Sunday, May 3, 2015

Greta

This is the first layout I've created of my wonderful Grand-dog, Greta, since she passed away a couple of years ago.  She was the love of my daughter's life.....and ours too.  She was the sweetest, most patient dog I've ever known.  We all miss her very much. 

I wanted to keep this layout simple, but definitely girly.  The gorgeous Bo Bunny Madeleine collection had the right colors needed to showcase this perfect beauty.
 
Using the Bo Bunny page named "Stripe", I punched the scroll heart pattern on one edge and then glued this 3-1/2" piece to one side of the layout.
Since the main layout page has a damask design on it (stunning), I chose to carefully stencil individual damask designs strategically placed on both the main page and the striped piece.  I was able to get to an exact color match to that in the paper by mixing acrylic paints in mustard & fawn colors with the white texture paste.  I am quite pleased with the result!


The custom ordered chipboard title by Want2Scrap was heat embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang color Queen Sheba's Silver.  Then the tops of the letters were embossed in the color Chateau Rosé.  A few touches of baby pink colored Stickles added some glimmer.

The metal pieces were found in Michael's bargain bins. They both have significant meaning....the 'Love' safety pin is because we love Greta SO MUCH and the heart lock is because Greta holds the key to our hearts.
I made a flag and placed a word sticker 'my happy place' on it. These words are so fitting because Greta's favorite place at our house was the backyard (photo taken there) where she could run and play fetch.  We had to use a "Chuck It" because I sure didn't have the strength to throw a tennis ball over and over again.  This neat thing can 'chuck' a ball very far.  We have a very large backyard where Greta loved to run and play fetch.  So this was always fun time, play time, happy time and exercise time. 
Adding dainty baby pink lace, a white paper doily, beautiful flowers, berry stems and some jute string finished the layout.

Here is our gorgeous, sweet Greta:

Thank you for visiting and hope you have a wonderful day!  Lisa : )

Products used:
 
Bo Bunny Madeleine collection - pages named "Madeleine" & "Stripe"
Bo Bunny - small paper doily
Want2Scrap - custom chipboard title
Martha Stewart punch - Scroll Heart
TCW 12x12 stencil - Damask
Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powders - Queen Sheba's Silver & Chateau Rosé
Michael's - berry stem, jute string, mustard colored flower, metal heart lock & 'Love' safety pin
Wild Orchid Crafts - roses & cosmos daisies
Pigment inks - Amber Clay, Pink Sky, Peony
Stickles - Cotton Candy
 

4 comments:

  1. This is si pretty. I know it's so sad to lose those precious family members. we lost our Morgan 13 mos ago and miss her sweetness every day! You showcased Greta beautifully, awesome work as usual!



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  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Beautiful photo,design, colors, embellies, flowers, stencil work, pprs. Beautiful title work too.

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  3. Such a beautiful tribute to Greta! Love the stencilling (wow, that is a perfect colour match)!

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  4. Gorgeous layout and tribute to Greta! The stenciling looks awesome and is so beautifully and artistically placed. So sorry for your loss.

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