Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Your Beautiful Life - Dusty Attic June sketch challenge

My Mother, unfortunately the early photos aren't dated, but I think the one on the left is circa 1930, the middle 1946-1948. I imagine the center photo was taken at Easter since she is wearing a corsage, they did that back then and there are a number of EAster photos. The other thing is to look at the lovely suit she is wearing. I am sure that she sewed it. My mother was an incredible seamstress and made all my clothes when I was growing up. She tailored sports jackets for my Dad, what a talent she had, I did not inherit her love of sewing!!

I used the the beautiful Glitz Love Games for this LO.  I love the poppy red in these papers.  I made the red poppies, see my poppy tut, link on my sidebar.  The wonderful swirly leaves are cut with a Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinders die.  The black swirls are stamped images.  They are Inkadinkadoo and I  got them at Michaels.  I like them, I bet you will see them again! 

Oh the Dusty Attic chipboard colum and pot with the ferns.  They are so lovely and add the perfect touch fo class to a layout.  I painted the column first with a whitewash of acrylic antique white.  Then I used biscotti perfect pearls to paint inside the column and the accents on the column.  The pot was painted first with a good coat of biscotti perfect pearls.  After that dried I took a very find paintbrush and lightly painted random lines with capuccino perfect pearls to imitate marbling.  After that dried I added a coat of Crackle Accents which i discovered does not stick very well to perfect pearls so I painted over it all with Diamond Glaze and it seems to be holding just fine.  I also added some gold perfect pearls to accentuate the design on the pot.
Ther fern leaves are also Dusty Attic and they have been coated with Olive Vine Glimmer Mist.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope all your days are stellar!!


  1. this is just unreal gorgeous Maggi wow :)

  2. Beautiful Maggi, love the shots of red.

  3. LOVE it Maggi.. and love your stories too!!!!
    {{HUGS}} Helen

  4. Absolutely stunning Maggi!!! I love the red!

  5. Just lovely. I have a photo of my Mom as a school age child and it looks just like the photo you have on the left!

  6. This is so rich with your appreciation of a mother's love. It's created with tender loving care much as your mother shared with you all your growing up years. I just love this for that reason, but also because it is lovely to look at and discover new details in. Very nicely done!
    Also, I too love using perfect pearls--yet how come I had never heard before about their Biscotti and Cappucino colors??????? I've only got the metallics set (which I just love to use!) ;)
    Nice discovering your link over at Bella!--and you as well!

  7. Oh Maggi, this is just absolutely beautiful!!!

  8. gorgeous! you know how much I love red!


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