Thursday, April 21, 2011

THE GRANDFATHER I NEVER KNEW


In this layout I tried to include some of what I know about my grandfather.  Mother always told me that he sang like an angel, so I included musical notes in two places. The first notes appear as matting behind his picture and the other notes appear in the masking that I did behind the journaling.  In all of the pictures that I’ve seen of him, he was quite the “Sharp Dressed Man”, so the patterned paper with the houndstooth design and the vintage pocket watches signify the care he gave to his physical appearance.  The Victorian Era, in which he was born and the Edwardian Era, in which he came to manhood definitely colored his preference for a perfect appearance.

Texture, dimension and mixed media were a must artistically for this layout.  To create texture, I made a metal relief strip using Ten Seconds Studio’s thin metal sheets and embossing tools and added Prima flowers. The title was created using chipboard letters that I first painted red, then sponged a smattering of black after the first layer was dry. The wet-folded frame around the picture was first spritzed with a glimmery paint for a bit of shimmer to draw attention to the photo.  I always use this wet-folding technique when creating a heritage scrapbook page. To me, it represents a window to the past and adds dimension to the canvas. In addition, I used canvas to create part of the title. After printing the canvas I trimmed it, frayed the edges and inked it in black. 


SUPPLIES USED:

Advantus/ Tim Holtz Ideaology Masks:  Borderline and Concert
Advantus/Tim Holtz Ideology Grungeboard Elements-
        Harlequin
Graphic 45’s “A Proper Gentleman” collection patterned paper
Making Memories Acrylic Paint, Black and Red
Maya Road- Jonathan Mini Alphabet Chipboard Set

Prima- Artistry Flowers Collection- Flower Mini Tin- Mums
Ranger- 8.5 x 11” Sticky-Back Canvas, Claudine Hellmuth
 Studio
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Candy Apple Red and Graphite
Ten Second Studio Embossing Tools, Thin Metal Sheets for Dry
        Embossing and Paper Stump Number 8 Large


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7 comments:

  1. Love it Patty! Please check your sb.com PMs! :)

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  2. Fabulous heritage LO.All the love you put in it show how much you loved him!

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  3. Your creations are just gorgeous.....and I thank you for stopping by. It is indeed a "small" world and I hope you will stop in for a visit when you are in Arlington....Happy Easter!
    jana

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  4. A wonderful heritage layout and great description above. Interesting about the Edwardian era.

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  5. Patty, as always my friend, you have made an amazing layout. Love the title work....

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  6. What an amazing and awesome page, my friend! I absolutely love it. TFS!!!!!

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