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Sunday, September 30, 2012

CSI/OUAS September Challenge # 3

Okay so for those of you who still don't know for the month of September CSI and OAUS have teamed up to create 4 challenges for the month. I finally found some time to squeeze in case no. 38 today.I really struggled with this case for some reason. I vaguely worked with the sketch and tried my best to keep with the palette. I was experimenting with a few things today and it just didn't work out as well as i thought it would but i pushed forward and finished it anyway. I think maybe the topic i was scrapping about as it is the first time i have really wrote about it. I guess we are all allowed a dud page every now and then????
 
The evidence i used to crack the case was branches, flowers, misting and woodgrain. For my testimony i used some of the inspiration words. I wanted this page to be about my everyday bond with my family which has grown stronger over the past year. The journaling, which is on a tag behind the photo reads, "Over the past year this family has endured a lot. My daughters have had to be a rock for me which has been extremely hard for me to come to terms with but i feel they have grown from it. At times they have had to call the Ambulance for me and had to let them in, all the while keeping an eye on their mother. They have been there with me in hospital unsure of what has happened and being kids who have seldom left my side it was hard for them to leave me in hospital for days at a time and even harder to have a mother who at times could not do things she normally would have done . This little family has endured hospital visit after hospital visit and copious amounts of doctors' visits and tests. After a while the novelty of seeing an Ambulance wore off. Although physically i endured it all they emotionally came along for the ride as well. It became a daily occurance that i was sick and together we dealt with it and i had to rely on everyone else to get through, one of the hardest things i have ever done. Together we have grown stronger and closer than ever before. I think we all thought there was going to be no end in sight. Although i am still not 100% i am better than i was a year ago. I have a new lease on life and i pray it only gets better from here on in." Here is my page and the case.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
TFL! Hope you find some time to scrap i am off to start dinner and organise everything for tonight, it is movie night tonight :) Lots of chilling out, popcorn and hopefully a late night!!!

7 comments:

Helena said...

Lovely take on the challenge. Thanks for sharing your wonderful page and your heartfelt journaling with us at OUAS.

Hilde/Scoobie said...

Love your mix of embellies and the woodgrain background!
Thank you for sharing with us at OUAS!

Eila Sandberg said...

B-J, seems you've had a rouch patch this passed year. So glad to hear you are on the road to recovery though. Thank you so much for sharing your journalling and your wonderful page with us at OUAS!

Shell said...

Gorgeous page! Luv the wood grain background!

Adriana B said...

beautiful page you have created here, love your take on the challenge, have a great week :)

misty said...

Gorgeous! I love how you interpreted the colors onto the page and the flower clusters look perfect!

EFI said...

Gorgeous LO!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!