The week my Nan was admitted, my cousin emailed my a lovely old picture of her - my Gramps was a keen photographer and loved experimenting with lenses, light and film - he even developed his own prints at home, turning the kitchen into a darkroom, when their children were small! For my blog work this month over at Sarah's Cards, I had picked out the beautiful Audrey papers to create a page; and when I realised the the feminine colours and bow motifs were a perfect match for the photo so it seemed like fate that I should use them together..
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The Cameo heads are actually quite uncanny, as my other grandmother had two little porcelain bust statues when we were small, one with a bobbed hairstyle and one with long hair, just like my sister and I had when we were little, that she named after us. When I saw the two cameos on the patterned paper, it instantly reminded me of those!
I found some Liquid Pearls in my stash that I've had for years (literally - I bought them when I was an art student wayyyyy back in 1999!!) and gave them a whirl......I think I've found a new addiction and may need to buy some more colours! You can see them here on the alpha and butterfly and around the patterned paper:
The focus of my post on Sarah's Cards was to provide a tutorial on how to use the fabulous Roll Up Flowers from My Little Shoebox, just one of the latest CHA products in stock in the shop. For the full step by step, hop over to the blog here :)