I shot this photo of Johan and Joel while Joel was very ill and went in and out of hospital last year. I’ve used the same poem for this layout as I used on the card. Freely translated it goes like this…
Walk with me daddy
Hold my hand while we’re walking
There’s so much I want to learn
And so much I don’t understand
Teach me how to avoid all the danger every day
Teach me to always do my best
And be happy for who I am
Every child needs a loving hand
So they can have support and security
Come and hold my hand daddy
We have a long way to walk
I have used Sofiero and Vintage Summer Basics scraps for this layout…All flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts. Chipboard from Scrap FX, pearls from Michael’s. Lace from LSS.I have used a stripe from one of the Sofiero papers for this beautiful Tim Holtz frame (painted with ordinary white gesso).
The acryllic frame is from Prima, doily by Wild Orchid Crafts. I’ve used scraps from Sofiero and Vintage Summer Basics to create the little circles. I’ve used Ingvild Bolme chalks and Distress Ink to stamp sewing patterns on them and the larger background scraps.
And here’s what the old Father’s Day card looked like last year, created with the wonderful Vintage Autumn Basics collection…
I also made a little gift box to go along with it… I have also got a Christmas layout to share with you today, created with A Gift For You…This photo was shot of Joel on Christmas Eve last year. He was so tiny. Just two months old and very sick…I have used a little hanger (7Gypsies) to put ribbon on it. Dies from Spellbinders, punches by Martha Stewart. Flowers from Prima, chipboard from ScrapFX.
I love to use stripes and die cuts from the various Maja collections. They really bring something extra.
I hope you all got inspired. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!