11 - Volando alto (Flying high)

I don´t really know if this is a valid LO for the challenge since it has no photos but I thought it was fun to do anyway!
A lady contacted me two years ago to complete an album for her eldest son who was turning 40. It was not so much about the photographs but about the letters and notes she had kept for him throughout his life. Everything from letters he had written to his parents, to report cards and letters and postcards written on his journeys as well as letters dedicated to him by his family members on the occasion of his birthday. After that first album, she ordered a second for her mother and now a third for her second son. This is actually the first LO I have made so far for this album and it's about the words this boy could read at age 4. Those are the words you can read in each of the kites. I thought that might be a way of elevating them!
The rectangle on the right I painted with acrylic (for the painted background)
Translated, the text reads "At age 4 you already flew high and could read all these words."
I was inspired by a watercolour by a Brazilian artist called Sergio Moura called Jugando a Volar which translated means something like "Playing I can fly"

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Comment by Jenn Kennedy on March 27, 2012 at 10:10pm
This is really cool. I find it incredibly hard to scrap without photos, but this is awesome!
Comment by Eila Sandberg on March 27, 2012 at 1:58pm

What an unusual and lovely page Elaine! it really is like a page from a story book

Comment by Sandra Brimelow on March 25, 2012 at 1:52am

What an awesome page - despite no photo - I think how you have presented this is fabulous.

Comment by Debbi McCue - DT on March 22, 2012 at 11:25am

Beautiful!! Just like a Storybook Page!!

Comment by Jenny Evans on March 21, 2012 at 12:08pm

I think this is just perfect!! Love the layout...the kites and the bold strips of journaling...fabulous job!!

Comment by susan stringfellow on March 21, 2012 at 10:16am

what a cool idea! I think there are many times when we need to do pages without photos. Great job! And perfectly valid to me. I'm glad you played along

Comment by Monica Brady on March 21, 2012 at 7:21am

Fantastic!! What dedication to keep all those memories for all those years. Great job hun!

Comment by Michele Singh on March 21, 2012 at 4:56am

Oh this is lots of fun! Adorable project idea!

Comment by Shaunery on March 20, 2012 at 9:02pm

WOW.. I have no idea where this falls in the "scrapping" spectrum, but really  WHO cares?? This is fantastic!  The concept is rockin' and I love how you're inspiring the members, you have the members hopping and the creative juices flowing!  Stunning!

Comment by Rosa Daporta on March 20, 2012 at 8:39pm

Very sweet layout. I think an image is not even needed. I love the idea. Can I copy it? :) My daughter is 21 months old and is starting to play with the language. Well, not just one but three: English, Galician and Spanish, too  funny  to hear them speak.

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