Monday, October 27, 2008

DT Creative Scrappers - Webster pages goodness

Good morning, as promised, here is the LO for Creative Scrappers reveal this week.
I used all Webster PAges goodies.... this is really yummy for this story I want to tell.
I scrap about my grandma's pillow, which is a hard ceremaic clay piece of thing.
But she will always look so rested and gracefully, her head perched on this thing.
In olden China, people sleep that way. They dont have our flurry, soft pillow like ours today.
I imagine she is like a Manchurian Princess........... LOL!
But this pillow is an antique by now. This is the ONLY pc of thing I have of her. And my memory of hers remains.
Technique: I cut out the diecut background from a Webster PAges pp. i hand stitched around the edges with brown thread. Then I cut out some lovely butterflies and vines/flowers to layer on the sides. Added pearls, a fabric brad to give it a vintage look.
Now the interesting thing is the brown doily paper. It is actually a doily paper for my cakes... I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist... colour is 'Coffeeshop' and then I added a Walnut gold. I love the effect. I learnt this from one of the classes at my LSS, from Kelly, the instructor. She is amazingly creative.
Journaling is tucked behind one of the layers of papers.

11 comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, I cannot even imagine sleeping on that! But what a priceless treasure this photo and the whole memory is. And I think your page is just gorgeous, Wendy! Love how you die-cut the paper and the stitching around the edge is so beautiful. I also am in love with the flowing pearl string and the cut out butterflies. This is really fabulous work!

Davinie said...

I absolutely adore the hand stitched edge on the die cut paper! Very inspiring!

Leigh said...

What a beautiful layout, Wendy!!

Renee Lamb said...

this layout is an absolute treasure Wendy! what gorgeous details and lots of heart put into this page! love it!

Chrys said...

gorgeous project!

Anabelle said...

I saw this page at Inspire Me, but wanted to tell you again how much I love it. You do amazing things with the WP!

Happay said...

that is a very pretty LO and a pretty but not practical looking pillow!

Angie said...

That is such a beautiful layout and story.

~Sasha Farina~ said...

wow.. seriously? i really can't imagine falling asleep on that. now I envy your gran! the layout is fabulous Wendy! :D

sheree said...

Hi Wendy
thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment... have just checked out your blog also and WOW your work is stunning... will defiantly have to keep on checking back here...

thanks again
Sheree

Taryn said...

Wendy, this layout is SO gorgeous! And, the pillow is amazing too...I can't imagine! Beautiful, beautiful!!