It's not one but two scrapbook pages! Only taken a year almost since the last one.
Gauche Alchemy have posted an amazing challenge to win one of their Mixed Media kits. The theme is Mixed Media Mamas - show what "mother" means to you.
My Mum has been on my mind a lot the last few weeks. We are coming up to the anniversary of when we lost her next month, we've also had a couple of things happening at home that have made me think of her as well. Some ongoing stuff that I just so wish she was here for me talk to her about... but the main one being that my Uncle lost his battle with Cancer in the early hours of this morning. Same thing that took Mum - different part of the body - same horrible disease. I wanted a distraction today - being on my own at home I just didn't want to be sitting here thinking the thoughts I was thinking. So I printed off a few pictures of Mum and got to scrapping. It really did help too. The amount of memories that come crowding back when you craft like that.
This is the first page I did. It's Mum aged around 16, I always told her she reminded me of Bette Davis in this picture - I was never sure if she took it as a compliment but it was, I adore Bette Davis and think she was one of the stunner's of her time, those gorgeous eyes!
This second one I was playing around with the technique Lara showcased on the GA blog the other day. Such fun and very therapeutic in a funny kind of way. I love the texture of it when dry, a gorgeous result. I was going to have phrases going all around the photo of this one. The funny things Mum used to say - but I may have to save that for another time - I really love this as is and am thinking of framing it. It's actually very shimmery and glittery in real life - the top coat wash is some silver poster type paint, really catches the light.
Big hugs to all those that need one tonight. And extra squishy one for the bonkers Myz!
Thanks as always for stopping by.