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.