Godparent Butterfly Scrapbook Layout
September 28, 2021
Hello dear friends,
I was so glad to get to choose a theme of honoring my Godparents this month. It is with sadness that I share that my dear uncle, and Godfather, passed away recently. I felt like this would be a great opportunity to capture a memory of him (and my aunt/Godmother) in this project page. After all, that is what scrapbooking is for, right? Preserving memories.
My uncle was a man of few words...but he LOVED the written word. He was a newspaper editor, author and avid reader. He was also a God-fearing man, with a respect for God's word and a person who I truly admired. I think this page represents him very well.
To capture a somber theme, as well as to make the page a feel like it was out of a book, I chose a color scheme similar to a noir genre - which is using black, white and gray. It's paying respect to the many crime novels he wrote in his lifetime. I knew that starting with the Brick Masking Stencil would give the page some drama and masculinity.
I've used a medium gray 12" by 12" sheet of card stock, and with a chalk white ink, sponged bricks in the corners through the masking stencil. This is one of my very favorite stencils - I use it for all sorts of projects!
I chose the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard elements to represent what he and I believe happens after death - that we are truly transformed when we go to heaven. I've coated these pieces 3 times with a white acrylic paint, and then added gray pearls to the middles, and secured to the page.
The photo is backed with 2 sheets of paper - one is a black glitter, and the other is stamped with a background stamp to look like a page out of a book. I've angled these behind the photo.
I found adorable butterfly stickers at the dollar store, and had to add them in. They seemed so pretty next to the fancy butterfly, flying up off the page.
My final addition is to define what type of Godparent my uncle was and add a Bible verse at the bottom, because he truly was a "logophile" (aka - a word lover) and he was indeed someone who was instrumental in bringing me up "in the way I should go." I will miss him, but I'm so glad to get to honor him in this way.
Thank you for listening, friends. Isn't it lovely that we can honor those who have gone before us with a craft like scrapbooking?
Until next time,
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