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Jul 15, 2012

Withstood the Test of Time Layout

Hello once again fellow scrappers! I'm so happy to present my debut DT layout for Once Upon A Sketch (OUAS)!! I was very happy with this month's challenge because it's a theme that once received; I knew exactly how I was going to approach it. As soon as I saw that the theme was 'Friends' there was one person that instantly popped into my head--and once inspiration strikes I do not dare argue with it!

 I've known my friend Mellisa going on 20 years now. We met freshman year in high school. She'll be one of the first ones to tell you that I was FOREVER with a camera in my hand--well now, years later, this habit of mine is paying off because I actually have a photo of us when we first met back in 1992. That would be the picture on the left. So having that one photo allowed me to show us together 20 years apart. The photo on the right was taken this year, 2012. I loved being able to show the 20 years of friendship by having then & now photos. This also helped me in determining the title for this page which I felt was quite appropriate.
Here's the sketch provided to us by Nadia that I based my page on.  I enjoyed working with this sketch & found that it could be interpreted in many ways.

I also used papers & a few embellies from May's C'est Magnifique kit titled "Wings of Imagination".
The large chipboard clock is by Dusty Attic.  I kept the texture on this chippie simple.  All I did was dip the chippie into some embossing ink & then heat embossed it with Star Dust embossing powder by Stampendous.

Here you can also see a bit of the hand stitching I did.  I created a layer by simply stitching a large, long rectangle in the background.
The birds are by Glitz Design.  I hand cut them out of the paper they came on.  The pearl flourish is by Prima.  I kept the pearl flourish on the clear packaging it came on.  This made it easy for me to adhere it on top of the twine & chipboard clock.
I've seen several scrappers utilize scrolls of paper as embellies.  I figured I'd give it a shot.  I curled several pieces of leftover scraps, adhered them closed and then tied some twine around them.  Amongst all the rolled up paper I adhered a brown glass vial and tied a gold charm clock to it.  You can see my journaling sticking out of the glass vial.  I printed my journaling on vellum and rolled it up very tight in order to squeeze it into my glass vial.  I thought this would be the perfect holding spot for my journaling!  You can see the bottle's cork adhered a little bit to the right of it.

Journaling reads as follows:  We met in pre-Algebra class freshman year of high school.  The fact that we met in pre-Algebra class is a joke we carry till today--that both of us are just so very awful in math that neither of us even made it to regular Alegebra--but 'pre' Algebra instead.  I don't remember who talked to whom first; but at this point it doesn't matter.  Like many friends do we did lose touch for a few years but like true friends, we found each other once again & this time it's for keeps.
We've seen each other grow, mature, graduate from college, begin our careers, go from girls to women.  We've seen each other at our best & at our worst.  Even though we've known each other for so long--I like to think that this is only the beginning & that there will be many more years of friendship for us to share & enjoy.
This one is for you, dear friend.  
A resin bird house by Prima.  The mulberry flowers are from my own stash.
The word 'Time' from my title was raw cardboard.  In order to add some interest to it I covered each letter in Glossy Accents and then poured a bit of Gala Glitz Blue by Art Glitter on it.  This is a sort of vintage glass glitter.  As you can see it adds a lot of texture.
I inserted a yellow mulberry paper flower in the center of my blue sheer bow.  From the paper flower I have both a pin by Prima & a couple of charms hanging from it.  I'm still sticking to my New Year's resolution of using as much ribbon/strings on my pages as I can!  I have such a large stash of these & I really need to use them up.

Make sure you head on over to the OUAS blog and check out the other DT's amazing interpretation of this challenge. Also do play along--especially if inspiration strikes! A big thanks to all of you who stop by for a visit!


Alyce said...

Wow Kay!! This is so amazing...I just love all of the atetntion to detail and the beautiful colours :)

Cindy Gay said...

Oh that's pretty. Love the twine and the beaded alphas.

Mellisa said...

OMG, Karla, I'm stalking your blog and I see my picture and was like WHAT IS SHE DOING. That is so beautiful, you made me cry, I'm crying while reading your description of your layout as if I even know what you're talking about. I'm so glad we found each other, "the only good that came from facebook, lol". I look forward to another 20 years of making memories.

Christy said...

Gorgeous just sounds like such an understatement here. This is not only one of my fav color combos EVER, but every little touch you gave this just blows me away!!!!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous page Kay.. such eye-catching colour and amazing details.. adore this!! :))

Debbi Tehrani said...

What an amazing page, Kay! You journaling, details, colors...all so beautiful! Congrats on making the OUAS team!

Eila Sandberg said...

Woohoo! your page glitters and shines just like your friendship! beautiful and bold, loved the close-ups and seeing all the fabbo details and techniques used. xxx

Sarah said...

This is an absolutely stunning page - I love the story that you tell too :) I'm your newest follower!