Tuesday, 5 April 2016

A Mother's love

I have been so busy with DT posts and my own birthday that I have not had time to share more of my darling daughter's recent 30th birthday celebrations. I shared her card and the anti gravity cake I made for her in this post here if you missed it.

Her actual birthday was on the Sunday and we enjoyed a small family lunch together in a lovely Bistro near to where she lives in Southampton. The Bistro overlooks the Solent and we had the upstairs private dining area.

What a lovely view we enjoyed..........
This was the dining area we had to ourselves, set with a large table. The window that the picture above is taken from is at the far end.
I snapped my 2 children chatting.....
and Daisy had space to move around after she had eaten her lunch
She got a bit hot so she took off her little dress and did a spot of dancing to the amusement of the staff below,
Happy families
I decided that I wanted to make a Moment for my journal which encompassed the whole of my daughter's 30th birthday weekend.
I wanted to include the cake I made, the card, the spring weather etc. This is my own "mood" board I made from my photos;
I also wanted to enter some great challenges around so I included their inspiration too.

So this is how my Moment came together.
I wanted to use the same Noor flower image stamp that I had white embossed on her card, this time I stamped it with violet archival ink. I then gold embossed a foral border. I also used my seaside Memoirs Rubber Dance stamp, again stamped with violet archival ink, this was to remember the coastal lunch we enjoyed together
I  using these Little Claire stamps for the border as they were the same shape as the gerbenas on the tables at her party.
I also stamped this lovely Cherish sentiment using an ancient wooden stamp for my stash. It's a very appropriate definition isn't it.
I painted up a Dusty attic chippie piece, a section from their lacey heart frame, with Decoart crackle paste.
and that was the last of my process photos. Once you start spraying and inking it's very difficult to stop and take photos.

So here is my finished Moment.
I used the same colour distress inks as those on my DD's card. The gold embossing acted as a resist. They are my "Cadbury Dairy Milk" colours from her cake I made :0)
You can see the crackle on my heart frame. I used the same glitter card too.
 I added sparkle medium through my TH heart stencil for love, a Mother's love. I die cut 3 very apt TH words; forever, cherish, family as they sum up that wonderful weekend. The birds on the branch die cut are my newest Memory box buy. They represent those lovely trees we looked out to and spotted birds sitting in the branches getting ready for their imminent nest building. The cycle of life in nature.
 Below you can see the shimmer of the glitter card and the gold embossing. You can also see the Rubber dance sea shells I stamped to remind me of our coastal meal.

When I look at this Moment it takes me straight back to that special weekend. I really cherish these Moments and it's so good to have transformed into art in my Journal. It really speaks to me of the Mother's love I have for my babies, big and small ;0)

I would like to enter my Moment into the following challenges; 

Craft Stamper Take it make it spring flowers
Dusty Attic April challenge their moodboard colours were just perfect for my Moment. I was also inspired by the water effect of the leaves, it looked like crackle...I added crackle to my frame. 
PaperArtsy resists #7
Rubber Dance 1/5 stamp into spring 
A Vintage Journey spring is in the air
The artistic stamper 2/3  all things distress
Rhedd's creative spirit; April
Card mania 2/5  spring
Stamping Sensations 1/3 one for the girls
Sweet Stampin How old? (use a number)
Mixed media world vintage
Simon Says stamp Monday try to resist
Creative card crew use die cuts
WOW embossing powders April challenge
Memory Box anything but a card

Thanks so much for your visits and kind comments. I will be back on Thursday for my 2nd DT post for Country View Challenges.....if you have been waiting to see the pendant I also made for my daughter's 30th you will see it then ;0)
I would like to warmly my newest followers too, it's great to see you sharing my creative journey.

Back on Thursday,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Morning jane. It looks like you had a wonderful time and your photos are beautiful. A fabulous memory make too ...beautiful colours and i love the circle. It really pops. Have a great day lovely lady@ hugs rachel x

  2. Awe what a lovely family meal and a lovely moment to remember it by. It's always nice when everyone can get together.
    Daisy is so funny doing her little dance.
    Happy Tuesday my friend, we may even see the sun here today but I think it's short lived.
    V x

  3. Beautiful card Jane, love the Dusty Attic chippie, and your colours are just amazing!! Great photos, looks like you had such a wonderful time. A beautiful little spot with such a great view! hugs :)

  4. Your card is gorgeous Jane, lovely techniques used and the end result is beautiful.
    Your photos are lovely too, a happy family occasion to remember!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  5. Stunning Jane...wonderful memories!

  6. Beautiful moment made of very happy celebration, lovely! It seems you all had fantastic time, and oh how familiar is that "too hot, dress off"-situation here too :)

    See you here soon again!

    Have a wonderful Tuesday, dear friend!


  7. Beautiful! Very gentle colours and wonderful techniques! Lovely mix media card!
    Thanks for playing with us at Card mania challenge!


  8. What a fun birthday party! I enjoyed seeing Daisy having fun. Your memory is also fabulous, as always. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Wow such a beautiful addition to your journal - the colours are fabulous and again just wow. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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  10. Loved the birthday party pictures especially the one of Daisy dancing!
    I am a little confused - is that a journal page or a card? Which ever it is, it is a gorgeous mixed media make!
    sandy xx

  11. You have such a true talent and I am in awe. I love this journal page because of all the work and it is done with love...and it shows. What a great time you had. Love
    Y to be with family

  12. A lovely moment to remember and beautifully portrayed in your fabulous artistic piece. Xxx

  13. So lovely Jane - a special moment to remember. Thanks for joining us here at a Vintage Journey.

  14. What a special day! I love how you made your piece using Cadbury colors, Jane! It is just gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for the Monday challenge!

  15. This really is so beautiful Jane! What a perfect way to capture the essence of the celebrations and surroundings. Love the idea of creating your own mood board too. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey xx

  16. Hi Jane,

    Lovely post!
    Thank You for including us in your DD's celebration.
    I can feel the love ;)
    Your moment is beautiful!


  17. Stunning work! Love the colors and hint of sparkle. Heat embossing looks really beautiful on top of your lovely background page. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  18. Very creative!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ "How Old?" Challenge!

  19. Stunning and beautiful creation, always love a bit of gilding !!

  20. Stunning piece of art and a lovely collection of memories of a special day

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  21. What a gorgeous way to remember a very special day! This canvas is so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! Nanette, DT

  22. This is such a beautiful Moment! thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

  23. What a beautiful family you got there! I can imagine that you've got a lot of inspiration by being with Your Family. Your canvas was absolutly georgeus! Thank you for particiate in Rubber Dance april Challenge!
    Hugs, Anita

  24. That's gorgeous. Looks like a fabulous celebration was had.
    Catherine x

  25. What a beautiful place to have a special family get together!Thank you for sharing the day with us and also including Dusty Attic in capturing the Moment! The crackles look amazing as does your page...Thanks for playing along with us this month...

  26. What a stunning soft yet vibrant page, stunning stamping to and such a perfect composition! It looks as if the celebrations were wonderful too! Sorry for my rather late visit, but thanks so much for adding this to our challenge at AVJ!

  27. Stunning piece! I bet your daughter is really pleased with it!

  28. Beautiful card ... so much detail and fabulous texture. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  29. Gorgeous, Jane! Thank you for joining our April challenge at Rubber Dance ♥

  30. A gorgeous memory. Love the pretty colours and all the lovely details. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz


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