Saturday, August 25, 2012

Skissedilla...


I really love the sketches that they have over at Skissedilla....but I don't always have the time to do them each week.  Today I made time ...with about a day to spare...lol :)

This is sketch # 172

 
 
And here is what I've created....using a few 2crafty chipboard pieces, plus some Lil' Red Rocket embellies....
 
 
 
 
The 2crafty pieces I've used are - Tahnya's border & a cute little Birdcage. 
 
 
 
I've left both pieces raw & just dabbed a bit of gesso here & there, as well as a touch of ink in spots.
 
 
 
The little bird I have inked in brown.
 
 
 
Here you can see the gorgeous Lil'  Red Rocket die cut butterfly.  Originally this butterfly was black, but I wanted it to be brown, so I simply gave it a couple of coats of gesso until you couldn't see the black anymore...then I painted it brown & have then randomly dabbed more gesso.  There's also some Lil'  Red Rocket paper doilies in behind the photo too.
 
 
 
And also a cute little frog button from Lil'  Red Rocket...I love these buttons! 
 
 
 
And finally, my journaling about visiting the Broad Arrow Cafe memorial site in Port Arthur. 
There's also some journaling around the outside of the layout which replicates the inscription around the outer edges of the reflection pool behind the cafe.  It reads -  Death has taken its toll.  Some pain knows no release but the knowledge of brave compassion shines like a pool of peace.  May we who come to this garden cherish life for the sake of those who died. Cherish compassion for the sake of those who gave aid. Cherish peace for the sake of those in pain.
 
Visiting the memorial site was very moving.
 
Thanks so much for dropping by & have a great weekend. xx
 

14 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Thanks for the lurrve, my friend - and OI!!!! Where's the full page???!!!! What I can see looks awesome - as always...skissedilla is a great sketch blog, I reckon...makes you think outta the square a bit:):):) I'll be back when you put it up, of course:):):)

Jasmine S said...

Gorgeous colours and the butterfly is a perfect touch. Great masking in the background too.

Lizzy Hill said...

New fave, new fave...now I can see it! Those doilies are super & the frog!!! Yum. Almost as yum as the bird cage... & I LOVE how youve used that ribbon...v moving, too, the memorial:):):)

Keren Tamir said...

Love love love this layout!! I guess you managed somehow to upload it!!

Rachael Funnell said...

OH! MY! This is INCREDIBLE... The color combo is GORGEOUS..... Love the crumbled doily!! The bit of corrugated under the photo & the journaling around the border!!!

Georgia Heald said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Linda!! Love the perfect mix of rustic but pretty, stunning layers too! ♥♥♥

Di Garling said...

Beautiful layout Linda, you have really worked your magic here. Love how you have used those 2 Crafty chippies. Love it. Cheers Di xo

Leonie said...

Gorgeous layout Linda, beautiful colours and textures.
That would have been a very moving experience, so tragic and sad. :(

Victoria Freze said...

wow, gorgeous!!! Linda, love everything about it!
I wish someday I can see your projects with my own eyes and touch all those textures, layers and embellies with my hands!

Eila Sandberg said...

Wowzer again Linda! these colours really have a special place in my heart and you scrap them to high gorgeousness! I always love checking out your details and what products you have used, always with an expert eye and fabulous result! You sure are amazing Linda! xoxo

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Hello Linda! Just dropping in to say that I love the masking/ inking on your page.

Helen Tilbury said...

Really stunning layout Linda - love it!

Carrin said...

Stunning page! Thank you so much for joining us at skissedilla :)

Paula said...

Simply gorgeous layout...I love every bit of it! I've actually bought this mask because of your use of it ;)

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