Thursday, 4 September 2008

Cutting up my inheritance or passing it on to the next generation?

This Layout is called Sweet Love I started it the other night when Ben was poorly. I have used K&Company Blue Awning papers which I just adore!! They are so versatile and so me and I feel in the mood to do a whole collection of layouts with them!! I have made this for the ripped, torn and folded challenge on SB.Com The journelling is hidden at the top of the photo and is stamped on painted cardboard. This little post card mark below just cried out to be displayed and I couldn't possibly cover such detailing over.
Using three layers of paper I started with the top layer and ripped holes into it and used the scissor technique on the edges. The edges were again smudged with Distress Ink. The next layer was placed underneath and I marked the ones I wanted to rip. I tried lots of different paper at the bottom to see which ones would show through the largest holes and the bottom layer has a velvet/flock type feel to it which I wanted to show so I chose that one.
The lace is from an antique panel or collar type insert for a victorian dress. It came from my Grandmothers house and has quite alot of beautiful detail in it. It is just perfect for cutting up and using sections or edges of it. I don't feel guilty because this is my art and how I express myself, and I'd rather have it out of the closet and being used than collecting dust and not being appreciated.
I come from many generations of textile makers and collectors and it's my way of adding to the history of textiles. I wonder if my grandmothers did scrapbooking because they sure collected alot of postcards!!
This is a Papermania Chipboard Title that was rather insipid so I painted it with cream acrylic and stamped the delicate floral pattern onto it, then smeared stickles over it all. The paisley patterned chipboard received the same treatment.


LazyKay said...

STUNNING! You are so brave using all that paper and the tearing and inking and oh how well it works!

What an heirloom.


Jamie said...

Wahooo, another ripper!!! Isn't it fun??? Ruth this looks great!! I love the layers and distressing! Way to go to use the old lace! Certainly better to use it and have it remembered than collect dust!

Micayla said...

Wow that layout is totally gorgeous. The colours are just darling and that photo is perfect.
I must ask about Mr Owl though, is he a stamp or paper as I love him!
Thank you again so much for the pressies, the bunting is yet to be put up and I am still to upload most of my photo's and get them printed but they are both perfect and I am so thankful.
We had our first half decent night's sleep last night and are hoping for another tonight. I kinda feel half normal. I got dressed out of my jammies today and went into town for an hour while Steve's parents had Emily. I missed her so much but it was nice to just spend 10 mins with Steve and have some dinner in peace.
I loved the girls idea of the nail bar, what a good idea to make some extra money, bless them.
Right must dash, I want to treat myself to a little stash!!

Helena said...

Hey fantastic layout!!! Love all the ripping and tearing!

Ps LK has left a little something for you in the shop!!!!


MrsB said...

You are so talented, it really is an absolutely gorgeous page. Thank you very much for the RAK for the August Sketch Challenge, I received it this morning. It was so nice to receive good post instead of the usual bills LOL x

sam21ski said...

WOW Ruth what a fantastic layout, the materials you've used are a brilliant combination and all work really well together xxxx

Nobbly Bobbly said...

What a great page and the papers are beautiful. Voted on the challenge :)


paru's_circle said...

wow.. this is something else!! even though you have given a tutorial here, i still cant work it out (old age or past my bedtime ;-)
keep up the excellent work