Monday, May 14, 2012

Belief {Sketchabilities Sketch #71}

We have a fabulous new sketch up at Sketchabilities.



My almost-93-year-old Gram has the most wonderful collection of photos of herself in sassy poses taken over the decades, and a number of years ago I made her a "cheesecake" album featuring these photos, and she just loved it. I started scrapping these pictures for myself so I could have a gram cheesecake album, and I just decided I should make one for my mom. I used the sketch to make the first page of mom's book and gave it to her for Mother's Day.


Here are some details. I have to thank my friend Tracee for recommending BasicGrey's Granola collection. I never would've thought "beach" with this collection, but she made me see sea scallops in the brown pattern and water splashes on the paper I used for the flags.



Here are some details. I've been wanting to use the view finder thingy by Echo Park ever since I got the paper. I thought the pearly flower brad by K&Co looked like a starfish and I replaced the sapphire rhinestone with a pink pearl to go with my Gram's outfit.


Pardon the shadow on the next picture. I used old Heidi Swapp chipboard letters. I think I must've bought a hundred packs of those things back in the day when those were the only chipboard letters available. I added some cheesecloth that I dyed with some Tattered Angels mist.


One of the fun things about making this album was finding the perfect quotes to go with the photos. I have Tracee to thank again for suggesting I mat the word strips with white.



The Sketchabilities team made some gorgeous layouts this week. You'll have to pop over and see all the beautiful creations! I hope you'll play with us. This was a really fun sketch to work with!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page!


17 comments:

Lynn Murphy said...

wow that is total gorgeousness. love how you flipped it. i'm running out of adjectives for your awesome pages though. lol!!!

Denise Price said...

Great page! I love how you used non-beach items to make a beachy page--it worked perfectly.

I have a questions for you: what is a "cheesecake" album?

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Gorgeous! This makes me wish I had kept my kids viewmaster reels. I just love it on your layout!

Lynette said...

I can see that your Grandma was heaps of fun. I love the idea of a cheesecake album;-)

Linda said...

Wow, how lucky are you to have so many fab photos of your Gram...so so jealous! lol

I love your choice of papers, Debbi...one of my BG fav's :)
Fantastic take on the sketch & I love all your gorgeous details!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This is fantastic. I love the addition of the viewmaster reels! I wouldn't dare nick one of my daughter's ones though... she still loves them. I really love the look of it though! Oh what to do! LOL! Fantastic beachy layout - love your scallops too!

sanna said...

fantastic & you have a fab Gram!! Loved the quote too!

Emmy said...

Another stunner, Debbie! Love your color palette and all the details on this page!
hugs 'n smiles,
Emmy

Carrie said...

what a gorgeous layout Debbie, I love the details!

Yana said...

fab layout Debbi! I love the details and the photos :)

Petra said...

Debbi, this is not a comment for just this page but for every one of yours. I am so fond of your work ! I have great respect and admiration of the pages that you make. Your work is truly a great example for me.

sandi said...

Oh wow! I love what you've done here with this challenge. The mix in the middle is just absolutely stunning!!!!!!!

Leeann Pearce said...

Giddy there...thank so much for popping by ...love your page you created for sketchabilities.

lillesmor said...

love the pics and that view master reel is a great detail! Wish I hade some of those laying around.. Great work with the sketch!

Kelly Foster said...

There are so many gorgeous little details here...I am especially fond of the cheesecloth, nice touch!!! Very nice layout!

Eila Sandberg said...

OMG Debbi this is FABULOUS!! love love love the photos of your Sophia Loren Gram!! that metal flower brad with the pearls and pink brad centre is totally de luxe! wonderful cluster of many goodies, love checking out all the details. Hooraah for you! xoxo

dstandard said...

Debbi this is just a fabulous page - Oh so loving your Gram! She's got such spirit and your page just reflects it - wonderful work!

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