Sunday, 12 June 2011

What Makes Me My Mother...

...a layout and some answers.

So, what did my photography survey show? Well, nearly all of you said that you liked one detail shot:


but that more than one could be too many. I'm pretty sure that's what I think too. Details need to add something. And most, but not all, of you said that you liked staged photos:

Yes, that tiny baby is me

I do too; and I'm already looking at new ways of presenting my pages. I'm in talks with my DIY expert as we speak. So I'll leave you today with my other work-in-progress: a layout I think I'll probably add to. Do you have any of those? Layouts with room for more journaling?

42 comments:

Cheryl said...

what a soft, thoughtful page. definitely the kind of page you're going to come back to and add more too.

furrypig said...

beautiful page loving the lace and cream circle sewing very neat! the green is very peaceful.

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

It looks great so far and the idea behind it is something for me to think about too. :0)

Mary B said...

this is a great design, would like to copy it if I may.
I love the fact that it is a finished work, but also a work in progress.

Jane said...

I love this, so delicate, love the stitched circles, thanks for the inspiration

scrappyjacky said...

Love this beautiful page,Sian....I'm sure they'll be far more journaling you can add.....even make a mini album.

Rachel B said...

The hand stitched circles are gorgeous, great layout Sian :)

Kirsty.a said...

I wouldn't ad too much more to this layout. I think it's pretty much perfect as it is.

Miss Smith said...

This page is gorgeous Sian, really beautiful and subtle. I think you nailed the presentation too! If you don't mind, I'd like to try this method of sharing pages.

Karen said...

What a stunning layout Sian. I have taken note of the results from your pole and am now only going to include 1 detail photo. Also love how you have presented your page.

Gems said...

Interesting findings to your poll and a stunning layout. I love the idea too x

Amanda said...

I love the stitched circles containing your journalling. Another brilliant idea :)

Denise said...

Your results are definitely food for thought, that is a stunning layout - I love the stitched circles x

S said...

Pretty layout - and now I understand what you mean by "staged", I didn't click when I answered the survey. I find adding stuff to layouts later to be difficult - and as far as journaling goes, one can always write on the back - that doesn't require messing with the design - easier for me.

Louise said...

a lovely layout Sian, using stitched circles for journaling very creative. I like the close up too xx

Clare said...

Your layout has got me thinking about how much I am like my Mum. The stitched journal circles are a really great idea, like them a lot.

Miriam said...

I love this, so soft and gentle. Yes I might go with a mini book to add more to. That's my favourite way of journalling on a page.

JO SOWERBY said...

ooh scarey thought. i dont want to be like my mum at all. sorry all u mum lovers. i doooo love her but i dont want to be like her. ok moving on. i love the details on this LO. u know i luv butterflies anyway and u use of limited colours is perfect.
jo xxx

Cheri said...

gorgeous layout Sian! I for one do appreciate more than one detail shot if the subject warrants it. But then, I'm also drawn to all forms of macro photography, so maybe it is just me!

Karen said...

Another gorgeous page. I'm another fan of the stitching, and always of your embellishments! Great subject for a layout.

Becky said...

Really like the stitched circles with the journalling in.

Ladkyis said...

I had a little wooden plaque made for my daughter as a jokey Christmas present. It said "Mirror, Mirror on the wall, I am my mother after all"
People who ring up never know if it is her or me and when my mother was alive they couldn't tell the three of us apart on the phone. My daughter's daughter is well along the path to join us and she is only six!

Lynn said...

I remember thinking "I'll never say/do that when I'm a Mum" but of course I do!! Its a lovely page and definately room for other observations but also perfect as it is.

Ruth said...

Those stitched circles are fantastic! Have you asked TTO and TNSSO what they think and for their observations of when you and Granny are together?

Maria Ontiveros said...

Lovely page! I especially like the little detail on the lower right. You're so good at adding that sort of perfect balance.
I almost bought a stamp that said, "Sooner or later, we all quote our mothers."
Rinda

dogmatix said...

I love the LO.

alexa said...

I love your little stitched circles - and the fact that you've left space for more thoughts when appropriate... Such a pretty and soft colourway. And you look very sweet!

Ginger said...

I love the soft vintage feel to this layout Sian and the added lace bits. Adding more journaling is a wonderful idea and something TSO will likely treasure when she is your age :)

Lisa said...

i love this page. it's gorgeous. I love how you present your pages - the staging is great.

scrappysue said...

Another fabulous LO Sian, and wonderful little details. The colours are striking too.

Jimjams said...

Gorgeous page - love the stitched circles! Love LadyKis' mirror too LOL!

Lisa-Jane said...

This is so beautiful! I love those circles, I have pinned it so I can borrow this idea at a later point. I just love everything about it.

Jennifer said...

A stunning page. I love the stitched circles with the journaling inside! The wooden butterflies are perfect. Still looking for those in my neck of the woods. They are on my wish list. Love the idea of a staged LO photo! I sometimes do that for cards but never thought of it for a LO.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love your detail shot, really captured a great look from that angle. I do like the staged shots. I wonder if I have a good spot for staging that also has great light, tricky combo, I think.

Alana said...

I'm so glad we agree on these things Sian:) I need a DIY expert too, could you send them over to me when you have finished? I don't usually go back to a lo to add journalling as I know when I start what I want to say but I do leave it overnight occassionally and add an embelly or the like.

WendyB said...

Beautiful layout. I love the soft colours you've chosen, and wonderfully staged of course.

Clair said...

Ah. I didn't have chance to vote but your beautifully staged photograph would have swung my response. I love a detailed photograph (or two, if there's additional areas of a page that need highlighting!) but as long as the photograph is taken well enough that I can really see the layout - it's all good.

Some beautiful cards in the making too Miss! x

Ifa said...

I love that baby photo, you're so cute.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

One of the things that I've always loved about your blog post photos is the way you stage your layouts. You inspire me every time I see those shots!

And your layout about your mom is lovely, Sian. Oooh...and how cute is that little baby photo of you?!?!

Beverly said...

TFS the survey results :) I totally adore this layout idea, in some ways I am glad I am like mama but in other ways I cringe. Great photo!

Curlywiggles said...

Love the stitching on this layout!

Gail said...

Love the layout. Did you add more to it?

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