Friday, 10 May 2013

Scrap Around the World - May Sketch and Mood Board

 

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.
Thank you for looking and any comments you may leave, best wishes.

 

21 comments:

  1. I love it
    I love your layers and clusters and colour
    The masking is gorgeous too-you should do it more often!!
    Can't wait to see next months challenge.

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  2. wow you have done an amazing job with the sketch, love the photo too :)

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  3. Susan this is just truly beautiful!! Eila and Heather are truly amazing people so I'm not surprised you were drawn to them in more ways than one!! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us about this LO. its really beautiful and thanks for joining us at SATW!!
    I'm becoming a follower now!!

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    1. lol I was already your follower!!

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  4. Hi Susan, I have been coming by your blog for a while now and I really enjoy the writing you have before your layouts, it helps to understand the essence of your layouts.. What a wonderful time for you to meet Heather who is so inspirational both in her scrapping and as a very beautiful lady... This layout really is beautiful and you both are beautiful ladies.. both on the inside and on the outside!! I love your take on the challenge, the layout is gorgeous!! I hope you have a special Mothers day too!!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Lizzyc, I look forward to them every time I post; you are so encouraging. It is the story behind the photos that is most important to me, the art is just an added bonus, kind regards, Susan

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  5. A really beautiful layout and story, it's always lovely to read the words you write at the beginning of your posts.

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  6. Lovely layout! Thanks so much for joining us at Scrap Around the World. So glad we could inspire you!! Please remember to add a link to our challenge post so that we can include your layout in our voting (as per our rules of play) thank you :)

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  7. Wow! This is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors, the layering, everything!

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  8. What a beautiful layout! Thanks for playing along at SATW!!

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  9. Hi Susan! This page is gorgeous, thanks so much for joining in at SATW.
    Oh I'm following you now!

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  10. Hi Susan, what a truly lovely story behind your layout and meeting with Heather.
    The scrapbooking community really is an amazing place for connecting with others.
    Thanks for playing along with us at SATW, your layout is so pretty. :)

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  11. heather, again, i surf and without any hesitation, i pick your layouts from a distance, thanks for sharing my eye of candy
    gorgeous work

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    1. Hi Eva, it is a photo of Heather but I did the page, thank you for the comments!

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  12. I like your design a lot, thank you so much for joining SATW challenge this month!

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  13. Aaaawww you lucky duck! hugging Heather IRL is on my bucket list, so so very glad you guys got to meet each other! She is truly such a beautiful person inside out, and unbelievably talented! her work just makes my heart sing with joy. Your page is beautiful Susan, but I cannot stop looking at that photo of you two. Sending you lots and lots of love! almost forgot - Thank you so much for sharing both your story and this wonderful page with us at SATW!

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  14. Lovely layout. Thank you for playing along at Scrap Around The World.

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  15. Nice to meet you Susan!!!i loved your page & it's story!!!Thank you so much for playing along at Scrap Around The World!!!

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  16. Loved the sentiment behind your lovely page, Susan! Thank you for playing along with Scrap Around the World.

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  17. Thank-you for joining us at Scrap Around The World. Your layout is gorgeous, full of textures and details, and I love your take on the sketch and mood board.

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  18. Gorgeous layout and how special that you both got to meet up in real life. Scrapbooking brings so many people together from all corners of the globe. So very special.

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