I am back from a lovely holiday, even though I am exhausted and feel like I need another one :D and it seemed fitting to post this layout from before I went away because there is no place like home... :)
Here is my layout
Here is how I solved the case...
Scheme - the colours are all there.
Evidence - flowers, book pages, metal, twine.
Testimony - document something about your home.
The quotes on the front of the layout say:
Live the life you've imagined
It's not the home that I love but the live that is lived there.
My journalling on the back of the layout says:
We bought this house nearly nine and a half years ago. We were looking to downsize from our old house which was on 4 000 sq meters into something better suited to just the two of us, as the kids were in the process of moving out. We found this estate with just 40 something homes in it and we both fell in love with it. We downsized the property to 1000 sq meters but not the size of the house - what happened?. I loved the open plan and the large patio and gorgeous main bedroom - Simon love the triple garage and the pub with the pizza oven. So we did it. It is a beautiful large homely house decorated in neutrals with dark wood furniture. It has three bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, a huge pub area with a pool table, a tv lounge, home theatre, dining room, kitchen, scullery I have a studio and Simon has a home office upstairs too. It really is way too big for us and we had been talking about moving again into a much smaller more manageable house but now with the birth of the babies, and the fact that my daughter also has a partner, the house seems full again and I am not sure that I would be comfortable all squashed up. So.... we have decided to stay put for now and enjoy it while we can. The babies have their own room now and when more come there will be a room for them too :)
I really love my home it is a place where I feel safe and happy. It invites you to come in and have a cup of tea or coffee or a loud noisy braai, watch the rugby or settle for a good movie with popcorn. The kids can swim or play with the dogs. It is a happy home. It is our home.
Here are some close ups.
I used strips of washi tape, book paper and a zig-zag stitch stamp to create my background
The butterfly is cut out of a piece of Tim Holtz tissue paper and glued onto the paper. I added the red bling for a dash of colour.
This quote is a rub on. I also added some grey watercolour paint. The flower was tucked in under the photos and the key to represent the house added on top.
I added the flowers and cut the leaves with a die cut. I also added a lock under the flowers and the twine is pushed under the flowers and leaves.
I loved this case file and I am very happy with the outcome. Thanks for stopping by to take a look and I thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. I love to read them and I appreciate every one of them.
Be back soon with another one.