1. The female who rules or dominates a family, clan, or tribe; specifically a mother who is head and ruler of her family and descendants.
2. A very old, dignified, and venerable woman
First known usage 1606
See : Gran, My Great Grandmother, Georgia Wilson
I cut the chandelier using a Sizzix Big Die and then altered using a Scraps of Darkness tutorial. It was MUCH simpler than I expected. Thanks Renae for sharing the technique. It really helped take this layout to a whole 'nuther level!
I cut the armchair from the "French Manor" Cricut cartridge. I fussy cut an additional hole out for the seat - I just thought it needed one. I don't use my Cricut much - I tend to default to my diecuts - but this chair was exactly perfect for what I wanted to create here.
I created the flower pot from chipboard - it's just a modified triangle and a rectangle pieced together. Then I sprayed with homemade gold shimmer, which I created using gold metallic acrylic paint and water mixed up in a misting bottle. The flowers are from my Bitty Blossoms punch by StampinUp, and the greenery is a Bosscut die (which works in my Big Shot).
See that black barn paper? That's old, old, OLD Rusty Pickle. I've got six sheets of it, which I am hoarding for something special. This layout was special enough to get to use a little piece of one of those sheets! The top paper is from the Basic Grey "Little Black Dress" collection.
The title letters are American Crafts "Thickers." I love the way they look on a project and I have loads of them in my stash, which should be enough, but I can't seem to stop buying them!