Friday, June 26, 2015

My Grandfather

Dear Friends,

My DT post for Unstampabelles - the Last ten hours left to participate.

This month theme is Who is Your Hero/Heroine?

Create a mixed media item to celebrate your hero

The twist is to journal about it in your blog

My Interpretation to the theme is here.Distressed the background to get the Flag colours and Used Tim Holtz Sun Shine stencil over it. In remembering my grandfather used Quilled Footprints. Hand written sentiment and arranged two butterflies to carry it and shells to give beach effect.

My Hero is my Grand father. Whom i admire most in my life.

This post is a tribute to my Grand Father. You left footprints on my heart Grandpa - Missing you a lot

He used to read Mahatma Gandhiji's autobiography for me daily.

Mahatma Gandhi - Father of India -  I have grown up by hearing his autobiography.

The Man who stood for ahimsa (Peace & non- violence).  Some Quotes of him are below

There is no such thing as "Gandhism", and I do not want to leave any sect after me. I do not claim to have originated any new principle or doctrine. I have simply tried in my own way to apply the eternal truths to our daily life and problems...The opinions I have formed and the conclusions I have arrived at are not final. I may change them tomorrow. I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and nonviolence are as old as the hills

 "I know the path. It is straight and narrow. It is like the edge of a sword. I rejoice to walk on it. I weep when I slip. God's word is: 'He who strives never perishes.' I have implicit faith in that promise. Though, therefore, from my weakness I fail a thousand times, I will not lose faith, but hope that I shall see the Light when the flesh has been brought under perfect subjection, as some day it must. "

Now to our challenge at Unstampabelles and the gift offered by Susan Hogan

 You have solid 10 hours to work on your project. Look forward to your work and Link your projects



  1. Your MM piece is really wonderful Shylaa ! I loved the quilled footprints :)

  2. What a beautiful scene you created to honour your Grandfather. The quilled feet are very well done and the sentiment is just lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Make It Masculine' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  3. Gorgeous work as always Shylaa and lovely your inspiration came from your Gradndfather.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  4. This is a beautiful piece of art you created in your Grandfather's honor!! Your quilled feet are wonderful and I just love the butterflies carrying the sentiment in the middle of the page! Love. Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!!

  5. Gorgeous mixed media piece! Love the quilled feet and your lovely sentiment! Beautiful work!
    Thank you so much for joining in our 'Make It Masculine' challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Branka DT

  6. Great way to honor your grandfather! You created such a wonderfully inspiring scene! Thank you so very kindly for joining the Make it Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

  7. shylaa, what a great way to honor your Grandfather. Reading through your post, I can really appreciate how special he was to you! Your quilling is such a great way to symbolized the prints in the sand. Thank you for joining our Make It Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

    PS I love the quote! True words spoken!

  8. Quilled foot prints are wonderful.. :)

  9. beautiful post to read, thank you. and lovely card for your grandfather. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and celebrating our first birthday!!

  10. Such a unique interpretation of the beach theme, Shyla! Adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Lulupu Challenge#50. Good luck.

  11. Interesting take.
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!


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