Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"Live, love, create" - Susan K.Weckesser

Hello everyone!!

This is actually a copy/paste of  my DT post over at  Susan K.Weckesser's blog!!

I have always wanted to incorporate my children's drawings into a layout!
I wanted them to remember how their creativity looked like in different stages of their childhood.

My dd Nefeli is now 5 years old and she is in the stage where she always draws houses, people, trees, flowers and of course a bright sun!!!
So when I saw Susan's house stamp, a great idea came to my mind!!! I got my children to play with it!!!

Let me just tell you that they were thrilled!!! Nefeli even played with Susan's fab stencil!!!

And this is Ioli...

Here is the final layout! Every child next to its own little house!!

Here is another stamp called "Grandma's needlepoint" and the house has been cut out from Susan's paper collection.

The sun is from Susan's paper collection too!!!

Materials used:
Papers: Whimsical paper line by Susan K.Weckesser
Cardstock: American Crafts
Button, Flair buttons, washi tape: Purple Pumpkin

So, why don't you try that out??? I promise that your children will love the idea of playing with mama's "forbidden" goodies and the outcome will be a precious layout that captivates a precious memory!!!

p.s. Here are the "Art" quotes that I've written around the page:

1. A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
2. The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
3. Every artist was first an amateur.
4. Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
5. In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
6. In art as in love, instinct is enough.

Have a nice creative day and have fun!!!


Paula F.P. Simionato said...

Now, this is really a moment to make it forever, scrappin it.
Love so so much the subject, the LO is fab as always.
Kisses Vicky

Sandra said...

Wow Vicky I can see that the girls loved this project and the layout looks amazing.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such a great idea to have them use the stamps and then you scrap it!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING their houses and how you incorporated their photos in there!! BEAUTIFUL!!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Very cute layout!!

Shona said...

that a great layout, love the story and the photos :) so adorable

Kelly K. said...

Φανταστική ιδέα και ένα υπέροχο αποτέλεσμα όπως πάντα!!! Θα είναι αξιοπερίεργο αν οι μικρές σου δεν κολλήσουν τον "ιό"!!! χαχαχα

Lizzy Hill said...

Too late for me - don't think my 24 & 25 year old boys would play along...but i definitely WILL be doing this with my grandson!!! LOVE their houses & it's such a creative, fun thing to do...that washi looks great along the edges, too:):) Hugz xo

Kelly Foster said...

How cool is this?! I love the whole idea of it, and it turned out SO amazing!!!! So creative, Vicky!!


Βίκυ μου, μεγαλουργείς!!!απίθανη ιδέα το layout με τις ζωγραφιές των παιδιών σου!!!να τις χαίρεσαι!!!φιλιά!!!

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Καλά, απίθανη ιδέα και σύνθεση! Κατά μάνα κατά κύρη οι κορούλες σου, είχαν να πάρουν στην δημιουργία... μπράβο Βίκυ!!!!

Ελευθερία said...

τελειο το αποτέλεσμα κορίτσι!!!!!!! μπράβο στα κορίτσια σου και μπράβο και στη μαμα τους!!! :)

Linda said...

Great idea, perfect for extra memories