This month, we ask you to include a number , ANY number, on your layout. It has to be VISIBLE on your layout and it can be in your title or part of your journalling. It can be a date, an age, a house number, an anniversary, the number of children you have, the number of pets ....anything you like. But please make sure that there is some explanation through your journalling, somewhere on your page or blog about what this number means to you.
I opted to use these photos of me and my Paternal Grandmother, Oma Agnes Schillings from the Bosse Netherlands...both at age of 16. There is such a strong resemblance between the two of us, and although I only knew her for a very short time before her passing, I know that I also have many of her character qualities, and her length...or rather lack there off !
I used the following Pion Design papers...
Fairytale of Spring: Violet
Studio of Memories: Small Leaves
For Father: Flowers for Father
My chipboard pieces are all from Imaginarium Designs. I cut the frame to create two corner pieces. All the chippies were primed with gesso, inked and misted with Lindys Stampgang Sprays.
The alphas and numerals are from ID, inked with Mixed Media Inx. I used the Damask mask from The Crafters Workshop and modelling Paste on the green background paper.
These flowers are from Prima, Ceylon White Wedding, sprayed with LSS Edelweiss Moss Green and Sea Grass Green. I loved how the petals curled up once I started drying them with my heat gun!
I had to add a little bicycle somewhere as it was part of the sketch, and fortunately I had this cute little one from ID !
The Prima Shabby Chic Treasure Window also got a misting of LSS mist...love the aged feel it has now...
On the back of my LO I have journalled the following...
I did not have the pleasure of knowing you in my childhood years, as we immigrated to "Sunny South Africa" when I was only 5 years old...I am sure you missed me, your only Grand Daughter as much as I missed having you in my life! I would love to think that I would have been spoiled rotten by my Holland Oma...What I remember clearly was the day I did finally meet you...I was a young mother of 2 myself, 24 years of age...You came to visit Pappa from Holland with a friend of yours. You hid in one of the rooms and Tante Anna came to meet me, but there was no connection between us and I turned to my Dad and said...so were is my Oma? Oh...and then when you came out of the room...I remember us just looking at each other with tears running down our cheeks before hugging each other to death! Fate then played us a nasty hand by giving us only about two years together before you passed away due to illness! But in that time I got to know and appreciate you, for who and what you were, and me becoming the person I am today because of you.."
This is the sketch to follow... I will also enter this LO for the Berry71bleu challenge were one has to use chipboard pieces on your LO...
If you still have Grand Parents...give them a Hug tonight...
Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while
but our hearts forever.