Hello crafty friends! For this week's "Someone Special" focus at Felicity Jane, I created a layout about my Mom's love. I got the idea to tear strips of FJ paper to reveal a heart shape from one of the new papers in the May Brie Kit. The strips symbolize peeling back the layers of my heart to tell the story inside, of my childhood with Mom.
The whole basis for the page, came from the idea to reveal the story on a pattern behind the heart shape. First, I printed my photos, which are just phone photos of a photo, not full resolution scanned images. They are all I have, and so even though they aren't great quality, I used them anyway. I reduced the size of the photos to help with the low resolution, and turned them black and white. Several patterns from previous FJ kits were used for the torn strips.
After the photos and layers were placed on the bottom right, I drew the biggest half-heart possible, so that I could fill the heart layer with lots of journaling. I trimmed the heart out with a craft knife. I guessed on the width of each torn strip, and just kept going until I filled in along the edge.
Here is a close up of the rolled edge, rolled so the desired color was on the outside. Each strip was adhered with tape-runner under the top layer, and was then zig-zag stitched around the edge of the heart. I love that the pretty back sides of the Felicity Jane paper show with this technique.
Here's a close up of the Brooke Rubber Charms. I used all the drops in the package on this layout. They seem to me to symbolize the embroidery on little girls dresses from the 70s. Since my Mom made all of our clothes in those early years, it seemed appropriate.
I am thankful my Mom got to see this page and read the story about my memories and musings on childhood, so that she knows how much I appreciate her. Is there a story you would love to tell that has been sitting in the back of your mind? I hope you get to tell it today.
Supplies: Brooke Kit | Brooke Paper Pack | Zoey Paper Pack | Heidi Paper Pack | Autumn Paper Pack | Brooke Silicone Charms | Brooke 2x2 Designer Vellum Squares | Brooke Bitty Puffy Shapes | Zoey Die Cuts | Zoey Journaling Cards | Mila Foam Stickers | Essentials Puffy Alphabet Stickers - White