Thursday, September 18, 2014

One of a Kind - Ab imo pectore

I was thinking of my precious Sophie, so I decided to create another layout of her. 
This photo was taken by my daughter in September 2005. 

I chose the Maja Design page “Ab imo pectore” in the Crea Diem collection…Not only because of the beautiful light gray damask background (because Sophie was a gray & white tabby) and the pink-lavender accents (girly), but more importantly the interpretation was perfect: “speaking from the heart”.  I think of Sophie often and miss & love her so very much.  Sophie was truly ‘one of a kind’ and she has a huge part of my heart reserved just for loving her.

Because of the theme, (you will see in the close ups below that there are hearts in the background damask design & bottom right corner of this paper), I stenciled and embossed hearts using Want2Scrap’s stencil ‘Love-Cupid-Hearts’.   I painted the model paste hearts with Lindy’sStamp Gang Starburst colors “Gregarious Grey” (retired color), Salt Water Taffy” & “Cranberry Mist Burgundy” (retired color).  I decorated some of the embossed hearts using glitter glue and some were outlined with bling or pearls. 

I sprayed different areas of the page with LSG “Gregarious Grey” (retired color), “Cranberry Mist Burgundy” (retired color) & “Salt Water Taffy”.

After a coat of gesso on the chipboard title, I embossed it with the beautiful LSG color “Silver Moon Orchid”; then put touches of pigment ink color ‘Velvet’ to make it stand out.

Check out this close up of the large (40 mm) Wild Orchid Crafts Wild Rose that I sprayed with LSG “Gregarious Grey” (retired color).  This is a stunning light gray with a pink shimmer.  I LOVE this color!  WOW!  No other word for it!  I'm so sad that LSG has retired this color.  : (
I chose this particular lace because of its heart shaped openings. 
It was pink, but after a heavy coat of the gorgeous LSG Starburst “Gregarious Grey” (retired color)
the color is now outstanding!
I formed the heart shapes using
 Want2Scrap tear drop silver rhinestones.

Products Used:
Maja Design ‘Crea Diem’ collection – “Ab imo pectore”
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst colors:  “Gregarious Grey” (retired color), “Cranberry Mist Burgundy” (retired color) & Salt Water Taffy
DCWV Neutral Metallics cardstock
Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Mosaic – ‘silver squares’
Blue Fern Studios – chipboard title
    -LSG embossing color “Silver Moon Orchid
    -Pigment ink color ‘Velvet’
Want2Scrap – Stencil “Love-Cupid-Hearts”
    -Stampendous! embossing powder color “Sterling Silver”
      *Michael’s silver glitter glue & Distress Stickles ‘Victorian Velvet’
      *Want2Scrap baby bling pink & silver; baby pearls lavender
      *Michael’s pearls – light green & purple
    Wild Orchid Crafts – 40mm Wild Rose (white); 35mm Curly Wild Rose (pink); 15mm Open Rose (green)
    Petaloo – Chantilly Collections (velvet hydrangeas in rose, gray & sage colors)
    Prima – mini sachet roses (plum)
Want2Scrap – Lavender rhinestones; Silver tear drop rhinestones; “Finesse Swirls” silver rhinestones




  1. Stunning project ! such a cute photo too :) xx

  2. I LOVE silver tabbies! Sophie was so beautiful! Isn't it amazing how much those little paws patter their way into our hearts?


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