Carpe Diem

Lately I've been having fun trying to put together more pages of family vacations that we've done over the year. I really love the moments that we share with our boys when we are away from home, partly because we are with them 100% of the time. I am lucky, the boys ate now 17 & 18 and still willing to follow along on family activities and vacation.
I created this page with a picture taken in 2014 when we went to Tampa Forida. We visited Bush Gardens for the 1st time. Wow, what an amzing park, I fell in love with the vegetation and also the mini zoo included in the park. I love this picture because my eldest who has autisme wanted to do this ride, and my yougest decided to go with him. It was the one ride they did just as brothers. As a mom, that was pure bliss to see them together and having the opportunity to snap such a great picture. I am so proud of my boys.
I am entering this challenge in the 3 following blog challenges:
2-Lindy's stamp gang
3-More than Words
For the 1st challenge Cuts2Luv March moodboard
My elements inspired by the moodboard are:
Wood, Fox, Kids Pictures (ok mine are teens) and the sketch
Here is a closer look to the beautiful fox flair badge. I just love it !

It's part of this beautiful kit:
Now for the second challenge, Lindy's stamp gang had a beautiful color palet. I love my Lindy's products, they just work so well and are fun to use. 
Here are the store links for the products I used:
The other colors in the challenge are included via the paper selection or other drops of inks
Here is the beautiful color combo:
Here is a closer look at my background with the mix of colors, just Yummy:
For the 3rd challenge, More Than Words:
I used 2 types of Gesso on my page:
Clear and Heavy Gesso
I love to cover my pages with the clear before I start applying my watercolors, magicals or Inks. I jet feel it's easier to work over clear Gesso than directly to the paper.
The Heavy Gesso I used to get the paperned paper connected to the white paper. This give the page a more blended look and also serves as a background for the inks and colors.
For Bliss: Not only is it under the picture, but really for me seeing my boys having fun together when we travel is a blissful moment. There is nothing more magical or brings me more hapiness than seeing them enjoy each others company. I am a lucky mom...
I love the wood background chosen in the picture. Lately there ahev been so many wood inspired backgrounds and accessories in the market, it is just really fun to work off of that type of paper.
So... Thanks to the 3 teams for the inpiration...


Di Garling said...

I love the design of this layout and all the lovely elements you have used. Such a great photo of your boys and I really enjoyed reading your story about your sons too. Thanks so much for playing with us at More Than Words.

Edith @ Cloutiere said...

j'adore trop cette page!! elle est vraiment belle!

Nicole Doiron said...

I love the layout you laid the papers and the photo! Absolutely wonderful! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

Heather McMahon said...

Such a fabulous interpretation of the More Than Words challenge! I love the use of gesso and the original design.

Arantzazu said...

I love the design of the page !!
brilliant work!!!
thanks for playing with us at More Tha Words!

Rachael Funnell said...

SENSATIONAL layout France...Thanks for joining in over @ More Than words this month.. x

Natalie said...

This is fabulous.
Thanks for playing along at Lindys.

langeatheart said...

Great take on this month's challenge! All the best from More Than Words! ) I would like to invite you this month to visit my blog for a giveaway! http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/

Unknown said...

Une magnifique création comme toujours !!! Merci pour ta belle participation !! :))))

Helen Hapsi said...

Beautiful photo, it looks like your sons had a great day !! I really like the way you put everything on your layout, nice outcome !!! Thank you for joining us over at More than Words !!

Kawine said...

J'adoooore les couleurs!!! Avec le bois c'est magnifique!

PLUMO said...

Magnifique page France !!!!