I’ve had this black and white photo on our garage door forever (magnets don’t stick to our fridge, so the inside door to our garage became our place to hang stuff from the kids). It was taken by their day care provider and framed in a little cardboard mat as a Mother’s Day present back when Sophie was 1 and Livie was almost 3. It captures their loving relationship so perfectly, it has become one of my all-time faves. I’ve been wanting to scrapbook it so it didn’t get lost in the shuffle of our lives some day (we take down stuff from the door and put stuff up all the time). The May Studio Calico kit (35mm and Lomography add-on) had such beautiful soft colours, I thought it was perfect starting point for a flash-back Mother’s Day layout.
The title (created with Studio Calico and basic Grey for Studio Calico letter stickers) has double meaning in that the photo was one of the best presents ever, but also the fact that they are such loving sisters is really the best present I could ask for. The woodgrain background paper is My Mind’s Eye and I splattered it with warm calico and opaque white Mister Hueys. If you watch the video you’ll see I was a little overzealous with the warm calico!
I covered the plain white mat the photo came on with tiny chevron paper from the Dear Lizzy Enchanted collection (I cut the frame which I designed myself using my Cameo). I cut strips from the ruler paper (from the Echo Park This and That collection) so that 16 and 3 would be included. Then I used my typewriter to add journalling strips that document the ages of the kids when the pic was taken. I used October Afternoon Mini Market stickers to document the date of the photo. I added strips of washi tape from my stash and Prima buttons from the kit for added interest.
I created a pull-out journalling tag by adding a strip of patterned paper to one of the tags from the kit. I love how this gives me space to write my thoughts about the photo without covering that yummy woodgrain. I housed the tag in the cute blue-on-white grid paper bag that came in the kit.