Hi there, it's Piroska here today with my latest layout. This time I've chosen a Hungarian hit as an inspiration. The song "Neked írom a dalt..." is a song from 1975(!), and it's always been popular, but in these days of Lockdown it has got a new meaning. The song writer asked famous Hungarian singers to sing a line of the song - and they all did it, in their homes. From these small spots they made a new video clip.
And what is the song about? You can read the translated lyrics, if you are interested in, but briefly the song is written for anybody, who is doing his job, who is studying, "who do your job in the daylight (...) Heal people and teach children, And waiting for your dream in the evening when you are tired". Its new meaning is thanksgiving, a song for all medical workers, teachers, and everybody who is still working at home or at his workplace in the times of pandemic.
You probably all know, that there is a campaign, supporting the community healthcare heroes by displaying a heart on your door or window. I am only a teacher, working from home, teaching online and simultaneously coordinating the homeschooling tasks of my daughter. It is exacting... And I can't listen to this song without getting tears...
So I thought I deserve a heart. ALL OF US deserve a heart. For our work (let it be housework, studying or payed job), for our endurance, for our staying at home and flattening the curve. So this song and this layout is also FOR YOU <3
I cut the Floral Filled Heart 02 cut file of CUT to YOU from white smooth cardstock and backed it with the watercolour patterned paper from the Studio Forty So Beautiful Base Kit.
When I was ready I recognised that I made a mistake: I didn't left a border from that patterned paper, in order to use it as a frame for my layout. So Plan B: I got out my old border punch (thanks for the inspiration, Paige Evans!), and started to make punched stripes from the left overs.
I didn't need 12" long stripes as I was going to put that big cut heart in the middle. I glued cardboard on the back of the heart so it stands out from the background. I love playing with dimensions.
I also backed the photo, made tabs for the stickers and stamped a label for my journalling. It wasn't a 30 minutes layout, but I really like the result.