Friday, 28 October 2016

Flowers On Wall, Double Tag, Hello

Some of you know that I'm the parent of a teen with High Functioning Autism.  What most of you don't know is that on 5th January, 2016, she set into motion a chain of events that have had catastrophic consequences.

I have no intention of explaining it all now.  Truth be told I may never know the reasons why she did what she did.  But I will try and explain after Christmas as best I can.

All I can tell you for now is that she once asked, early on, if I was ok...  and was told I was finding it difficult, but understood...
That second part's not true.  I will never understand.

I'm telling you this because I'm struggling right now and these next few months will be very difficult.  So please bear with me.  I'm behind on commenting on your blogs, Facebook, Instagram...  but I haven't forgotten any of you that I normally stop by and leave some love to.  

I'll catch up as and when I can...  X


It's Tag You're It Friday time again, and I've gone for a style that reminds me more of one of my fellow Team Mates than it does me.  Can you guess which one?
I'll give you a clue.  Imagine my tag with more!

 (I should probably show you my tag now.  You can't guess if you can't see it..!)

Here's one that's a little closer...

...  and one that shows the whole photo layout.

I do love photo props.  Can you tell?

Our inspiration for this challenge comes from this very beautifully made tag...

I was tempted to do likewise and dig out a cake stamp for some pretty flowers to cascade all over...  but then I got the idea of flowers cascading down a wall instead.

I have snuck in an extra colour (purple), but other than that my colour scheme, flower placements, sparkly glitter tag and sequins have all been faithfully copied from Rubenna's tag...  they just aren't necessarily copied 'like for like'.

Supplies Used:

Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle - Large

Bo Bunny 'Wall To Wall'
SugarPea Designs 'Funky Wreaths/Spring'
Clearly Besotted 'Flutterby Dreams'

Tsukineko/Memento 'Gray Flannel'
Tsukineko/Memento ' Real Black'
Tim Holtz Distress 'Picked Raspberry'
Tim Holtz Distress 'Bundled Sage'
Tim Holtz Distress 'Seedless Preserves'
Tim Holtz Distress 'Milled Lavender'
Ranger 'Perfect Medium'

Embossing Powder:
Stampendous 'Clear detail'

Twine - Black and White 

Challenges I'm Entering...

(I managed to use about half of my Watercolour Paper scraps on these flowers and leaves, plus the tag's been cut from a scrap of white card).

'Anything Goes'

Week #386     'Sparkle and Shine'

Come and join us at Tag You're It...  We'd love to see you there.

Stay warm and have a good weekend...
Donna. x