For Mom

I love it when an idea comes together!
I had this next project in my mind for a "Mother's Day" theme at 
 My Mom loves collages and anything to do with her grandkids (of course) so I had
envisioned placing small, round photos of each child in the centers of the Naturals Canvas Flowers.
I had the back chipboard page leftover from a water-fall album that I made recently,
so I used it as the base.  To give it a finished look, I covered both sides with the same
patterned paper from LYB's Just Because Collection.

Next, I cut a mat of heart paper and machine stitched around the edge.
Just placing the flowers onto the heart mat looked a little 'flat' so I decided to use
my square 1" dies and create a quilted look.  I machine stitched around the red squares.
Before adhering the other squares, I backed them with the same-size chipboard and then
mounted n place.  To add some texture, I simply stitched a large X across those squares.

 The Naturals Flowers come with a wooden button in the center; I removed them and
set them aside to stitch on later.  After punching each photo out I also backed it with the 
same size chipboard before adding to the flower centers (I used Glue Dots for this).
I secured the bottom of the Wooden Clothespin with some Quick Dry Glue before 
clipping it onto the side of the flower.

 For the "My Joy" banners, I cut apart one of the Naturals Burlap Banners and
then added the Blue Canvas Alphas.

 Using Fabri-Tac I hid the edges of the chipboard with Red Jute.  
The large bow at the top was made with some really cool wired-edge ribbon
by May Arts...I left just enough at the top for hanging.  

LYB Products:
NA-JT20 Jute Pack - Bright (4 colors, 72" each)
NA-BF50 Layered Burlap Flowers - Daisy
AS-212 Canvas Alphas - Blue, Esfera
NA-BS100 Burlap Stickers - Flags
JB-109 Tiny Blossoms, Birds & Blooms
JB-304 6X6 Paper Pad (24 sheets - 2 each of 12 designs)

Check-out the other Mother's Day projects at the LYB Blog!
Have a wonderful Friday!
  1. This is really quite stunning! So many awesome textures :)


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