Thursday, November 20, 2014

Inspirational #147 ~ Repeat Yourself

     This old photo of my grandparents is really special to me, so I made this page for my Aunt, who has sacrificed so much of her time and money to care for my sick grandfather in her home. My grandma passed away when I was twelve, and I know she's just been waiting for him. My Aunt looks so much like my grandma in this photo! This is my example for Inpsirational #147, which  I'm hosting this week, and want to see any stamped image at least three times.

     I started this page with some kraft cardstock, which I misted in various colors. Then I stamped Aged Ornaments  onto different colors of tissue paper, and fussy cut them all out. The black scroll reminds me of the black iron gate they had around their house, so I used it eight times,even though I covered one of them up with my flowers. Then I decoupaged them along the right, using the zigzag stitch from Running Stitches in between the scroll work, which I embossed in black.

     To make the sheet music, I used the Vintage Background stamp six times on each sheet of white cardstock, which I inked with Distress Inks to give it an aged look. The only stamp that I used once, is the sentiment on the top left, using Fanciful Vintage. You can get all of these awesome stamps for a great deal at Red Rubber Designs

     Most of my inspiration came from this beautiful mood board, used for this month's challenge @ Scrap Around the World.

     The colors remind me of my grandma's garden, as she loved working in her garden, and always had flowers in bloom. Obviously I used the sheet music, and the lace, which I misted with some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays. I was also inspired by the window, which is in my photo, and the base of my design with the stamp work. My grandma made the doily behind the large pink flower, so I had to include it, along with the pink button that once belonged to her.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Great page with such vivid colors. Thank you for playing along with SATW!

  2. Very beautiful page, dear! Thanks so much for sharing with us at SATW!!!

  3. This is an absolutely beautiful page! I love heritage layouts! Your grandma was quite the beautiful woman. Love the stamping you did and great usage of color! Great job! All the best from SATW! :)

  4. So beuatiful! Thank you for sharing and thank you for joining at Scrap Around The World!

  5. Beautiful....Thank you so much for playing at Scrap Around The World!!

  6. Oh it's so nice to see such meaningful photos scrapped! Thanks for joining in at Scrap Around The World.