My lovely niece found this challenge blog through the very talented Eila Sandberg. My niece lives on the other side of Australia and we scrap together by text messages, sharing our pages through photo uploads and giving advice to each other. We love the challenge sites and often enter the same challenges.
The colours in this mood board spoke to me immediately as I had purchased the papers and flowers during a recent visit to Adelaide in South Australia, the result of a work related trip. To my surprise the colleague I had gone to train was also a scrap-booker and took me to a shop near her home where we spent a happy hour shopping. I also love old doors so tried to make my page shabby but also elegant like the table setting.
I have been an admirer of Heather Jacobs work for some time but we were also drawn to each other through a shared story of grief in losing a son in a motor bike accident. We had emailed each other but never met. I took the opportunity of catching up with Heather and her lovely husband whilst in Adelaide and spent many hours sharing stories. I had the good fortune of being able to see her wonderful pages 'in the flesh' so to speak; the layering and detail are incredible and so much more than you can see in the photos on the computer. Her strength but also her art have inspired me for some time. I have attempted with this page to emulate her work just a little but cannot do her justice.
We are all fortunate that this wonderful hobby of ours draws together such a diverse group, allows us the opportunity of meeting wonderful people and by sharing our stories helps us to heal the pain and support each other.
I scrapped this on a recent retreat and had misplaced both the mood board and sketch so please accept my apologies if it does not follow the sketch too closely, I was doing it from memory.