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Saturday, 18 August 2018

Mother's Love

Hello,  since using family photos in my vintage journal I realised I hadn't used one of my Mum, I have some lovely photos of her as a young girl - by the date on the back she is 21 in this one.

I gessoed the page before adding the DecoArt Crackle paste through the Doily and Rose stencils.  Next, a watered down wash of PaperArtsy Concrete, then came some ink blending with Tattered rose, Frayed burlap and Vintage photo, before edging with Distress Crayons and rubbing back with a wet finger!  There's also some background stamping in Frayed Burlap.  I reapplied the rose stencil and coloured the rose with DIs, before finally adding the cut apart words from a TH stamp.

I am going to enter this over at Art Journal Journey, where Elizabeth and Bluebeard have chosen the theme of Count Your Blessings - well, I count my blessings for my Mother's love.

We've got thick cloud and very breezy weather today, feels very Autumnal -  think I want some sunshine back!
Have a great weekend
Avril xx


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal spread and a great tribute to your lovely mother. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

You have the vintage page down to perfection! What a beautiful page for you Mom. hugs-Erika

brenda said...

What a lovely way to keep cherish photos Avril, I have seen many of my Mum looking very similar, something about the old sepia photos which I sometimes think I prefer to colour. The soft coloured stenciling compliments very well.

We have the same weather, but I don't feel ready for Autumn just yet and keep hoping the sun will return for a few days at least.

B x

froebelsternchen said...

What a feminine spread and lovely texture and such a special soft vintage style and great that you have used your beautiful Mom as a young woman here! Unique!
I am really happy to see this utterly beautiful spread linked to our Art Journal Journey theme Avril! Thank you very much for joining the challenge!♥
Happy weekend!

Mrs A. said...

With your pictures almost opposite one another your can see the likeness. I take after my Dad. Your two page spread is lovely and the picture of your Mum looks perfect against the colour way you have chosen. Hugs Mrs A.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just want to reach out and touch this page. The texture you created is fabulous and the crackle adds to the vintage look and feel of the spread.

Your mother is beautiful, Avril and you have created a memorable spread to honor her. Thank you beyond belief for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey.

Lisa said...

What gorgeous pages, Avril!! The photo of your Mom is so beautiful!! You've showcased it perfectly!! I love the details and the textures!! Stunning, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Meggymay said...

Avril this journal spread looks gorgeous and a wonderful photo of your mum.
The texture and soft colours are lovely.
Yvonne xx

Jeannette said...

this softness pages is beautiful,you added a wonderful photo of your mum.
love the soft feeling of your page.

happy sunday.

hugs jenny

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Such a beautiful photo of your Mum Avril and I love the journal page that you’ve created. The colours are so delicate and the Rose is gorgeous. I too am ready for a little more warmth in the weather department, not quite ready for Autumn just yet! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Janette said...

Beautiful lady Avril, your pages are perfect for the vintage feel to match it too, just lovely..xx

Linda said...

Stunning journal page, and a beautiful photo too xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a amazing tribute to your mum! I love the vintage look and all the details that you created, it looks so beautifully elegant - stunning 😁. We have had a mixture of sunshine and rain this weekend, which the garden is loving ...lol 😉. I hope you are having a lovely weekend and wishing you a happy new week! J 😊 x

Pia S said...

A beautiful photo of your mother and two lovely vintage looking pages. Very pretty.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This really is beautiful Avril, from the gentle colours and stencilled background to the sweetest of photographs of your Mother. A Mother's Love is a true blessing in deed for those of us lucky enough to have had this.
Thank you for sharing, a beautiful double page.
Creative wishes Tracey xx

aussie aNNie said...

a BEAUTIFUL journal page Avril, lovely colours.xx

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful page and tribute to your mother- I definitely see the resemblance in your profile pic:)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Avril! What a wonderful tribute to your Mum! I love the texture you created! Yes some sunshine would be nice now, too many grey days!! Hugs, Chrisx

butterfly said...

What a lovely delicate page, full of love and care - a wonderful way to celebrate your mother, and what a lovely photo of her too.
Alison x