Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Creative Inspirations Paint 'Mother Layout'

This is a special photograph of John's Mother, Georgina.  Georgina is an amazing lady at the age of 81, and her life story is just so amazing - I could sit and listen to it over and over.  You see, she is alive today due to escaping Berlin, and then skiing out of Austria many years ago.  In her group of friends that attempted this, very few survived. 

The sketch was created by Nadia for Handmade by Suzanne, one of my favourite places to visit and shop.

So I created a layout for Georgina, using Creative Inspirations Paints to illuminate the beautiful papers and embellishments.  Sadly, the roses no matter how hard I tried, would not show their true colours - they are not 'that' dark in reality.

There is a lot of Creative Inspirations Paints within this layout. The lace, has been painted with 'Gold', just lightly brushed over to add a shimmer and age it a little. Chipboard elements have been painted using Copper, the edges of each butterfly (including the background paper) have been edged in Gold - just a touch around very edges. 
The flowers have all been coloured or highlighted using a variety of colours - they look amazing in real and I am sure if you click on and enlarge the photographs, you can see more detail of that beautiful shimmer that Creative Inspirations Paints produces.
The Prima Vine was a real lolly pink colour, after a wash of Raw Sienna, Copper and a touch of Gold - voila new flowers.  Also, the leaves were coloured too, ridding of the original brightness.  So, don't be afraid of re-vamping items in your stash you are no longer keen on!  Creative Inspirations Paints can cover as much of the previous colour as you wish - a light swish of the brush for subtle tones, or several layers to completely cover.  The best part, the paint dries quickly...
 Thanks for dropping by...and please call over to the Creative Inspirations Blog for some further inspiration...

Creative Inspirations Paint: Gold, Copper, Tan, Emerald, Green Olive, and Raw Sienna
Papers: Pion Designs 'From My Heart II' Collection (can be purchased from Scrap Matrix in Australia)
Imaginarium Designs: Mother X 2 (IDW0027) and Remember, Forever, Together (IDW0030)
Helmar: Fray Stoppa, Premium Craft Glue, 450 Quick Dry, Liquid Scrap Dots
Flowers: Prima Marketing - Petite Fleur Vine Dogwood, Green Tara, and I am Roses
Cardstock: Bazzill
Martha Stewart Punch
Glimmer Mist: Candy Apple Red, and Tattered Leather
Distress Ink: Walnut
 K and Co: Bird from Fauna/Flora Collection
Misc: Guipure Lace and Leaves, and Brass Frame


Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Sandie, I am speechless, this is just so amazingly beautiful! Love all the painteffects and the flowers look incredible even in that dark shade. Only one word for it STUNNING!!!

Lean said...

Stunning page you have with a lovely photo.

Christina C. said...

What a lovely accolade to a brave woman.....your page is dazzling!
What a treasure.....I'm sure she is very happy with the results!
It is always a pleasure to visit your spectacular blog and view your works of art.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Totally gorgeous!!!

Adriana B said...

Beautiful details and story :)

Jodi said...

absolutetly stunning!!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

What a beautiful page for an amazing woman! Just love all the details and even if the roses photographed off, all the painterly is just beautiful! xox