Friday, January 11, 2013

Remember Always

The main challenge this month over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles is Sad Moments. I know when you look at this picture you are thinking to yourself, "that looks pretty happy to me".
But the story...Every summer we rent a house in Kiawah and all the family comes and hangs out. This picture was taken of the youngest and her PopPop in 2011, the last summer he was alive to make the trip. Even at this time he was very very sick but with a lot of cajoling from her made it to the water's edge for one last dip.
The 2 of them each thought the other hung the moon. The little one would sit on his lap for hours not wiggling (usually sleeping). Somedays that was the only time she was still. On the flip side the sicker he got she turned to be the only one who could get him to get up and move and even eat.

It makes me sad that he won't be around to see what kind of young lady she will grow up to be.

For my layout I used my January kit from Flying Unicorn and scrap lifted a layout from Ilene Tell (with her permission of course).
The background paper is from Basic Grey. I inked it with Vintage Photo distress ink through a Mister Huey's stencil in spots. 
Torn pieces of Fancy Pants and corrugated cardboard help make up the layers. Some Lake Mist paint from my dabber was added to both the cardboard and in spots on the background.

 I wanted a mist to match the LapisLazuli ink I had used to edge my papers. When I couldn't find one in my stash I created my own by taking the ink pad, rubbing it on wax paper and misting it with water. I then used a paintbrush to flick it in spots.
 The black spots are from Dylusions Black Marble and flicked off the end of the nozzle. Finally for my last mist color I used Georgia Peach Color Shine by Heidi Swap. 2 large drips in the upper right and some fine spraying elsewhere added just the right color.

 Finally Remember Always....It will always be our job as parents to make sure that her PopPop lives on in her mind...Always

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Unknown said...

stunning page. And I can see how that would make you sad.

blsd2scrp said...

love this! the technique you shared with the wax paper and ink is brilliant! thanks for sharing with us over at SEM!

Lisa H said...

What a beautiful layout and story that is behind it!

Cara G said...

So beautiful (story and layout)...a great way to remember this relationship! Love all the spray and splatter too...thanks so much for sharing with us at SEM!

Toni Herron said...

This is a truly amazing LO! You are very talented and inspirational!
Thanks for sharing.. Toni.. xoxo

Sherri said...

Loss is never easy. It is a bittersweet layout for sure. So glad that your baby had that special time with her PopPop. Thanks for sharing this little bit of your story with us at SEM Christy.

Svetlana Austin said...

Christy your LO is stunning! what a beautiful way to scrap that bitter-sweet moment! you did outstanding job here!
thank you for joining us at SEM for this sad challenge ♥

Cara G said...

Just a reminder Christy that when you link your layout..please link the particular post and not just your blog in general. Some of our Design Team had a hard time finding your post because it was quite a ways back on your blog. Thanks! Cara from SEM

*If you double click on your post title, the correct link will appear up in your search line and then you can use that link to link up to us.

Karen Letchworth said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing this beautiful memory with us all. It's sad, and yet - you are keeping these wonderful memories alive. Thanks for sharing!

P.S. I'd love to have you stop by to play along in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday if you are able.
Hope you will join us!

Marjolaine said...

Beautiful layout Christy, cool technique. Thanks for sharing your story and art with us at SEM.

Nicole Brenna said...

I love the page and thank you so much for sharing with us. It is hard to lose a love one but what joy that they were able to have the special relationship they did even if it was only a short time. She will never forget him! What a blessing for both of them!