Friday, April 8, 2011

Little Bird

This portrait is of my mother when she was two years old. Her mother made the beautiful little red dress. The "Little Bird" title is a reference to a story about Mother that I've heard all my life. When she was two, her babysitter (Lucy) took her and her baby brother out for a walk. Eberta got away from Lucy and ran for blocks.....all the way to her grandparent's home. Lucy had no idea where she was going, but Eberta did! She miraculously got there safe and sound.

Look at this gorgeous piece of antique victorian scrap from my grandmother's collection. The angel is so lovely and it symbolizes that God is always looking out for us.

In this LO I did some machine stitching around the edges, inking and distressing. The little red frame around the picture was made by cutting, wet distressing, inking and folding. I used my latest Cricut cartridge, Serenade. The pp is Classic K by K & Company. The title work includes "Noah" chipboard letters by Maya Road, which I painted with Hot Cinnamon Radiant Rain color concentrate by Creative Imaginations. Next, I made the letters glossy with Glossy Accents by Ranger. Used ZVA Pearl flourish, which has a bit of a champagne that for heritage LOs! I used a mixture of Prima and Flora Doodle flowers. Used a tiny bit of pink netting from my stash to add a little texture and ariness. The little heart pin is by Maya Road. The beautiful velvet ribbon is from my LSS. The little journaling label is called Life Stories Accessory Sheet 2 by My Mind's Eye.


  1. You're so lucky to have these photos! You've done the photo justice... wow!

  2. Another great layout. Love the photo of your mother is that classic red dress her mother made. Love the vintage embellishments.