Saturday, 5 November 2011

Grungy Monday 25 - Special People

Hello There Peeps.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend wherever you are.  Here in Wales we are having a lovely dry day - or at least so far.

I decided this morning that before I started doing any real work I would make my piece of artwork for the Grungy Monday Challenge with the Lovely Linda.  Click HERE to see the full article.

We were asked this week to "Use your favorite Tim Holtz products to create a loving tribute to a friend, relative or inspiring person who's passed away". 

Well I have to say that my favourite and most used Tim Holtz products has to be ink and stamps so this morning I set about making a scrapbook layout using a blank piece of Kraft cardstock and first of all chose my photograph. 

This photograph is of my Grandparents on my father's side.  I do not have many photographs of my Grandparents and this is one of my favourites because of the lovely grin on my Grandmother's face.  She is actually knitting for my father.  I am guessing the beach is Clacton-on-Sea as it was their favourite place to go for many years. 

I used a Heidi Swap mask on the right of the piece to make a circular design down the side of the layout.  I then used a TH mask over the top to add a little more depth and decoration.  I sprayed over the layout with a mini mister containing Red Barn reinker, Red perfect pearls and a little water (one of my favourite uses of TH inks). 

I also used another TH mask on the left hand side.  I then stamped using a TH stamp on the right hand side and also stamped sentiments on the right hand side and also embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then layered the photograph with a piece of red PP (from my scrapbox) and the large brown piece of cardstock I stamped my TH stamp and brushed Bronze perfect pearls over. 

I used a bought tag and stamped the TH stamp with clear embossing ink and powder.  I then inked and sprayed the tag before ironing off the embossing powder (another favourite technique).  Whilst working on the tag my Hubby brought up the parcel which had arrived by post in which contained my lovely stamps which I bought with my winnings from Simon Says Stamp (thanks guys!).  I realised that this was perfect timing and that the Love Wish Dream stamp was just what I needed for the tag.  I added a rocking horse and ribbon and the tag was complete. 

A little ribbon across the bottom of the photograph and two roses which I dipped into the Melting Pot and added perfect pearls to the edges and I was ready to start to put the whole layout together. 

I also used a Jenny Bowlin tag for journalling. 

I hope you like my layout.  I will have to do another similar one to use another photograph I have like this, only this time my father is on the photograph and my Grandmother is knitting for my Aunt!! 

Off to make my Christmas Cake now so will see you all later.

Have a Great Weekend whatever you are doing.


Ingredients:-  Tim Holtz/Ranger: DI - Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Embossing; Perfect Pearls, Red, Bronze; Masks; Reinker - Red Barn; Stamps; Distressing tool; Heidi Swapp - Mask; Jenni Bowlin - Tag; Hero Arts - Sentiment stamps; Prima - flowers; Ribbon, Charm.


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fab project . . . love it.

Also LOVING those singing chickens!! LOL!


Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely layout -perfect for the challenge :)

Sarah said...

This just so lovely - such a wonderful creative background and a fabulous photo - they look so good. I love your design and stamping, the colours are superb. A very lovely piece indeed!

Kim said...

You did a fabulous job with this! That's a great photo, and your background set if off so nicely! I can't wait to see what you do with the other photo! Have a great rest of the weekend Oh, and Christmas cake?? Already?

Jennie Atkinson said...

A great layout Sam. Your background paper is super and just sets everything off. I love the way you have got your text inside the masks. I also know Clacton on Sea well - I lived nearby for the whole of my childhood!

Kate said...

What a gorgeous layout! Your background really catches my eye. I love all the different techniques that you used. Beautiful picture.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hettie, this is an absolutely delightful tribute to your grandparents, and the photo is wonderful!!! You're right-- what a sweet grin on your grandmother's face. The page you created is truly stunning-- so elegant and detailed with those pretty vintage colors to complement the picture. The "Love, Wish, Dream" stamp is PERECT for this!

Thank you for sharing this happy and heartwarming piece at GM25. It's a masterpiece!