Saturday, July 4, 2009

"I suppose there may be a hundred different ways of being in love." (Emma)

Being a mother has opened my eyes to what it means to be truly in love, unconditionally. When I am blessed with the opportunity to guide, mold, forgive, correct, or be patient with my child, I am reminded again of how great God's love is for us... And when I reminisce on those precious days when my baby was... a baby, well, my heart swells with love, pride, and a little bit of nostalgia.

Onto the Art

The newest Dream Girls challenge was to use photos that were five years old or older, in a sepia or black and white tone, within a sketch from the site.

I have been hoarding these pictures of Melanie as a toddler for almost six years now, waiting for the right inspiration for their use. SO I scanned them into the comptuer, used Paint net to pull out the blue in the comb and pamper, and then turned them into a sepia tone...

Then I played with some acrylic paints and crackle paints around the edges of the photos... AND then I played with some GRUNGE PAPER... Gotta love the stuff... it's so moldable, and tear able, and inkable, and yummy...


  1. Hi Adina:
    Hi Adina:
    Thanks for visiting my blog at the blog hop yesterday! Sorry the video wouldn't play for you. You can try watching it on You tube:
    The only difference is you cannot print the instructions there. Let me know if it still doesn't work.
    P.S. Pretty blog. I am a Graphic 45 fan too.

  2. SUCH a wonderful layout, girlfriend! i love the way you played with the grungepaper, and OMG, is that her real hair? so MUCH of it! what an absolute cutie-pie. <3

    i can't wait to meet her!


  3. Love this much to see!

  4. Left you something on my blog.

  5. Hey Adina! Glad I found your blog! That LO is just amazing. Since I just found it through Jill, I gave you a bloggy award but I said it was more like a awesome person award! Check it out if you like!


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