12 May 2013

Mother Canvas & Layout

Hey there
Firstly, to all those mummy's out there... Happy Mother's day. I'm excited. It's my first. Hope you all have something lovely planned for you and get spoilt by your loved ones.

So this month at Scrapmatts we were challenged to create an Off the page project and a colour challenge. I could not have been happier of timing as I had a sudden urge to create a canvas recently, inspired by a poem that I saw on Facebook. While my daughter is only 5 months old, I love the theme of this poem as it is such an important thing to remember as our children grow. Here is the poem:

Slow down mummy,
there is no need to rush,
slow down mummy,
what is all the fuss?
Slow down mummy,
make yourself a cup of tea.
Slow down mummy,
come and spend some time with me.
Slow down mummy,
let's put our boots on and go out for a walk,
let's kick at piles of leaves,
and smile and laugh and talk.
Slow down mummy,
you look ever so tired,
come sit and snuggle under the duvet and rest with me a while.
Slow down mummy,
those dirty dishes can wait,
slow down mummy,
lets have some fun,
lets bake a cake!
Slow down mummy I know you work a lot,
but sometimes mummy,
its nice when you just stop.
Sit with us a minute
& listen to our day,
spend a cherished moment,
because our childhood is not here to stay!  
Rebekah.Knight (c)2011

And my canvas:
It came together in 2 nights. I actually had some old canvases that were printed wrong and replaced so I kept the faulty ones and finally got to put it to use. I painted it all white, then modge podged my A4 photo print and added some texture paste around the edges. I used Tim Holtz distress paint to give some extra texture, in black and overlapped over the edge of the photo a little to blend it. Simple and quick.


The poem was printed on kraft cardstock and stuck down on scrap chipboard to give some height. The mother title was embossed in a sandy/golden colour. And the flowers, well most of them were from a mixed bag I got from a garage sale site from a lovely fellow scrapper.
I love how it turned out!! And was happy to see the person has also created a similar daddy version so I am already planning another canvas.
And now for a layout share - I went with Yellow, black and white for my colour scheme:

I realised as I was uploading it that the chipboard word over happy was lopsided when I photographed. Oops. It was meant to be straight.
Thanks for looking and of course... HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!
Holly x


Belinda Scott said...

Happy 1st mothers day!!! Love the canvas and layout :)

Lizzyc said...

These are beautiful Holly!

Kim said...

Totally gorgeous, Holly both are stunning and hope you enjoyed your first Mothers Day to the max!!!
Love and scrappy hugs :)