Monday, 26 September 2016

Remembering a special friend

Some of you will know I sadly lost a very special friend and Godmother to Ben at the end of August. I made this page straight after her funeral. She was a fun loving, strong lady who loved her family and friends and would do anything for anyone. We are going to miss her tremendously.



The page started as a 'mop up' piece used on the first page of the book (see here). I had used it for mono-printing and drying off using my trusty media fluid acrylics from DecoArt..


It looked very different by the time it had gone through a series of stamped, painty and stencilled layers.


My friend Linda loved her garden so I decided flowers would be my remembrance piece for her, I used Tim Holtz flower garden stamps, his wildflowers stencil and wildflowers die to create the effects. The stamped flowers were cut and individually painted using media fluid acrylics.



Seth Apter stamps in the background ....


....... various stencils.


And the page is in my Seth Apter style journal.


I would like to enter this into the Anything But Cute 'Friendship' challenge as it was partly inspired by being a Guest Designer for this current theme, but this is a very different style than the vintage clipboard I made for it. You can see that here if you missed it.

Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx


30 comments:

Jane said...

What a lovely tribute to your friend Brenda. How very sad to see a friend pass away. May she rest in peace. Hugs xx

sally said...

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A moving tribute page Brenda!

Sally xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

What a beautiful tribute Brenda, she may be departed now but she'll never be forgotten, I know that feeling well
hugs
Donna xx

Gina said...

A really beautiful tribute Brenda XXX

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous journal page Brenda, made with love and there as a fond tribute to a dear friend. Sending you extra big hugs, Angela x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful tribute to your friend! A beautiful page Brenda!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a beautiful tribute to your friend! Love the rich colours you have used for the flowers! Chrisx

Kathyk said...

It's always so sad to lose a friend but this is the perfect way to remember her, she would be honoured.

Kathyk

Nikki Acton said...

A lovely creation in honour of your friend xxx

Helen said...

what a beautiful page to remember your friend. love it.

Redanne said...

Oh Brenda this is so beautiful and such a wonderful and heartfelt tribute to your dear friend. Hugs, Anne xx

rachel said...

such a beautiful tribute to your friend Brenda - I'm sure she is smiling about it right now. Big hugs dear lady xx

Kaz Hall said...

What a beautiful tribute to your friend Brenda, love the layers of paint, great piece xxx Kaz

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful tribute!

Seth said...

What a wonderful way to honor and pay tribute to your friend/ Beautiful!

Gio said...

A really gorgeous tribute to your friend. Hope making art relieved a little bit your pain, Brenda.

Anita Houston said...

What a beautiful post and a beautiful project. I'm sorry for your loss, and I think this tribute is fabulous. LOVE the flowers and color and texture.

Monika Gulyas said...

What a beautiful memorial page for your dear friend! The text is so emotional! I love it! xoxo

Pawsitively Creative said...

Wonderful tribute to your friend. And the transformation from the beginning colors to the end result is awesome sauce and so very different. Fantabulous use of so many stencils, stamps and textures! Wowzers!

Thanks for joining us some more at Anything But Cute for our "Friendship" challenge! Hugz. ~Niki DT

Team Clark said...

I am so so sorry to hear about your friend... What a beautiful way to work through these feelings. She would be so honored. <3 Hang in there, sweet friend. Hugs, Autumn

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful page Brenda, and a beautiful quote.
A lovely tribute to your friend and no doubt you will think of her every time you use your journal.
Avril xx

Nicole Wright said...

Gorgeous!Love those flowers and all that yummy colour!

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely page in tribute to your friend - now every time you look through that journal you will have happy memories brought to mind! Your background and flowers are beautiful on this! Julia xx

Sophie said...

Eine wundervolle Karte mit ernstem Hintergrund.
Sehr schön gearbeitet, liebe Brenda.

Herzlichst Sophie

Vintagehandmade said...

Oh, Brenda, what a fabulous tribute to your friend! I love every single inch of this absolutely stunning piece! Thank you so much for joining in our 'Friendship' challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Branka DT xx

Sara Barker said...

Oh, dear, Brenda! I'm a little late visiting, but so happy I did! Your tribute to your friend is so lovely! I love the quote and your background is amazing! The flowers are colored so beautifully and paired with the die cuts look like a real garden. Perfect touch to add the doodling and sweet to scribe her name...Love this! So terribly sorry for your loss of such a wonderful friend. Hugs!

PS Thank you for including this in our Friendship challenge at Anything But Cute! It's perfect!

A Pink said...

What a wonderful heartfelt tribute to your dear friend, Brenda. So sorry for your loss . hugs x

Crafty Humphreys said...

Beautiful page and tribute sweetie. Sending lots of hugs. Suz Xxx

Jackie P Neal said...

So very beautiful Brenda! Sending healing thoughts and prayers, Jackie

Redanne said...

Brenda, I am so thrilled to tell you that you were chosen as a Design Team favourite at Anything But Cute with this beautiful tribute to your dear friend. If you stop by: http://anythingbutcutechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/winners-challenge-17-friendship.html you can pick up your badge. Many congratulations. Hugs, Anne xx