It has been a while since my last blog post and I have been enjoying my break from scrapping, especially DT scrapping and I have been playing instead. Here is one of the challenges I took part in.
I belong to a group on FB called 'Can we do that' and Catie Kennedy challenged us to make a layout without any, paint, paste, mists or ANY embellishing of the background page which was to be white or kraft. You could hear the groans from all around the world to this challenge. :)
At the time I was sorting through my offcuts of papers and trying to decide what to do with them, and in the box were these papers left over from another layout I had done.
Here is what I came up with.
I love working on a white background so that was an easy choice for me. I also just love these Maja Design papers and I had the perfect photo to go with them.
My journalling on the back of the layout says.
My mother loved sweet peas and I can remember them growing in the garden at the various houses that we lived in and I loved the scent and the pretty colours of them, the delicate petals and the little tendrils that grew off the stems. They are now my favourite flowers too and whenever I see them I am reminded of my mother. I found this photo while I was browsing on Pinterest and I know that if she had ever received this little brown paper bag filled with these beautiful blooms she would have been so happy and so I decided to make this layout for her. Just so that she knows she is never far from my thoughts. The anniversary of her death is just around the corner and still even after thirty two years the pain is as raw as if it was yesterday. There are so many things I wish we had talked about and so many things that I wished I had told her and while I know that she is near it is just not the same. I love and I miss you still mom. xx
Now I love the CAS style of scrapbooking and I am quite comfortable with it but the more I play with mixed media the more I like that to and when I finished this layout I felt that it was so bare ... so I added a little something :D
I added some watercolour and some splatters and then I added gesso to all of the flowers. So what do you think? Which one do you prefer?
Here are some close-ups.
A little banner for some interest.
Some watercolour and some splatters.
Some gesso on all of the flowers and tendrils.
At the bottom too.
I also added this quote to it. The rest is as it was before.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment I really appreciate them all.