Friday, February 20, 2015

A Great Loss

A couple weeks have now passed and I am ready to express my feeling through an art journal page. The world lost a wonderful, kind person and heaven now has another angel. There really are not enough words to describe Gram so I won't even try, instead I will just share the pages with you.

This started out as a simple spread. I wanted to create a few tags. I began laying them down on the pages to see how many I needed.

I decided to go with a dark brown background and smooched paint around with a pallet knife.

Now the hard part picking out the perfect photos. I could have filled up an entire journal with pictures, but eventually settled on these few.

I then started gluing down patterned paper to the tags. I wanted to paper to be subtle background, yet have meaning.

Next I started adding more layers - more paper, ink, stamps, pictures, lace, and embellishments.

I could not stop adding stuff to the page. The flowers are cut using the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die and are cut out of crinoline and burlap. I died the crinoline flowers with Victorian Velvet Distress Stain. I then added pearls, buttons, and tiles to the centers.

I used alcohol ink to color the glass fragments.  I then stamped on a few saying that went with the pictures. This particular saying is perfect - Gram and Grandpa were two people that defined love and marriage.

And there you have it my dedication to Gram. I am submitting this to 2 challenges: The Frilly and Funkie Winter Blooms Challenge and The Artistic Stamper Love Challenge. AS always thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read all of this!


  1. Such a beautiful page Stacy and what an amazing way to honour your Grandma! Love how you used all the tags and your flowers are gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Winter Blooms' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  2. Lovely! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month x

  3. An incredibly fitting and emotional tribute to your Gram Stacy. I love the whole tag design and the flowers add a real soft touch to it all. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x