Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Grungy Monday 25 : Create a Loving Tribute





An unusual challenge for this week's Grungy Monday - using your favourite Tim Holtz products create a loving tribute to a friend, relative or inspiring person who has passed away.


My scrapbook layout celebrates my wonderful parents who I sadly lost many years ago when they were only a handful of years older than I am now.  They both had cancer at the same time which was kind of unfair, but they were both amazingly strong for each other and for us.  This wonderful photograph was taken when they were on honeymoon in July 1953.  My mother used to make all her own clothes then, so I expect this dress was one of her own creations - isn't it stunning.  I'd love to know what colour it was!  She was also an (untrained) artist and I just know she would have loved Distress Inks and I often wonder what she would have created with them.  


I struggled to find a suitable muted background paper, so just had to dive in and ink and stamp my own.  It is the first time I have done this and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  So I expect I will be doing it again.  I only used Antique Linen Distress Inks as I was trying to get a good tone on tone effect.  Although I did add a little Vintage Photo for the splatters.  


The Tim Holtz products used:


Distress Inks:  Antique Linen and Vintage Photo for the background Victorian Velvet on the flowers
Die Cuts:  Weathered Clock, Tattered Florals (I made the flowers) and Tattered Leaves 
Grungepaper (Leaves)
Idealogy Tickets


Thanks again Linda for a great challenge.  I wasn't too sure of this at first, but I spent a lovely afternoon thinking about my parents whilst doing this layout.  There are some great entries for this challenge already over on Studio L3 so do have a look.  And of course get along to the Tim Holtz blog for some great tutorials and inspiration.  


I am also entering this layout into the Artistic Stamper November Monthly Challenge which is backgrounds.   There are some wonderful design team creations so do check them out.


Have a great week!





15 comments:

Dawn said...

What a beautiful LO this is and lovely to hear about your mother. I think she would adore this SB page and maybe she would have done some LOs of her own mother/relatives these really are beautiful tributes. Dxx

Sue West said...

This is such beautiful artwork Jennie, You have created such a lovely vintage feel to your layout.
Sue :)

Sam said...

What a stunning layout you have done.
I am glad I am not the only one who was thinking 12x12 layout for this challenge! Gotta get mine done now!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful layout! Such a lovely tribute. :)
x Beth

Artyjen said...

Such a pretty tribute...I can't bring myself to play along with GM this week.....but thanks for playing along with the Artistic Stamper challenge this month Jennie ;)
xoxo Sioux

Netty said...

Beautiful tribute to your parents and its a great LO with a fab background. Annette x

Kate said...

Your background is beautiful. Such an elegant layout!

Alison said...

What a beautiful page Jennie! Thanks for joining in with The Artistic Stamper Challenge xx

Hels Sheridan said...

What an absolutely stunning LayOut... wow, it is beautiful and what a way to remember your Mum & Dad, they would be so proud I am sure.... thanks for playing along with the Artistic Stamper Challenge x

Diane said...

I love this Jennie. I have been trying to think of something fitting to do to mark my mothers passing 20 years ago yesterday. So we will see, I may try this. Amazing where inspiration comes from .x Diane.

Shar said...

Totally stunning layout! Beautifully done!

Ruby Craft said...

Beautiful tribute to your Mom and Dad and their Love. They do look so happy together here. Very Romantic.

Sarah said...

So elegant, pure and beautiful. It all looks just wonderful together and makes a lovely tribute and LO.

Becky said...

Love the layout Jennie and what a lovely pic of your Mum and Dad.x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Jenny, this is such an elegant and perfect tribute to your beautiful parents! I'm very sorry you lost them so young! They look so happy, and your mom's dress is fabulous! (I wish I could sew like that!)

You designed this layout with such love and attention to detail, and it couldn't be more wonderful. I'm honored that you shared your memories and so happy the experience was nice!