Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Forget Me Not

Here I am to invite you to another week of anything goes at Inspiration Destination!
One of our fabulous sponsors is The East Wind.
I'm here to share my project that's taken everything out of me! Ugh! lol :) My daughter moved out at the beginning of March and I've not heard a word from her... which was expected... but it still hurts. The canvas has been a work in progress. First, coloring it, I used her coloring and, then for the base, this canvas she left behind. She planned to throw it away! Can you imagine? I could never throw anything I made away... I might hang on to it to see if I can finish it in a different way. So anyway, it's NOT entirely completed. I have something I want to add to the upper right-hand corner. I've printed out on vellum the words love, family, loyalty and forgiveness and heat embossed them in gold. Then there's a pocket I want to create to tuck letters she and I have exchanged over the years. I'm not sure how to do it and, also, when looking through the letters to decide which ones to add, leaves me an emotional wreck so it's totally interfering with the mojo! :p
Here it is in its early stages:
 Click on the images for a closer look!
 Here's a close up of the image:
Here it is closer to completion:
Reindeer moss (it's how it read on the label!) is from The Dollar Tree
Pearl beads are from Michael's bargain bins
Die cuts are from this monthly kit club I just joined! I was kinda disappointed with March's kit. It has a prehistoric theme and I usually cannot think of WHAT to make with these types of images but the dies came in super handy! lol I just saw April's kit and holy moly! It's right up my alley! I think I'll be stalking the mail carrier! Ha! I was actually thinking of cancelling my membership cause it's kinda pricey and we just had some HUGE home repairs right in the middle of tax season! But it's kinda hard to cause I'm a huge fan of the images and I love the coordinated die cut kit! Ssooo... maybe I'll wait and see if I can get through this hump so I can stay in the club. :)
Anyway, I got kinda long winded with personal nonsense but I'd still like to share my canvas with the following challenges, if I may please:


  1. This is just stunningly gorgeous. Fabulous image which you have coloured so beautifully and love how you have done your background, it is just perfect for this image. Great work.
    A pleasure to visit your blog and view your work.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  2. I think it is adorble. And has lots of emotions in it for you.
    Michelle (DT sister)

  3. Fabulous project and love the colours and whole concept of this creation. Thanks so much for sharing at our current challenge at

    [aNNie DT/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  4. Great project thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart good luck x

  5. Gorgeous!! I love the background and that image is beautiful! Does your daughter have black hair? She is going to treasure it! Why not put the pocket on the back of the canvas for the letters? Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART April Linky Challenge!

  6. Stunning, love the image and background. Thank you so much for joining and supporting our new challenge, Classic Design Team Open Challenge DT Lori xx

  7. Lovely project. The image has been colored beautifully. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments :)

    - SP (Design Team)

  8. This is so beautiful. Gorgeous image and colors. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. We hope to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT


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