Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thinking of You

 Well I'm back with another project for Elizabeth Craft Designs and this time I decided to do a scrapbook page to showcase how versatile these products are. This week is really a tough time for me, 6 years ago my husband passed away from Cancer. I had never done any scrapbooking about my husband usually it's just about the child and I found these old picture of him and his mom so here is the page. I'm not sure when this picture was taken but I think around 1945 or 1946. Anyways I really like the mix media craze that going around these days so I decided to let the texture roll.
 So I started off using this 'definition' paper from "Tattered Time" by DCWV  which I used  Soft Gel medium to apply definition paper to the white 130 lb card stock. I then took out the following The Crafter Workshop Stencils; TCW219 Punchinella, TCW 454 Specimen and TCW2030 Burlap Bits applied light modelling paste as shown. After it was dry, I sprayed the following colours using Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays using Gold. Copper and Brown.I then applied Copper and Brown Gold Inka Gold by Viva Decor to the raised portions of the stencils. I then used a black Stabilo pencil to highlight the textured of the paste. I also stamped some textures using Texture stamps from Dina Wakley collection using brown Archival ink by Ranger. I then started to layer various papers starting off with a dark brown paper, then a glassine envelope which was stamped using brown Archival ink and using the stamps from Dina Wakley 'Textures". Then I added a white resist paper by Prima Marketing along with kraft resist paper by Tim Holtz,  I put down the photo which I overlaid some taupe crochet trim. All papers were sponged using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then ran some gold metallic shimmer sheetz thru embossing folder called 'Damask' by designer Karen Burniston. Then I sanded the Gold Shimmer Sheetz down and used Timber Brown and Jet Black Stazon ink on the embossed areas. I then used a blank wood ATC blank which I cut it in half, part of it was cover using gold metallic shimmer sheetz. The other ATC part was embossed using an embossing folder called 'Swirly Curves' and then added some Brown Gold Inka Gold to highlight the embossed area as shown below.
I cut out Daisy flowers using the Big Flowers Set 1 by ECD using or Tissue paper and Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz that were embossed using 'Petal Power' Embossing folder and Damask Embossign folder all by ECD. I then used Timber Brown and Jet Black Stazon ink to highlight the embossed areas. For the center of the flowers I used black velvet paper by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I laid some flowers on top of a piece of chipboard which I used embossed in Dauber by Ranger and embossed using Byzantine Bronze and Midnight Bronze Obsidian Embossing Powder by Lindy's Stamp Gang. For the two butterflies I used a paper from Tattered Time and cut them using the silhoutte  butterfly die that comes with the Butterfly Pivot Card by Karen Burniston by ECD. I then cut the overlay using Beige Velvet Paper by ECD and sponged on Vintage Photo for definition.I added small flowers from I Am Roses and sprayed them using Lindy's Stamp Gang Vintage Spray called 'Incandescent Copper' and added a couple of gold flowers and flower charm by Prima Marketing. I added a couple of metal embellishments a rose and a butterfly and used Brown Gold Inka Gold to highlight them. I cut out leaves using gold metallic shimmer sheetz and beige velvet paper using Triple Leaf Set by ECD.
I had a manilla tag which I used for journalling and used a button with twine for the pullout.  I cut out "Thinking of You" using a die and  black velvet paper by ECD. After all that I took some Sepia Acrylic Artists ink by Daler Rowney and made splats on my paper and cover up the photo so it didn't get splat on...

Supplies Used:

Paper: Tattered Time - DCWV, 130 lb Super Heavy Cardstock, White Resist Canvas Checkered Pattern-Prima Marketing, Kraft Resist Paper Stash - Tim Holtz, Black & Beige Velvet Adhesive Sheets - Elizabeth CraftDesigns, Gold Shimmer Sheetz - Elizabeth Craft Designs, Tissue Paper -unknown
Ink: Jet Black, Timberbrown Stazon ink -Tsukineko, Vintage Photo Distress ink - Tim Holtz, Emboss It Dabber- Ranger, Sepia Acrylic Artists Ink - Daler Rowny
Dies: Curvy Leaves (730) - Elizabeth Craft Designs, Big Flower Set 1 (795)- Elizabeth Craft Designs,Thinking of You (789)- Elizabeth Craft Designs, Butterfly Pivot Card (767) - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Embossing Folders: Swirly Curves (E119), Damask (KB104), Petal Power (E117) - all by Elizabeth Craft Designs

Stamps: Textures (MDR41344) Dina Wakley for Ranger

Other: Stencils -Punchinella (TCW 219), Specimen (TCW 454), Burlap Bits (TCW 2030)- The Crafters Workshop, Copper, Brown -Gold Inka Gold- Viva Decor, Midnight Bronze Obsidian, Byrantine Bronze Embossing Powders - Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powders, Clam Bake Beige, Bayou Boogie Gold, South Shore Sand - Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays,White Roses - I Am Roses, Gold Flowers, Yellow Flower with charms, Wooden ATC's - Prima Marketing, Taupe Crochet Lace - May Arts, Wooden Buttons- Stampin'Up, Light Modelling Paste -Golden, Twine-unknown. Metal butterfly- Fab Scraps, Metal Rose -Michael's, Black Colored -Marking Pencils-Stabilo

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  1. Both of your layouts featuring your dear husband are beautiful. You clearly have expressed your love for him through your art. Hugs for you at this difficult time.

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments, I really appreciate. It was a labor of love on those layouts!

  2. always a sad time on the anniversary of the death of a loved one and I would like to thank you for sharing you love for your husband with us

  3. Lifting you up in prayer during this difficult time of year. You have created a wonderful tribute to your husband. Such a beautiful layout, your love for him shows through your creation. God bless.


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