19 - Sweet Innocence

These colors were perfect for a baby photo of Andrea!

I created the background mod podging (I know it's not a word!) book papers and then gessoing over them. Stamping, stitching and splashing glimmer mist completed the work.
I used a couple of strips of Michelle's beautiful downloadable papers and tags.
For my evidence I used book papers, circles in design, circular accents, bird (cut out from one of Andrea's baby books. We got quite a few of them as presents since I had Andrea quite late in life - I was 40 and most of our friends had already older kids so Andrea was "everybody's baby" so to speak). I also used gesso and multiple small patterns.

My journaling is in a circle and tells about what a great 40th birthday present Andrea was for both Hubs and me: I told my Hubs I was pregnant on his 40th b-day in May and I gave birth to Andrea next January only a couple of weeks after my 40th b-day.

close ups on my blog:

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Comment by Jenny Evans on May 22, 2012 at 12:13am

Absolutely amazing, Helena! Love your title and that sweet photo!!

Comment by Ellen Porter on May 17, 2012 at 12:54am

Such a sweet baby page, and I love how you worked a little of the coordinate paper in!

Comment by Claudia Zubrinic on May 15, 2012 at 9:45pm

I love all yours cases !!! You inspired me !

Que linda historia!cuando los hijos llegan en la madurez de la vida nos rejuvenecen y encienden todas las esperanzas !!!

Comment by Gayle Price on May 15, 2012 at 5:56pm

Beautiful delicate page and great story.

Comment by Eila Sandberg on May 15, 2012 at 12:11pm

Wow Helena this is really so cute!! he certainly was a very special present to his mum and dad, what a blessing. Love that darling bird and your signature stitching and the gentle splatter of blue! Gorgeous page as always! xxx

Comment by Arnlaug Koppang DT on May 14, 2012 at 3:06pm

Love this page! As always you're design is so uniqe and beautiful:-)

Comment by Sarah Martin on May 14, 2012 at 1:45am

Gorgeous page Helena. What a precious child. I love that you incorporated the little bird from one of her books.

Comment by Kimberly Kett on May 13, 2012 at 6:18pm

This is so precious and so sweet!

Comment by Heather Jacob - DT on May 13, 2012 at 1:08am

outstanding .. absolutely outstanding xoxo

Comment by Michele Singh on May 12, 2012 at 4:03pm

how do you do that with your sewing machine? so neat! I just love your style, so unique and fun.  Such a sweet photo and love the bird, too!

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