I'm joining Artastic's July Challenge with inspiration from Archibald Motley's "Octoroon Girl" painting. How I wish I could post the wonderful inspirational painting here as well. It's so dramatic and at the same time very lovely.
My LO entry is entitled, "FRIEND". I dedicate a page for my friend who has lost her husband recently months after getting married. We're praying and wishing her well away from her depressive state. Her life has suddenly become more dramatic but she still manages to carry herself well and still looks lovely for everyone.
Thus, I deemed fit to create an LO of both of us on her last visit here in my country to attend to matters related to her husband's passing. It's my choice of colored photo with me and her, shades of maroon and red (plus neutral white). Since, we're a tropical country, we don't wear gloves and hats though we can't live without our handbag for the ladies (included in the photo . . . a bit blurred though as the vertical photo was taken against the light).
|My Layout: "FRIEND"|
SUPPLIES: Paper: Crate Paper, Die Cut Embellishments: Crate Paper, Stickers: Crate Paper, Journaling Pen: Parker, TOOLS: Decorative Scissors: Paper Shapers.
DESIGN NOTES: All materials used are from Crate Papers' Pink Plum Collection. I just added plain white paper as base. To start, I cut an outside frame from the Crate Paper Collection which I adhered as border on top of the white cardstock. I matted my 2 photos on a peach or close to orange paper which was scalloped cut and re-matted against brown paper. Stickers, photo corners and the Title were added around the photos. The flowers as finishing touches were popped up on (2) opposite corners for dimension. And an excerpt from an apt Beatles song were added on the existing journaling to convey the sentiments at the time.