Welcome back everyone! Today I am revealing my layout for ScrapStuffz "Inspired By" Challenges . Here is this month's inspiration photo:
The moment I saw this photo, back in early June, I thought of my grandmother. She has always loved blue glass, and I have so many memories of watching and feeding birds with her. Where ever she lived her space was always filled with blue. She's the reason I love the color so much. But, I didn't have any good photos of her, and I procrastinated on my layout for the challenge. Then, on July 12th, my grandmother passed away. She went peacefully in her sleep, as she always wanted, and I know she's happy to be in heaven. Strangely, one of the first things I thought of was this picture and how much she would have loved it. So, I knew I had to do my layout about her. My cousin shared a picture that she had taken of my grandmother and all four of her children. I knew I'd use the photo as soon as I saw it. So, here is my layout about my Grandma Phyllis using the inspiration photo:
I made this layout a bit country chic, which is out of my comfort zone, but it is just what my grandma would have loved. She was a musician from the time she was four (violin and piano), so I was thrilled to use the music paper with birds. All of the paper comes from Authentic. It's perfect!
The little bird had been in my stash for a very long time. It was plain acrylic, so used some Gelatos to color it. I love how it turned out! I also adore the little bluebird on the paper. (The lady in the picture is my mother.)
The little cage is also acrylic. I used two different paint dabbers to color it. I used an organza ribbon to soften the layout some more.
Once again I used some acrylic birds. I used the Gelatos to color them too, but I smoothed them out to just give a hint of color.
To complete this layout I used a sketch from Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog .
I hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I do. It's amazing where an inspiration photo can take you. Head over to ScrapStuffz "Inspired By" Challenges and take on this challenge yourself. Don't forget to tell us what inspired you. I can't wait to see what you create!