Thursday, February 3, 2011

May You Stay

Alphas: Cosmo Cricket. Embellishments: Sassafras Indie Girl banner stickers, Scenic Route chipboard, 
clear envelope, Jenni Bowlin journaling stickers, buttons, pearls
Other: Mister Huey 'Calico White', Maya Mist 'silver plated'

The song "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan has some really lovely lyrics don't you think?
Don't worry, I didn't really know them before now either. But they're the challenge prompt at Get Picky this month so they were all written out for me to be inspired by.

But instead of just taking one line of the song, or the title (which would have been easy too) I just decided the whole song would make beautiful journaling so copied it en masse onto my layout! The lyrics could easily have been written by a mum to her young child and talk about all her hopes and prayers for her future. At least that's how I've interpreted them for my layout :-) 

I titled my layout "Listen to my Heart", a bit like the Roxette song "Listen to your Heart" since I was in the zone of interpreting songs for my page. It fit perfectly because this really is my heart for my Little Moodles (and plus, it also fit the criteria for the challenge at Bird is the Word!!!)

I used my favourite white and silver mists to spray some subtle stars in the background. They really are a lot more subtle than this to look at straight-on, but I was trying to capture the shimmer for you here :-) This was in response to my favourite line in the song which says "May you build a ladder to the stars And climb on every rung"


  1. Another stunning LO. And I finally found some time to make up one of your templates.... gonna try it out tonight :)

  2. I just love this and I really like the heart buttons!

  3. love how you combined both clever girl..i love the heart buttons too plus the gorgeous pic...

  4. Oh so sweet, I adore the stars in the background :-) thanks for playing along with Bird is the Word :-)

  5. this is so pretty! love all of the elements- and the lyrics are wonderful EN MASSE! :) (no, I didn't know them before either!)
    Also love YOUR new profile pic! :D

  6. Love your interpretion and the way you used the whole song as your journalling. The stars are a lovely touch too. Thanks for playing along.

  7. I love your background, the shimmery stars look gorgeous, what a fantastic page!

  8. Awww this is so beautiful, lovely and heart warming! Thanks so much for pointing out on my blog the correct word the other day! LOL..can you imagine if I hadnt corrected it? Thanks again for playing along!Always look forward to your entries. Good luck!

  9. hi there, this is so beautiful.. i agree the lyrics can be used as a wish for your child.. i love the papers you have used too.. gorgeous layout!!

  10. Such A Cute Layout!! Love how you've Stamped Stars & have chipboard stars too.....

  11. love ur lo!!!! so pretty!!! hehe i think i no that roxette song a lil too well!!

  12. This layout mixes several of my most favorite papers ever in the most amazing way - you are so talented Natalie. I love the way you mix material, technique and pattern!


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