Sunday, July 6, 2014

"You just shine"


A sweet layout for my sweet daughter.
I'm one of those people that can not instantly fall asleep at night.  Thoughts fill my head and I have to wrap myself in them or I'll never get to bed.  A couple of nights ago I started thinking of my daughter in my night time "solo mind convo" (I'm getting all Star Trek-y with naming this time).  I started forming a letter about all the things that make her special to me.  When I woke up I started working on this layout for her and it shines...just like her.
I knew this layout had to be special so I drew and watercolored these flower bunches.  Love the way they turned out (Be on the look out for the tutorial coming soon).
Inspiration for this page came from the awesome Stephanie of Stephanie makes .  She Challenged her readers to create a vertical band on their layout and so I did.  Thought it was the perfect place to focus the photo, embellishments and letter.
The hand painted watercolored flowers and the bold black lines was inspired by this weeks "Runway Inspired Challenge #63"  and this cool dress by Just Cavalli Resort 2015.  I also like all the white space and the cluster of colors in one area.
 This page is so meaningful to me.  It's a reminder of why my baby girl is so special and how I should always praise and love her even through the rough times.
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12 comments:

Shelly said...

This is amazing, Lalo! LOVE it! And your daughter is beautiful, just like momma! ;)

~amy~ said...

WOW...this is awesome...hand drawn blooms? gorgeous...can't wait for the tut! Such a beautiful girl!

yyam said...

Wow. Love that vertical band and those hand drawn blooms! What a great page for your little girl!

Lynnda said...

Wow hand drawn flowers!! This layout is so beautiful!! Hugs x

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty layout Lalo~ Love that you drew in your own blooms - how awesome...

Annette Allen said...

your daughter is gorgeous.. love this layout..

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, Lalo!! Gorgeous photo/daughter and layout! What's not to love...this is so beautifully done!

Nora N. said...

This is STUNNING!! I love the watercolored flowers, the black and white chevron in the back and all your layering. Fabulous page!!

Christiana said...

Your daughter is absolutely stunning and this layout is such a tribute to her. So touching.

Kelly Griglione said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the layered look behind the photo of your beautiful daughter, and how you worked the journaling into the patterned paper. Wonderful watercoloring too!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Whoa - you drew those flowers? And then watercolored them?!! How amazing is that?!! I'm sure this layout will be treasured by your daughter forever! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Runway Inspired Challenge - we're so glad you did!

Monique Liedtke said...

Wow amazing layout!! Love the design! And love your style!