|This photo is not the best, the colours aren't really right. It definitely looks much better in real life!|
I used a whole lot of papers and embellishments from my stash. I'm trying to be good and not buy too much new stuff and use up some of the old things. So, I really can't tell you where anything came from. The background is a piece of purple patterned paper (from which I cut out the centre - after all, you can't waste it under another piece of paper!). On top of that is a piece of white Bazzill cardstock and then another piece of a different purple patterned paper.
I once again used several of my cutting dies to make embellishments. The doily/medallion embellishment in the bottom left hand corner was made from a small daisy, layered on top of a cut and fold flower, layered on top of a decorative doily, and all held together with a white brad. I put together a stick pin with a small bag of beads, etc. from a Stampin Up friend, and attached a metal Mother tag that I received from a friend in the US for hosting a swap. I had a short piece of flower lace which I cut in half then stuck down along the left and bottom sides of the layout. I then stitched a small yellow bead to the centre of each lace flower.
I printed the quote: "Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart" onto a scrap piece of yellow gingham paper. The font is called Bleeding Cowboys. I found a few yellow hearts amongst my embellishments to go at the bottom of the quote, as well as a couple of purple ones which I stitched on top of the yellow lace.
The butterfly I cut out with my favourite die from Marianne Creatables (LR0115). I actually cut it out of the packaging for some tea samples I got in the mail. It's very glossy, cardstock weight paper with lovely swirls of yellow and pink. The spray of flowers is made up of small flower sequins which I attached with yellow and purple brads.
The whole thing didn't quite turn out as I had imagined, but I'm not disappointed with the result.
Till next time, happy days.