Sunday, 9 April 2017

Paw Prints On My Heart

This last week I worked on a layout which was very heartfelt for me. One of my FB friends, who I met through a Golden Retriever facebook page, lost her beautiful Golden Retriever, Willow last week. Vera posts the most beautiful photos every day of her two Golden Retrievers and Willow will be missed by many in the Golden Retriever community all over the world.

I have joined in with two challenges with my tribute to Willow. The April theme at Berrry71 Bleu is "Everything old is new again. It is all about old-world glamour." The mood board inspired me to use one of my all time favourite papers from Kaisercraft as my main background piece. I added some further vintage feel to my layout by inking and rubbing some texture paste on the Dusty Attic lighthouse before adding a crackle glaze. The anchor was given a rough patina finish with embossing powder. The shells have all been collected from walks on our local beach over the years.

The second challenge I am joining in with is with CSI Major Case file 227 . The clues I have included as my evidence are animals, flowers, wood effect paper, watercolours and a circular frame. 

I am putting this layout in a frame to give to my friend and on the back of the frame I have pasted the following poem which is my testimony.

Whenever you go to sleep I will run in your dreams
When your tears dry on your face it's because I've licked them
When Mardee suddenly turns it's because I said "come on let's play"
I will never leave you-I'm always just a thought away
I will be watching and waiting
I know you are doing the same
I leave you my love because my pawprint is on your heart
I am your dog-your Willow!

Willow 7/5/2005 to 2/4/2017 R.I.P


  1. Oh no... losing a dog is like losing a best friend.. they are missed so very much.. I know how much that hurts and I wonder if we ever really get over the loss... Your layout is truly so beautiful.. what a lovely photo.. love the chipboard.. love to you all on this sad loss...

  2. This is so beautiful, Vija. I love your layout, but I'm so sorry your friend lost her fur hard! This is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful dog...what a sweet face.

  3. I'm typing through tears right now. Unfortunately, I know too well the heartbreak of losing a beloved dog. Your friend will be touched to receive such a loving tribute to Willow. The colours, the flowers, every little detail compliment the sweet photo. I love the poem you've written as well. Beautiful layout.
    TFS. ♥

  4. Your layout is so gorgeous and I love all the details you have in the layers. It has all come together to create such a soft and romantic feeling. I'm so sorry about the loss of Willow, this will certainly be a treasured piece for your friend.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous page! Love the styling and details and that sweet, sweet photo! ;-) Thanks ever so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu this month! ;-)

  6. What a stunning page. I'm so sorry your friend lost her beautiful dog. I love your poem, and she will treasure this layout. Amazing texture and detail on here! So happy to have you playing with us at CSI!