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Monday, September 9, 2013

Love on Canvas

I tried my hand, for the first time, at a canvas layout. I am so proud of this one! It's actually a kit from CTMH and I've had it sitting on my desk for a couple months, waiting for inspiration to bonk me in the forehead lol and it did on the wknd. A yr ago this past April, my grandma passed - she was almost 92, so lived an amazing life - still doesn't make it easy though, does it. So this is a tribute to her. I love this photo of her. She looked so vibrant and happy! I added the yellow rose as that was her favourite colour rose and that was what we had at her committal service. I'm proud of this piece and I know she certainly would be too!! I'm sure she heard me cursing, just a teeny bit, at those rhinestones and she would have had a good laugh for sure! But I did it!! I didn't have to throw them out! Yay me!!! LOL!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Challenges I am entering:

Addicted to Stamps #63: Anything Goes (chipboards are all stamped)
Card Crafter's Circle #91: Mona Lisa, Portrait of a Woman
QKR Stampede #55: Lets Celebrate Grandparents


Denise Pustelniak said...

This is just...words can't describe! A W E S O M E!

Jennifer said...

This is just beautiful! A wonderful way to remember her with! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Jo said...

Simply beautiful!
hugs Jo x

Unknown said...

So Lovely, and your Gran looks so happy.
Suzy B

Darcy said...

Love it!

~ginny said...

What an incredible memory of your Grandma! Now you will have her grinning at you with her favorite rose next to her anytime you want to look! And it will always make you smile! This will be a keepsake for your family too. Thank you for letting us share your project and your memories in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
Aud Sentiments Design Team
RubberMAD at

Michele said...

Oh Karen.. .this is just GORGEOUS!! I wasn't even logged into my bloggy world, but saw this and just HAD to comment. :) I really love it and i think you need to count is as 1 of your 50!! It passes for sure!!

ClaireR said...

Beautiful lo Karen! Love the rhinestone swirls def worth it. Hopefully this is part of ur 50 Los.

ClaireR said...

Beautiful lo Karen! Love the rhinestone swirls def worth it. Hopefully this is part of ur 50 Los.

Karen Wilson said...

Thank you everyone, it is now part of my 50 LO's!

Unknown said...

This is wonderful! It's absolutely perfect for the Grandparents Challenge this week at QKR. Thanks for submitting it.
Good Luck!
Trudy, DT

Kjersti said...

A lovely LO in so beautiful colors!
Thanks for joining the Anything goes challenge at ATSC!
Hugs Kjersti:)