Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Path To R.C.M.P. House

Where has the time gone?  June is half way over, seems to have gone by in a flash!  I had some free time  and was able to complete a layout for a few challenges. I combined the June challenges at Scrap Around The World along with the House Challenge at 13Arts and the Stencils, Paint and Paste Challenge at Scrap Africa.  How nice to be able to incorporate a few challenges into one layout!
I dug in deep and ventured into the world of paint, masking, misting, gelatos and stamping!   I've always been so inspired by so many of you out there when it comes to using mixed  media on your projects, but have always felt uneasy at giving it a try.  I tend to over think my process, but this time I just went for it.

 Loved the sketch for Scrap Around The World and mood board!

I drew my inspiration from the cameras as it drew me to the old and treasured pictures I have from my Mom's childhood. The text camera and the word "memories" along with the books, as it made be think of old pages, which I included on my layout. The pink in the mood board popped out at me so I included a touch of pink here and there on my layout.

At 13Arts you are required to:
1. Please create a project that contains the theme of a house.
2. Your work must contain also at least one recycled element, two types of media and a stamp or a transfer.
The picture on my layout was taken by my grandmother.  My grandfather was a Royal Canadian Policeman and the picture is of a snow covered path that leads to the house they lived in.  Love that the picture contains my grandmother's handwriting.  As there is no house in the picture, I included a chipboard house on my layout that I painted with gesso, added some crackle paint and texture paint.  I tore off a piece of a cardboard flap from a shipping box as my recycled item which I covered with texture paint. I used various stamps, stencils, modeling past and glimmer mist.  I also used a couple of pieces of paper from 13Arts Frosted Life collection.

Here are a few closeups:




I felt a reward of accomplishment with the finished product.  Thought of my Mom and how much she would have loved this layout and the memories she would have shared with me about her childhood.  I miss those days of conversation with my Mom.  She's still here, but those precious memories of her past are long gone, lost and forgotten.  This one is for you with love, Mom.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

23 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING all the snowflakes! Thanks so much for playing along with Scrap Africa!!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Magnificent! You dug deep and you won! This is off the charts gorgeous! Hugs! Miss ya!

Rene Sharp said...

Wasn't this a great challenge!?! I LOVE your take on it, and am so glad you decided to play along with us gals at SCRAP AFRICA!! Smiles, Rene' :)

Eila Sandberg said...

OMG Debbie this is an absolute stunner!! cannot believe you're uncomfortable with using mixed media, the texture on your page is absolutely out of this world! gorgeous design, gorgeous details, this is a true knock-out! Thanks a million for sharing this beauty with us at SATW!

Salla said...

Hello Debbie and thanks for your nice comments on
my layout for the Berry71Bleu Challenge!

I'm glad I found your blog that way, too, and must say this layout of yours is absolutely fantastic! It does not look at all like you were unexperienced with mixed media. Great texture and all the details!
My fave part still is the old photo with the story of your mother's childhood. What an exciting life that must have been, and you've made a lovely tribute to that!

Leonie said...

Wow this is fabulous, such great texture with all your different mediums, thanks for joining in at SATW. :)

AgnieszkaD said...

Beautiful project! Thank you for playing along with 13@rts :)

juscrap said...

Wow! Gorgeous layout! Thanks so much for joining in at Scrap Around The World!

Ayeeda said...

This is gorgeous!!!! wow!

Alexandra Polyzou said...

stunning!!!love everything on it!!!thank you so much for playing along with SATW!!!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Love the history behind the picture, Debbie and the texture! This is my new fave of yours :) Thank you for joining us at Scrap Around the World.

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful page Debbie...so wintery and icy...so perfectly done with your texture and colouring! Fabulous page! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

Lana Ni said...

So wonderful!!Am I in a real fairy tale?

Matilde said...

WOW! What a wonderful layout! I love the texture! Thanks for playing along with 13arts :)

Zeneva said...

The snow effect is gorgeous! Great texture. Beautiful layout!

Lakuna said...

The page is awesome! Thank you for joining our challenge at 13arts.

flowerdisco said...

oh debbie, you almost brought tears to my eyes....so much love in this page and all the details and textures...i love it all, especially that you made the houses to represent your grammy's. and the picture? is just stunning.

Dianne H said...

Beautiful. Love all the textures and especially what you have done with the little houses. Stunning.

Zanka said...

Beautiful story, your page is full of love and so true to shabby style! Thanks for playing with us at SATW!

Christin aka Umenorskan said...

The snow effect was amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your page with us at SATW!

Mell Pell said...

Wonderful multipart and aerial work! Like it absolutely!
Thanks you for your art with Scrap Africa blog!

Kerryn said...

Beautiful work!! Thanks for playing at Scrap Africa :).

Marelize said...

Wow! The texture on your layout is amazing! Thanks for playing along at Scrap Africa. :)