I'm at the point where I have nearly obliterated the April "Darlene" kit and add-on from Scraptastic Club. I used just the main kit to create this page, which features none of my own journaling, since the words from my grandfather to my grandmother say it all.
When I first read the words, they reminded me of song lyrics from that era, and sure enough -- they are from a 1942 song called "Always in My Heart." He wrote:
You are always in my heart, even though we're far apart. I can hear the music play the song of love I sang to you. You are always in my heart.Isn't that sweet?
Creating the layout was not easy -- not because the process itself was complicated or difficult, but because just as I started stitching the first version of this page, the thread from the sewing machine began to bunch and the page ripped when I tired to pry it from the machine.
I removed ⅓ of the page (the top part, containing the worst part of the damage) and added two layers of paper in its place. I then added a series of stitched circles around the photo and title blocks, camouflaging the torn areas that remained.
I feel like a bona fide surgeon -- of the scrapbooking variety, that is.
I really like the addition of gesso to the background of this page. I love the patterns -- don't get me wrong -- but I also love the look of them peeking through the layer of white.
Thanks for visiting today!