Find your way in this world

I made this layout for my Scrap for Help reveal using these amazingly beautiful papers from 7 Dots Studios: “Wonderland” which are part of the Kit from Ces’t Magnifique. This month recycled item to use at SFH is “Old Envelopes”. I cut a small old manila envelope that I found in a bag of letters and cards that my grandmother collected over the years. As you may know, my grandmother passed away this past December and we were very close. She was quite an organized and sentimental woman and she kept things from her whole life including all the cards people gave her, and all the letters we wrote to her as kids when we lived far apart. I took one of the envelopes from this pile and used it for my layout. I ripped it in half and placed it at the bottom of my layout under the birdcage. I left the side open so I can add journaling in it.

I used the sketch Nadia provided for the Ces’t Magnifique challenge . These papers are exquisit Finnabair did such a good job on these papers, they are absolutely fantastic.

I loosely covered the envelope in gesso. I added molding paste to the birdcage and then inked it with Tattered angel’s spray. Finally I used a Studio Multi-medium to paste flowers on the paper and add dimension. Then I added all the other elements.

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  • Reply Valerie May 3, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Keren, this is wonderful! I love the way the bird house turned out! Thanks for participating in this month's sketch challenge at C'est Magnifique.

  • Reply Lynn May 3, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    This just brought tears to my eyes. You are so blessed to have those memories and momentos of your grandmother. I had a grandma who I was very close too and when she passed it was a very hard time for me. This layout is so beautiful. It's so nice to incorporate a little something of hers into it. Gorgeous details, lovely can tell a little piece of your heart went into this one.

  • Reply Sandi Smith May 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Stunning creation Keren…love every detail!Wow!

  • Reply Lizzy Hill May 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    This is a real work of art….really impressive….LOVE what you've done with the bird cage:):):)

  • Reply Cindy Gay May 4, 2012 at 12:40 am

    What a great background.

  • Reply Lizzyc May 4, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Oh this is stunning Keren, I love the background and the photo is central and beautifully decorated with the bird cage lace and flowers.. My new fav I think!!

  • Reply Monica May 4, 2012 at 3:43 am

    Hi Keren, this layout is just stunning!
    I love the layers of texture – those flowers are really beautiful and the photo is precious!

  • Reply Sharryn Thomson May 4, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Hi there Keren…thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment on my projects for the Scrap FX blog hop.
    Good luck in winning some awesome chipboard!
    Sharryn 🙂
    P.S WOW…love this layout!!

  • Reply Ava Gavloski May 4, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Stunning work of art keren!! Love it.

  • Reply li-bee-ti May 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I'm speechless! this lo is simply stunning.
    Your story about your GM is really herat touching. I love how you've incorporated something from her into a lo about your son and your wishes for his future.
    I also loved the rolled papers. very creative and beautiful.

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