Created using the versatile and gorgeous March Scraps of Darkness Kit called Needful Things. Please consider joining us and experiencing the whimsy, versatility and beauty of this kit.
I did a ton of cutting - almost hated cutting up the papers butI got over that real quick.
This was created using the March 15th challenge sketch from Once Upon A Sketch. This is my first time playing along and I had a wonderful time with this sketch, created by a the talented, beautiful Nadia Cannizzo.
The journaling part of this is about missing someone, something, some place. My journaling is for my middle child I lost many years ago.
I've missed you for 16 years now. I wonder what type of young man you would have been? What plans you would have made. What talents you would have been granted. I miss the joy you would have brought to our family. You still bring me joy knowing that you are watching and guarding from a heavenly place and smiling now as we remember you.
I used some seamstress pattern tissue for my background. I stamped it, ripped it, then used modpodge for the layers. We all have wonderful perfect plans for our lives - much like a dress maker or seamstress has when she /he starts with a pattern. Sometimes, often, our plans are altered and life takes a different turn. That's why I ripped the tissue paper and pieced it together again.
The photo is one I took a few years back.
I used Dusty Attic Decorative Frame #1 DA0207 for this piece. I simply painted it with Adirondack paint Sandal and inked with Tim Holtz distress ink in Sage. I did not do much to this piece in terms of treatments because I wanted it to be present but subtle. Just to accent my photo like a floral wreath one would lay at the foot of a grave.
An update: This layout won the OUAS challenge. I am deeply honored. When I found out I won, I cried. Actually, I am tearful even now just writing again. Did I really win????? I still feel the loss. Is a win supposed to be painful? This just reminds me of a riddle.....When is a win really a loss?
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