Sunday, May 19, 2013

Guest Designer @ Scrap & Music~!

Hi there everybody :). I hope you all had/are having a great weekend! 

I'm happy to share with you that I was invited to guest design for the brand new sketch challenge site "Scrap & Music"~! They provide not only a fabulous sketch for your creative pleasure, but also feature a song from which you must derive your title. You can pick out any word/words from the entire song that reaches out to you. 

For Sketch Challenge #2, we are given the song "La Vie En Rose" (Édith Piaf):

Des yeux qui font baisser les miens,
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche,
Voilà le portrait sans retouche
De l'homme auquel j'appartiens
[Refrain]
Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas,
Je vois la vie en rose.
Il me dit des mots d'amour,
Des mots de tous les jours,
Et ça me fait quelque chose.
Il est entré dans mon coeur
Une part de bonheur
Donc je connais la cause.
C'est lui pour moi,
Moi pour lui dans la vie,
Il me l'a dit, l'a juré
Pour la vie.
Et dès que je l'aperçois
Alors je sens en moi
Mon coeur qui bat
Des nuits d'amour à plus finir
Un grand bonheur qui prend sa place
Des ennuis des chagrins s'effacent
Heureux, heureux à mourir.
Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas,
Je vois la vie en rose.
Il me dit des mots d'amour,
Des mots de tous les jours,
Et ça me fait quelque chose.
Il est entré dans mon coeur
Une part de bonheur
Donc je connais la cause.
C'est toi pour moi,
Moi pour toi dans la vie,
Il me l'a dit, l'a juré
Pour la vie.
Et dès que je l'aperçois
Alors je sens en moi
Mon coeur qui bat.

  For those of you who do not speak French (like myself)- Google Translate is a beautiful thing! And so is this song- gorgeous, gorgeous words. I decided to use the very last line in the song, which says "my heart beat" in English. Since the song is about love, I was going to do a layout about my husband. But as much as I love him to pieces- he is not the only one who makes up MY heart beat. And that is why I chose to scrap the 3 other most important people in my life :)
"My Heart Beat"
I don't even care that this is not a perfect photo- a little blurry, the kids not really paying attention (lol)...it's perfect to me because of who is in it :). They truly do make up the contents of my heart :).
Here is the sketch you get to work with:
Gorgeous, yes?? 

Here's a quick, closer look:
Lots of Prima layers going on...stamps, flowers, and embellishments :) I've used papers from the Fairy Belle, Lyric, and Fairy Rhymes collections, as well as paper from Pink Paislee's "Hope Chest" collection.




I'd love it if you'd show your support to this fun new challenge blog! Check them out HERE and add them to your list :) You have the next two weeks to complete this challenge.

Thanks for coming by and have a wonderful day~!

16 comments:

Keren Tamir said...

Congrats on the GD!! A very special and beautiful LO.

Romy said...

Big congrats on the GDT spot! Your lay-out is truly wonderful!

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Erin, yor layout is stunning! Love the gorgeous flower embellishments and such a great photo. Thank you for being our Guest Designer for this challenge. ^_^

Carin McDonough said...

Beautiful layout for a beautiful photo, often the 'not perfect' photos are the best :)

pattyo said...

Gorgeous layout, Erin! I love the photo as it is--very natural.

Tina said...

I think this may be my favorite layout EVER from you! Just love it!

sandi said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful! That swag of flowers looks gorgeous draped like that!

Tone-Lill said...

I think your photonis perfect, and so is your amazingly beautiful LO :)

Mrs Frizz said...

oh wow ... yep, another 'oh wow' moment ... this is gorgeous!

Lizzyc said...

Wow this is breath taking beautiful.. stunning flowers and the photo is wonderful because of who is in it...gorgeous layout!

Ashley Horton said...

Great lyric from the song to use as your title, Erin!! And such a great photo of your family!!

Marie/Mison said...

Pure magic! Stunning page.

Laurie LaRiviere said...

really nice photo of your little loves! and a simply gorgeous layout to showcase it, lovely!

Georgia Heald said...

Beautiful Erin, love these colors!

Sandie Edwards said...

Congratulations on your GD position ... and what an amazing and inspirational layout... so utterly beautiful!

Catarina M Monguilhott said...

Página muito, muito linda, impressionante arranjos de flores e numa tonalidade suave e delicada.
Obrigada por ter aceitado nosso convite e participado do Sketch # 2, no blog Scrap & Music.