Happy Monday to you! I told you that I was working on some extra stuff finally and I really wanted to share this one with you. With the anniversary of 9-11 a few weeks ago, I decided that it was time to get some pictures of my trip to the 911 Memorial into my Project Life book. These are hard pictures to “scrap” because I feel like the pages really have to reflect the tone of the memorial. I started with this one….this amazing wall. It is called “Trying To Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning” and was created by Spencer Fitch. What you cannot capture in a picture is the overwhelming nature of this piece. It is large and encompasses a whole wall. Each panel is handprinted a different shade of blue and there is such thought and significance to every bit of this piece (you can read a little more here). But for me, it hit home because when people ask me about that day and flying, one of the things I remember most IS the color of the sky. A crystal clear, perfect fall blue sky. I found that standing in front of this was an incredibly moving experience. And then when I examined the panels closer and realized they were hand painted….wow!
So how to keep this picture in a meaningful way? Project Life. I very much wanted the focus to be on the picture itself with simple accents. I kept to the gold and wooden/natural palette and I’m very happy with the result. This is a true conglomeration of products and it makes me happy how they work together. I thought that hearts wold be a good place to start so I pulled this Fancy Foil Gold Vellum with the hearts and cut it out using the Scor-Dies Pocket Pen Pals Dies (Basics A). I created this envelope that I could fill with things. After some experimenting, I chose heart sequins from the Metallics Sequins and a heart wooden element. I used the new Fine Tip Glue Pen to seal it and added some Gold Sequin Trim and Gold Baker’s Twine. For the next pocket, I cut a card using my PL Cards & Labels Framelits out of the striped pattern of the gold vellum. Then using a PL card from the Becky Higgins DIY Shop Edition, I cut it further using another of the Scor-Dies (to create that scalloped top). The sentiment is from PL Remember This (SU) and is gold embossed onto Naturals Ivory card stock. Finally, for the picture I used an overlay from the PL Desktop Edition by Becky Higgins.
I’m please with the result and I think this picture does actually speak for itself. I’m sure I’ll journal on some of the other pages when I create them using more pictures from that day but this one seems perfect just as it is. I hope you enjoy this page and will be inspired to try a combination of products to create just the right Project Life project! Thanks for stopping in today. See you soon!
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Stamp: Project Life Remember This ; Ink: Versamark; Paper: Fancy Foil Vellum – Gold (SU), PL Becky Higgins DIY Shop, Naturals Ivory (SU ret); Accessories: PocketPenPals Basics A Scor-Dies, PL Becky Higgins Desktop Overlays, Metallic Sequins (SU), Gold Sequin Trim (SU), Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine, Wooden Heart (Essentials Wooden Elements – ret)