil said...

This is fantastic! I love the paint on the page.

Riette said...

This is just lovely!! Gorgeous PINK :D. Saw you on Friends with Flair (Unity)

Tracey Gregory said...

Such a sweet story and layout to match. They are lucky to have you as an aunt!

Jenny said...

Super layout! I love how you incorporated the journaling!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Your journaling spot is just perfect!

Sherri said...

Love the journaling over the paint! Thanks for linking up with us at SEM.

JPScraps said...

Cute layout!

BloomingPink said...

Nice layout! Very colorful and charming.

And...thanks for the tip on scrapbooking. Normally, I do scan and print...as these are my mum's photos, she actually wanted me to use them!

Hope your weekend was very relaxing.

Jen said...

What a gorgeous layout! Love the colors!

Cara G said...

Beautiful page Myra...love the paint technique and the pretty colors you chose. Thanks so much for being part of our "Family Ties" challenge this month at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Felicity Ives said...

I love your painted background, it looks great! thanks for sharing @ SEM x

blsd2scrp said...

love the details and elements on this page! thanks for sharing with us at SEM!

Nicole Brenna said...

I love the painted background... Really beautiful!

Svetlana Austin said...

such a creative and colorful LO! so pretty! thank you for sharing it with us at SEM!