Wouldn’t it be Wonderful…or Inspired by Paper

As mentioned in my post about my workshops in Sweden, I found K-Designs who creates some beautiful papers. So I was looking forward to start playing with them and I was actually inspired to create this layout by the design of the paper.

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The photo shows my grandmother who I never had the chance to meet. She suffered from depressions and she committed suicide when my mother was only 10 years old. I often think “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could spent time together?” as to what my great-aunt Margot,  her sister, tells me she was a wonderful person.

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I loved the black and grey paper which gives so much possibility to add paint to it. I used a couple different LuminArte Silks on the background as well as Twinkling H2Os. The Silks are Acrylic Glazes with a wonderful shine and they create a gorgeous resist . I also used the Silks on the window frame. The vase that you see on the right hand corner, is actually one of the molds that I created in this video about How To Create Your Own Molds. The bottle was actually white resin and so I added some Embossing Ink and used Stampendious Embossing Powder to make it work with the layout. I love the result.

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I loved creating this – even thought the topic made me feel a bit blue…well at least I spent some time with her, right? ;)

Huge hugs and have an amazing day

Nat


Comments (11)

  • Sue Clarke

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    In some way I think that your Great Aunt Margot “replaced” a Grandmother.
    Well, not replaced but stepped in for…what a nice way to spend some time with your Grandmother. It took some courage to share that story as well. The colors are gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  • Kathy Gledsdale

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    Great!

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  • Carmen Lucero

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    Love the story behind the journal page. The paper is so huey (if there is such a word)

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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  • Joyce C.

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    Love this! I can see your resemblance to your Grandmother. I happily stumbled upon your blog just recently. So glad I did!

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  • Linda B

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    How lovely this is, Nat.

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  • coleenfranks

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    Nat, what a fun idea all these different elements. Lots to look at and thing about how you did it all.

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  • Laura S

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    This is beautiful, Nat. You’re honoring her with your art, what could be better? I’m certain that she is so happy and smiling now.

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