Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Mother's First Love . . .

Once Upon A Sketch May's challenge is all about "Mum", or as here in the US "Mom". 
The criteria for journaling is as follows:
Ideas for journalling: you as a mother, your role as a working/stay-at-home mum, sacrifices/benefits of being a mum, one day in your life as a mum, how your life has changed since being a mum, a tribute to your own mum, grandmother, guardian or someone you consider as close as your mum, your relationship with your mum or your daughter, one trait you have take from your mum, your desire to be a mum, your feelings on motherhood, what does it mean to be a mum?, what kind of mum do you want to be? , Mother's Day celebrations/traditions, your favourite Mother's Day gift given/receive etc..

I decided to create a layout centered around my feelings as a first time Mom. I remember after I gave birth to my son and holding him for the first time and being overwhelmed with love as I had never felt before.  I chose to use a picture of myself holding my precious bundle of joy, surrounded by my mom and sister.  A joyous occasion for all. Me as a new mom, my sister as a new aunt and for my mother with her first grandchild. I used Websters Pages Everyday Poetry Collection.  Love the gorgeous colors!

As always Nadia has outdone herself with a gorgeous sketch for the challenge: 
 A few closeups:
A beautiful quote that captures the love of a mother for her child.


My journaling is hidden under the layer, and by pulling out the scallop trim you can read it:

Love this vintage trinket by Prima.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

 

12 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful lay-out!

April said...

Debbie this is stunning!!!

missybossy65 said...

Oh Debbie you have outdone yourself! The journaling is so touching and takes every Mother back to that brilliant moment in time :0) As always your layering and eye for detail is incredible....fabulous! So lovely to see you back so soon too xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooooo gorgeous Debbie! I loveeeeee that photo, the colors and love love love love love the birdcages!!!

Ashley Horton said...

This page is incredibly gorgeous, Debbie!! I love all of the pretty accents you used on this one and the circle photo with the frame is perfect!! Just Beautiful!

yyam said...

Oh wow! This is beautiful! Love the heartfelt journaling and the gorgeous layout. Love the little details! :)

Jasmine S said...

Such a beautiful page. I love your photo and the quote and journaling is just perfect for this challenge. Thanks for joining in at OUAS :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow this is beautiful! And look at all those lovely details! Awesome!!!

Angi said...

What a stunning page. And I love that quote too. :)

Georgia Heald said...

This is breathtaking Debbie! Love it all. Your scrapping is just getting at a whole new level lately, love everything you are doing!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Beautiful tribute to motherhood. I love that poem and would love to use it some day. What a beautiful layot!
Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

Trudi Harrison said...

Fabulous take on the sketch challenge Debbie. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at OUAS