Saturday, June 18, 2016

Always and Forever Layout

Today I'm sharing another layout to frame for my Oliver's memorial wall. The photo was taken in September of 2014, prior to his downhill slide.  I miss those eyes, they were such a piercing pale blue almost white color.  He was my most handsome man, and I miss him terribly every single day.

I am entering this layout into the Blue Fern Studios June Sketch Challenge. Papers and chipboard are by Blue Fern Studios.  There are many online stores from which to purchase these gorgeous chipboard pieces and papers.  I got mine with my Scraps of Darkness and Elegance Kit Clubs and/or from the Scraps of Darkness online store.

I am also entering my layout into the Inspiration Board Challenge for June at the Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance Mixed Media Scrapbooking Community on Facebook.   Please see both the Blue Fern sketch and the Scraps of Darkness Inspiration board below.

The paper I used is from Blue Fern's gorgeous Tranquility collection that came in one of my Scraps of Darkness kits.  I created some texture on the background using a doily stencil and some sprays.  The sprays didn't turn out the way I wanted, so I embossed in white over it and was happy with that result.  The Blue Fern chipboard pieces were purchased at the Scraps of Darkness online store.  I  covered them with various embossing powders in different colors and textures.  I just played with them until I got the result I wanted.

As far as the inspiration I drew from the Inspiration Board...well, it does have a kitty in it, so I just had to create another layout for Oliver's memorial wall.  I also grabbed some of the shades of blue, and the butterflies (by Renea Bouquets) from the board, and also the use of a quote on my page.  I used some flecks of gold that were also pictured, and some circles which I stenciled at the upper right of the page.

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Thanks so much for looking!


  1. Oh Nancy....I can't say it enough how wonderful your tribute layouts of Oliver are! I'm so proud of you for scrapping him. I understand your pain completely. I still feel the pain from losing Sophie in 2007. The only comfort for me is now having some sweetie to love and also knowing that I will see Sophie again after this life. I love your layout. It is as wonderful as all of the others of Oliver. Big hugs to you Nancy. Best of luck with these two challenges. Lisa : )

  2. Beautiful layout, Nancy. You know I would love to see a photo of that wall when it's done... <3 Melinda