“Sparkle” by Tina Ollett

Welcome 49andMarket friends and a very Happy Mothers Day ! And because it is Mother’s Day I wanted to create a project with a photo that I took of my gorgeous eldest daughter only last week. She has grown into the most beautiful young lady both inside and out. And as a mum I couldn’t be prouder of her and of course, all my children.

But this moment at her high school formal last week truly took my breath away. It made me think of how great being a mum has been. Sure there have been some hurdles along the way, but being a Mum means so much to me.

My inspiration for this layout was of course this beautiful photo. But I also used the colours from this month’s moodboard at the Dusty Attic. This project has been titled


I have reverted back to an older collection “Scents of Nature”. I used two of the same pieces called Hold on Me. This would have to be one of the prettiest of the papers from this particular collection. I have used it before. So to reinvent a paper is always a challenge for me.

SN-85649 Scents of Nature: Hold on Me
SN-85649 Scents of Nature: Hold on Me Back
SN-85649 Scents of Nature: Hold on Me Back
SN-85649 Scents of Nature: Hold on Me Front
SN-85649 Scents of Nature: Hold on Me Front

So on my background page I did layering of some beautiful lace that my bestest crafty buddy gave to me a little while back. And luckily for me she gave me a huge bundle. So I wasn’t too worried about using lots. Once my layering was glued down with some 3D gel I then did some spritzing using Gold Foil Color Bloom. It is a fantastic gold, perfect for this project. My large Dusty frame and titled was also spritzed with this same spray.

My second piece of Hold on Me was used to mat my photo. I added in lots and lots more layers of yummy gorgeously beautiful blooms. I have at the moment a little of an obsession with the Cerise colour in the Vintage Shades. It is a spectacularly gorgeous vintage red.  So I used a couple of packs to create my large cluster going across my photo. I added in also some of the leaves from my other packs along with a little muslin to help soften my layout.

And from another view. Here you can see the flowers in their differing shades. Perfect for monochromatic projects. I also decided to add in a little more foliage in the form of chipboards. I also did a little stamping with transparency papers using Gabi’s new Ornate Stamp and white embossing powder to create the transparencies of the windows and corner frame. I also used the script from Gabi’s Butterflies are free stamp set to create more textures on my layout.

And lastly to my layout I layered over some gold prills to help pop my flowers and add that last touch of gold to my project.


Well that is all from me for today. Thank you for taking the time to pop by. I hope to see you here again soon.

Big hugs Teen x