Saturday, 21 May 2011

Mothers day challenge at ARTastic

This layout is made for Mays challenge at ARTastic Challenge. The challenge is to get inspired by the painting “Mother and Sarah Admiring the Baby” by Mary Cassatt. The layout shall include a single photo of a mother, grandma, child etc holding a baby, a lace and something orange. This is my take on the challenge. I tried to stick to the colors of the painting. It was an extra challenge for me as it’s not a combination that I’m used to work with. (Usually I use a lot of cerise with orange). In this layout I tried to let gray and beige dominate (except for the orange color). And I must say that it was a lot of fun!

I got inspired by the lovely orange die-cuts from K & Company. With them as a starting point I started looking for different embellishments, mists and patterned papers that could create the right combination. The background is made of beige glimmer mist and a mask with dots from The Crafter’s Workshop. To get some extra effect behind the “botanical vellum” I used a rather colorful shade of lime green (Key Lime).
I then stamped some sun flowers in black and went on arranging the different embellishments (and the lace!).

Used materials:
Mask: The Crafter’s Workshop; Mist: Antique Brass, Key Lime; Stamp: Dimensions Crafts; Patterned Papers: Create Restoration Collection (photo mat), Pink Paislee Daily Junque, Echo Park For the Record, K & Company, Sassafras Lass; Embellishments: Paper House (rub-on flowers), Marianne Design (transparent flowers), butterflies in wood; Ribbons: Panduro Hobby (pom-pom), lace from the haberdashery.


  1. What a delightful & happy page Helene! Love that botanical vellum, & your page style is so fabulous. Thank you for joining us at ARTastic, with such a lovely piece of art.

  2. This is a lovely layout. Love the misting and stamping on the background. Beautiful embellishments, love the vellum piece.
    Ha en riktig god søndag!

  3. Great page Helene. The vellum looks fantastic and love all the butterflies and flowers. Excellent work!

  4. OMG this is so identicl to the actual picture,. wow stunning work dear girl, keep those memories coming to the page, you are a natural. Melxx

  5. What a beauiful photo Helene! You have scrapped it so nicely. I just love all of the elements you have used on your page. Fabulous!!!!
    :) xx

  6. Oh this is LOVELY! You've done so well with this challenge!!!

  7. This LO is so pretty! Love the nature elements you have on here. Beautiful! Great photo of the two of you too! Thank you for joining us over at ARTastic;0)

    Hugs xx
    Cecelia B

    ps...I have candy over at my blog!

  8. Gorgeous LO.. Good luck at ARTastic :)


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