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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

'Mother' Layout

This is a special photograph of John's Mother, Georgina.  Georgina is an amazing lady at the age of 81, and her life story is just so amazing - I could sit and listen to it over and over.  You see, she is alive today due to escaping Berlin, and then skiing out of Austria many years ago.  In her group of friends that attempted this, very few survived.  

So I created a layout for Georgina, using Creative Inspirations Paints to illuminate the beautiful papers and embellishments.  Sadly, the roses no matter how hard I tried, would not show their true colours - they are not 'that' dark in reality.
There is a lot of Creative Inspirations Paints within this layout. The lace, has been painted with 'Gold', just lightly brushed over to add a shimmer and age it a little. Chipboard elements have been painted using Copper, the edges of each butterfly (including the background paper) have been edged in Gold - just a touch around very edges. 
The flowers have all been coloured or highlighted using a variety of colours - they look amazing in real and I am sure if you click on and enlarge the photographs, you can see more detail of that beautiful shimmer that Creative Inpsirations Paints produces.
The Prima Vine was a real lolly pink colour, after a wash of Raw Sienna, Copper and a touch of Gold - voila new flowers.  Also, the leaves were coloured too, ridding of the original brightness.  So, don't be afraid of re-vamping items in your stash you are no longer keen on!  Creative Inspirations Paints can cover as much of the previous colour as you wish - a light swish of the brush for subtle tones, or several layers to completely cover.  The best part, the paint dries quickly...
 Thanks for dropping by...

Creative Inspirations Paint: Gold, Copper, Tan, Emerald, Green Olive, and Raw Sienna
Papers: Pion Designs 'From My Heart II' Collection (can be purchased from Scrap Matrix in Australia)
Imaginarium Designs: Mother X 2 (IDW0027) and Remember, Forever, Together (IDW0030)
Helmar: Fray Stoppa, Premium Craft Glue, 450 Quick Dry, Liquid Scrap Dots
Flowers: Prima Marketing - Petite Fleur Vine Dogwood, Green Tara, and I am Roses
Cardstock: Bazzill
Martha Stewart Punch
Glimmer Mist: Candy Apple Red, and Tattered Leather
Distress Ink: Walnut
 K and Co: Bird from Fauna/Flora Collection
Misc: Guipure Lace and Leaves, and Brass Frame


jessica said...

What a GORGEOUS LO!! Those flowers look amazing!All the details you added come together so beautifully!!

Anita said...

Sandie, this is such a stunning page. Beautiful embellishments and I enjoyed the story you shared about this remarkable lady!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is amazing, Sandie! I love the story behind the woman featured, too. :)

~ Kendra ~ said...

WOW! What a wonderful layout! Stunning! Love the flowers! Beautiful story!

Kianel said...

Wow, another stunner Sandie and i so would like to come and play with you, lol!
Marvellous details all over the page and beautiful story.
Love Kianel.

BarbaraW said...

Gorgeous layout. Wonderful tribute.