Well I did say I was getting close, hence the mini kit giveaway below, (don't forget to enter!) I obviously have blabbered a lot over the years!
Here is a layout of a difficult topic, entitled "Remember Grandad....is still proud of you every day" I know you may not believe it, but I took a photograph after FIL's funeral, of all the grandson's together, not a common event as two of the boys live in Germany. I wanted to record their ages at the time of his passing. My two are the eldest, so they will remember him, but the others may find it more difficult.
I started with the dark grey card and lightened it by using Mister Huey's mist in white sprayed over some butterfly chipboard as a mask. I wanted to infer that he was no longer with us.
I then decided to stamp with the same Mister Huey's mist by spraying it on a craft sheet and then dipping the clear stamp in the paint. Get several stampings from one inking up so you vary the tone of the paint. It is more successful than using white ink! The clock was to symbolise the time passing, when they must remember him and also the weekday scribbles, which also frame the layout on one side. I wanted my journaling to be there but not obvious, so I journaled around the outline of the butterfly shapes. The 7Gypsies paper with places on was to show that we are all spread out in far flung places.
The dimensional trimmings were made using my circle punches, (to echo the circular clock and the letter "o" in London on the patterned paper), in various sizes and although I punched out circles from printed circle paper giving a fine cream border, you could use any patterned papers for the same effect and ink the edges.
So, there you have it, another sneak peek into how I went about making this layout, recording this photograph, of a difficult subject, but I am sure we will be pleased to look back and "Remember Grandad." TFLx