Monday, 14 May 2012

Cherish U2

Today I have a special layout to share which I have sent to the Prima DT call - it would be such a dream come true to be chosen!!  I am keeping my fingers crossed (when I'm not crafting lol!)  Wish me luck!!  I have used gorgeous Prima Flights of Fancy papers - one of my favourite Prima collections!  I have distressed the edges with gathered twigs distress ink before curling for a gorgeous aged look.  The photo of my children is a professional photo which I have edited - first into black and white and then brought in just enough colour to make Kara's dress turn pink - love the effect it has given to it - it looks ethereal!
I have cut a Prima felt gate piece in half and mounted it either side of the photo - there are some flowers and leaves underneath it, clambering through it and in front of it to give the effect of some gates in a blooming cottage garden.  I have created a hollyhock type flower by adding three Prima Athena flowers to a stem.  The gorgeous fabric leaves are also from Prima as is my favourite on this page - the gorgeous large peach flower - I have been waiting for a special project to use it on!  The gorgeous green flower and peach chrysanthemum are gifts from my lovely friend Louise.
I cut out the blue butterflies from another of Prima's papers.  The gorgeous scrollwork about the photo is a Prima felt rub on which was a gift from my lovely friend Kylie!
The other gate is also loaded with flowers!  I have added some leaves curling around from behind the gate and some gold ivy leaves from a Christmas garland peeping out too.
A couple of close ups.....
.....just because I couldn't stop photographing these lush flowers!
The "U2" in the corner is part of the title for the page - did you notice the other part??
Look closely at the gates for the word "Cherish"!!
I'm also entering the Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge as their theme is anything goes this month.  I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Chris said...

Absolutely sublime Jane! I'm keeping everything crossed for you :). Hugs, Chris xx

Susan Flynn said...

Wow this is beautiful Jane. Good luck with the DT call you would be perfect for them and they would be lucky to have someone with your fab talent on their team!! xx

sara said...

wow jane stunning LO love all those scrummy flowers and what you have done with the photo just gorgeous fingers crossed for the dt call they would be mad not to pick you !!
hugs sara x x x

Kylie said...

Gorgeous Jane!! I adore your shabby layout. So sweet :)
Hugs xx

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Jane.

Hugs Riet.xx

Louise said...

Hi hunni! ♥

WOW! Are you applaying there too? He,he,he,he! I know you will do so well, I´m keeping everything crossed for you! It would be a dream team ha!

Stunning, stunning photo of your gorgeoues kids and I LOVE all of the beautiful detail you added to that truly lush paper :)
Beautiful sweetie!

Hugs ♥

Stine Hellum said...

Stunning! Love the decoration! Beautiful card :)

Catherine said...

This is stunning, I just love all those flowers. Good luck....

Janine said...

This is gorgeous Jane. There is so much detail and you are creating such beautiful memories for years to come.
Hugs, Janine xx

Elaine said...

Stunning creation wow I love the way you have curled the papers well done Hugs Elaine