Friday, July 27, 2012

Kindered Spirits . . . Special Friends - OUAS July Challenge

Imagine that, two posts in one day!  Haven't seen that from me in awhile.  I've been wanting to join in on the July sketch challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch and just finished putting the final touches on my layout a few minutes ago.  The theme this month is friends, and I chose a picture of my Grandmother and her neighbor and friend, Mrs. Wells.  The two of them were as different as could be.  One short, one tall.  One soft spoken, one outspoken.  One neat and tidy, the other messy and cluttered. One enjoyed the simple life and was content, the other always dreaming of living a grand life.  As different as they were they always enjoyed the time they spent together. As a child I loved spending time together with the both of them and always enjoyed the special bond they had together as friends.

I loved the sketch Nadia created for this challenge:
I used Webster's Pages Everyday Poetry collection for my layout.  Here are a few closeups:
Tucked beneath the yellow paper is my journaling.

I did a lot of fussy cut work with the papers and added some crochet flowers I had in my stash.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!  I'm spending the day tomorrow with my sister.  Can't wait as we have a lot of special things planned for the day!
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Supplies used:
Webster's Pages Everyday Poetry Collection
Martha Stewart Punches:  Flower Bed and Arch Lattice
Pink Paislee London Market Spool Buttons
Tim Holtz Mixed Media Stamp
Tsukineko Versa Magic Jumbo Java Ink

20 comments:

Sandi Cl~ said...

Simply amazing, Miss Debbie .. looks like your mojo is in high gear to me! Great job using the WP! Hugs!

Kelly Foster said...

Oh wow, this is breathtaking...you have a true talent for all things beautiful, Debbie! This is just amazing, I love every little bit!

CraftyGirl said...

This is gorgeous Debbie!! I love all the layering and the embellishments are perfect for this sweet photo!!

Barb :)

Cindy Gay said...

Oh Debbie that's so pretty and such a great story. Which one (messy or tidy) was your Grandmother?

Audrey Frelx said...

Debbie, Debbie!!! This layout is magnificent!!! Just stunning!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS! I love love love the colors, the arch, the birdcage... it is all AMAZING!!!

Ali said...

Breathtakingly beautiful Debbie :0) Where do you find your patience to do all that fussy cutting?!! Oh but it so worth it :0)

Lynne said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the story behind this pic too!! Reminds me of the show 'The Odd Couple'. Love the fussy cutting on this page, and the little crochet flowers are adorable and a perfect embellie.

Kim said...

Oh Debbie this is just Beautiful!!! I loved reading the story and the fussy cutting and layering and colors, well the whole thing is just Beautiful! Enjoy your time with your sister! Makes me miss mine all the more being hundreds of miles apart. :)
~Kim

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Debbie,your work is fabulous!!!!!! A lot of work but when you finally see the results it's all worth it. Happy weekend!

Karola Witczak said...

Absolutely fabulous!! Love your design, fussy cutting and the story, of course!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

Camilla Ekman said...

Love how you've created the background with all those gorgeous details.

Elena Stefanidou said...

Really amazing.All those details and pretty soft colors!!!
Thank you for joining us at OUAS.

Hilde/Scoobie said...

Love, love, love all the layers and pretty details on this page.
Thank you for playing with us at OUAS in July!

Helena said...

Absolutely love your story and the vintage photo is gorgeous. Beautiful details and layers. Love the soft color palette too for this page. Thanks for playing with us at OUAS.

phamil said...

Very, very sweet photo, and what a stunning page with beautiful details! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

Kay said...

Sweet heartwarming page! You know what they say--opposites attract! They make for the best of friends just like you've showcased on this page about your grandmother & her best friend. Fabulous page! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

Eila Sandberg said...

O-M-G this is absolutely stunning! love the story and that fab photo! Gorgeous layers and details, absolutely top notch! Thanks ever so much for sharing this with us at OUAS! xxx

Evgenia Petzer said...

wow! i ust love it so much! stunnig layout! Thank you for playing with us at OUAS!

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