Tuesday, July 9, 2019

"Never Forget": In Honor of 9/11

Hi Guys, how've you been? Hope your week is treating you right. Honey and I have been hunkered down in the A/C as much as possible because it's hot out there. But one wonderful thing is, we were sweating a tropical storm direct-hitting us this weekend yesterday, but it seems to be moving more and more toward a projected landfall east of us, though we are still in for rain as of now. "Barry" seems to have just popped up out of nowhere and that's kinda scary. :-0 We usually see them slowly lumbering towards us for days.
As promised, I have an 8x8 home decoration Deco to share. My Honey requested it and wants to display it on our foyer table. The base is heavy chipboard that I covered with 2 coats of Cadmium Red acrylic paint before collaging my paper layers. Actually I decoupaged the navy star base paper with Collage Pauge decoupage medium, distressing the edges first.

I used Outlawz' current Wednesday sketch, resizing it in PSE to 8x8. The ribbons and star paper strips were in my stash. The larger patterned paper pieces were in my Patriotic paper stash, I think by Scrapworks and DCWV. The white stars are cut from my Verve Visuals Starry die that I use all the time, with some red glass stars popped on top. The Crafters Companion "USA" was stamped with Palette Hybrid Starry Night ink on white Office Depot index card stock and fussy cut.

A close-up:
The wonderful image is by Leigh S-B Designs and is colored with wax colored pencils and ProMarkers. I then blended the Palette Hybrid Starry Night ink into the outer parts of the image with a makeup blending brush (one of those Amazon knock-offs of the so-called Life Changing Pickett Fence blender brushes, have had mine for months and just now nerved up to use them and it was fun!).  I generously coated the Twin Towers with my Sakura glitter metallic gel pen. The light has to hit it just right. And then. WOW! Shimmer and shine! I'm very happy with the way it turned out and so is Honey!

1.  Outlawz Wednesday Sketch June 26-Jul 9 - See Sketch, above
2.  Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge #79: Celebrate It! - I'm not celebrating what happened, instead, but our metal as patriots because of what happened.
3.  613 Avenue Create #223: AG + Opt. Use Your Country's Flag Colors
4.  Pixie's Snippets Playground #356: Anything Goes with a Snippet - all of the papers used in this Deco were leftover cuts from previous projects. And Yes, count me in the giveaway, thanks!
5.  Colour Crazy Week 25: AG with Colouring - I coloured the digital image with colored pencils and ProMarkers.
6.  Time Out Challenge #139: Inspired By Words - I focused on freedom of being an American.
7.  Moving Along with the Times #101: Stars and Stripes
8.  Through the Craft Room Door Challenge for July 9-15: Always AG
9.  Crafting from the Heart #247: Always AG
10.  LTCCB #36: Always AG
11.  LTSCB #123: Always AG
12.  Crafts Galore Encore #65 Always AG
13.  YSPB July Challenge: Always AG
14.  A Bit More Time to Craft #95: Always AG
15.  CHNPPC July Challenge: AG with Patterned Paper
16. Stamplorations Summer Theme & Sketch Challenge: Stamps + Anything Goes

Thanks so much for dropping by to visit. I hope you liked my 9/11 mixed media project. Have a great week! Until next time, XOXOX


Wendy L said...

Looks amazing, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

froebelsternchen said...

A gorgeous creation!
Happy rest of the week!

Kathyk said...

Fabulous commemorative page and one which rocks the sketch brief too, thanks so much for sharing it with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very nice memorial piece. Well done!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Absolutely stunning! It's no wonder your sweetie wants to display it. Very eye catching. So glad you're out of harms way. My sister lives in Gulport, where Katrina hit.

Di said...

Very poignant piece of art of work. And so sympathetically designed and made as well.I remember that day so vividly and you summed it up so well.


Di xx

Jean said...

Beautiful memorial creation x Thank you for sharing at 613 Avenue Create x

crafty-stamper said...

A beautiful project and love all the layers.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

Joyce said...

What a lovely piece of hand made art. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Jenny L said...

Hi Aimslee,
oh my word that is such a fantastic creation.
I love the design and the beautiful work gone into making this.
Something to be treasured that's for sure.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

sweet art designs said...

Wow! Very well thought out. Thank you for showing us your patterned papers at Crafty Hazel Nut's Patterned Paper Monthly Challenge - Myrna DT

Crafting with Darcy said...

Aimeslee, this is such a beautiful piece! I love how you combined the papers to provide a wonderful background for the very beautiful image of the NYC skyline with the Twin Towers. I love that you used the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch to be your inspiration for your layout! I really think it turned out perfectly.
I had to wipe a tear from my eye though. The loss of the Twin Towers and so many lives still hurts. I was lucky to go and see the One World Trade Center last July and it made such an impression on me about how valuable our freedom is. And the countless hours of search and recovery for both the workers and the dogs. Our lives forever are changed.
A wonderful tribute!

Jessica Navarro said...

Aimeslee, this is amazing! I created an entire album with a bunch of friends when the event happened and it is still today one of my most treasured memories. It is so cool that your hubby requested it; you did him well! Are you planning to keep it out all year round? Beautiful and memorable and look how many challenges you joined! THAT'S JUST CRAZY! Well done!

Laurie said...

wonderful commemorative work you have created. so much detail and love all the embellishments you used. thanks for joining the lost coast design challenge!

Jackie C said...

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy. Jackie DT.

Anita in France said...

A great piece to commemorate 9/11, Aimeslee ... and to celebrate freedom! It's wonderfully detailed ... and the glow of light is brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Carole J said...

A very beautiful, patriotic and moving project, Aimeslee. I love the shimmer on the towers and the light aura around the image. The papers are perfect!
Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” July Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
Carole x DT

crafty said...

A lovely thoughtful project. Thank you for joining the Crafting From The Heart challenge.

Chana Malkah said...

Wonderful project and so nicely crafted! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner/Designer

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

A great project. Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again
soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

Chana Malkah said...

Congratulations! You were selected as a Winner in our July Challenge using our Optional Twist, "Use the colors of your country's flag!"
Thanks so much for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create! Please stop by and grab your badge!
Chana, Owner/Designer
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

ionabunny said...

Wonderful creations. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz