This is my mother (in Italy) a few years before she got married. She died in 1997 and I still miss her so much. I wanted to create a special LO as a tribute for all that she has done for me and my family. What a wonderful person she was!
Silhouette - title (Gateway), large vine, tile background, fence, circular floral background and photo corner
EK Success - arrow border punch
EK Success - small retro flower punch
Fiskars - Apron Lace border punch
butterflies - from Internet; copied, enhanced and glittered
bird - copied from Internet
Martha Stewart glitters
Stickles (center of flowers)
Prismacolor coloured pencils
pp - DCWV Garden Party stack
3-D pop dots
assorted flower punches
scalloped edgers (to snip the ends of the petals)
All flowers, bird, fence and butterflies are raised with pop dots for 3-D effect. Photo is sepia-coloured.
Special thanks to my dear and creative friend, Jackie (Anderjackie), for the inspiration of the title. I 'stole' it from one of her amazing LO's - hope you don't mind, Jackie, because I couldn't think of one!
There are 77 flowers on this LO (excluding the aqua ones of the circle border)!!!