Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Vrai Amour (ScrapThat! December Sketch)

We all know a very special couple who are the true emblem of love, whose bond to each other has endured so much but yet remained so strong throughout the years.  Last year, a very dear family friend, Jeannine, whom I have known all my life and who has always been like a mother to me, lost her husband and father to their 14 children, Gerard, to a long battle with cancer.  We were all heart-broken as Gerard was an exemplary man, husband, father, grand-father, friend.  Jeannine was heartbroken as she had to say goodbye to her soulmate after almost 50 years of wedded bliss.

I decided to honor their love by creating a layout of this special couple and frame it for Jeannine for Christmas.

The Carta Bella collection, Beautiful Moments, seemed perfect for this layout, and this beautiful sketch from ScrapThat!'s December Kit Sketch inspired me right away to create this design:

Let's take a closer look.
 The title is in french.  "Le Vrai Amour" translates to "True Love".
 How sweet are all these birdies from the Beautiful Moments papers!  I had fun fussy cutting them!
 I used different inks as well as crackle paint on all the chipboard pieces.

I wish you lots of creativity today and to, one day, be blessed enough to know eternal TRUE LOVE as the one Jeannine and Gerard shared and still share! :)


  1. Such a beautiful guesture giving this lovely layout!

    Happy Holidays,
    Carson's Creations