Sunday, October 27, 2013

Okay, so there is this absolutely gorgeous sketch at C'est Magnifique and a Beautiful Mood Board for Maja Design that just complimented each other so wonderfully, that I thought I would combine them for this layout titled "Time Makes Ghosts Of Us All." The idea behind this is that someday, my kids and grandkids will want to look back at my life and I want them to know how grateful I am to be part of their memories. Also, keeping a little in line with the Halloween spirit, I wanted to make it just a little ghostly.

Here is the sketch

...and the Mood Board
And some close ups...
I used lots of layers as the sketch depicted and I dyed the seam binding for the bows to coordinate with the papers and the aged look.
I did a ton of background work, stenciling, inking, stamping and texturizing the page. I hand distressed everything and hand stitched the page and the banner flags.
I used cups and lids for the stamping the rings and printed velum for my title.
buttons always add such a nostalgic touch.
The neat little "secret" of the page is the pull-out journaling card!
Thank you so much for stopping by, I always love to read your encouraging comments.
Only 4 days until Halloween - hope you have a spooktacular one!!!


  1. Gorgeous layout and amazing take on the sketch!

  2. this is a really beautiful piece of work Lainie, and I love the romantic feel you derived from the mood board!

    And thanks for being a new follower on my blog!

    Jelissa xx