Sunday, November 13, 2011

November 1st Once Upon a Sketch challenge

I love Once Upon a Sketch and I always find loads of inspiring examples on there. I've never entered the challenges before but this one really sang to me so here goes.


It follows the sketch pretty closely (it was a lovely sketch) and it does have journalling on it, but in Braille. The subject of he page was about when and why you started scrapping. Well, it was because of my dearly beloved youngest daughter. She was an incredible girl who lost both her sight and eventually her life to an optic glioma. For those who don't know Braille the journalling reads "Why do I scrap. It started when I found out you were blind as a way to make photos interesting for you. Now it allows me to spend time with the photos and memories I have of you Isabelle." The photo of her hands is her reading.

The page has lots of texture - there are embossed bits, scrunched ribbon, fabric flowers, buttons, intricately cut chipboard, glossy accents - everything but the kitchen sink. I still always add lots of tactile things to my pages and when I do scrap it always reminds me of her and how she loved to play with mummy's scrappy pages.

Thanks for looking.

23 comments:

Gerry van Gent said...

Hi there! Oh, what a touchy and sad story you tell us....so sorry to hear about your daughter :-(!
What a precious photo and you simply preserved this memories perfectly! Thank you so much for taking the time to play along at OUAS!
Hugs ~Gerry~

phamil said...

Oh my, I'm also so sorry about your daughter, but this is a perfect page to document this touching story. That is a priceless photo to have. Thank you so much for taking part in our challenge at OUAS!

sandi said...

This is just such a beautiful page. Your journaling is so heartfelt, so beautiful! Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

..you brought tears to my eyes..I am so sorry..You are a strong and wonderful woman and thank you SO much that you shared your story with us at OUAS...
Hugs!!
xoxoxo

Lisa Barrie said...

My heart broke when I read your story what a loss you have experienced. I'm glad that scrapping has been some measure of comfort for you and I know what a comfort it can be to have shared you story so we could all support you in our small way. Congratulations on crating such a beautiful and moving page!

Renee said...

What a touching LO, I am so sorry you lost your daughter and my heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts :)

Heather Jacob said...

Hi there ... love the way you have told this story .... the photo is beautiful and I love your page it is full of both love and sadness ..
I too began scrapbooking after My precious Son, Mark died .... take care and god bless you .... so sorry for your loss, I am so happy that you are scrapbooking, it is an amazing tool for memories ...
big hugz x

joyce said...

Hello Bex, fabulous layout, the story captured my heart. You inspire us....I'm a follower of your blog now,hope to see more of your amazing art and inspiration.

jeanie g said...

This is such a touching and emotive LO and deserved to be a winner. My heartfelt sympathy goes to you for your loss. I too know the way scrapping can help with the loss of a loved one, keeping our memories alive helps us cope doesn't it. I'm a follower now and look forward to seeing you join in the challenges more. Since I started entering I've made lots of friends. xx

Lizzyc said...

HI.. oh this has filled my eyes with tears.. such a beautiful way to remember your beloved daughter.. this layout is stunning.. using the braille strips is amazing.. thank you for sharing your precious story...

Dolly B said...

such a precious photo and layout. I am so sorry for your loss of your precious daughter. I am glad scrapbooking is a way for you to preserve your precious memories. Thanks for sharing
Hugs
Mary

LuvLoz said...

I really like the fact you told this story in braille. I'm sorry to hear your story had such a sad ending.

Jasmine S said...

Your courage is so touching. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful page and your sad but beautiful story. I am so glad you have found some peace in scrapbooking and a way to hold onto those precious memories.

Irma said...

this brought tears to my eyes. It's so touching, honest and courageous, and a wonderful way of remembering your little girl.

Tina said...

I am so sorry for your loss of your precious daughter.
You make a beautiful LO to memory your daughter.

Hugs Tina

Leeann Pearce said...

heartfelt!!!

Linda said...

Love it! Thax for shearing your story, it was touching

EFI said...

Rebecca you brought tears to my eyes, I am so sorry about your daughter. Last month i lost my baby too. Take care and i would like to see more creations from you!

Helen Tilbury said...

What a dear layout! I am so sorry about your daughter!! I love that you created tactile pages for her to touch & feel. I have a disabled sister so I can relate to that as we were always adding bits and pieces to her story books too. Thanks for playing at Once Upon a Sketch!!

marit said...

Oh my! I am so sorry about your daughter!
What at beautiful and touching lo! You are so brave, and thanks for the courage you are showing!
Marit from Norway

Linda said...

What a beautiful layout and how lovely that you connected with your daughter through your craft Bex. I can only imagine that she loved looking through your beautiful scrapbooking.

Keren Tamir said...

thank you for sharing your story with us!!

Melenia said...

Your story brought tears to my eyes, I just love what you did to help your little girl and I admire your strength to share it with us. To me, you are the winner of the challenge, b/c your journaling was the cornerstone of the page. Respect. :)