I'm still not up to doing much crafting or keyboarding because of the tendonitis in my right handwhich is still strapped up most of the day. I have managed to finally finish this LO for the current Scrap for Help and Once Upon a Sketch Challenges. I wanted to do this page as my son is an alcoholic and had a relapse a few weeks ago. It's been a traumatic time trying to help and support him through it. As soon as I saw the OUAS challenge to write about someone or something you're missing I remembered the time when he was just a sweet little boy before life took hold of him. Being severely dyslexic as a teenager started his problems and then addiction hit him about 5 yrs ago!! He is fighting back now and I hope and pray every day that he can overcome this evil disease before it destroys him.
I've written a poem about his struggle through life and I've included some of it as my journaling on some extra hearts under his photo. This was a difficult subject but it helped me to get through the last few weeks. Thank you Nadia for another thought provoking subject!
I used Nadia's sketch from OUAS as my base for the LO adding spray paint in worn leather to a canvas on a roll to create the sombre, past times feel. I added layers with stencilling and interest with stitching and embellishments.
I used some corrugated paper (the SFH requirement ) with added paint as background paper and under my extra titling. The alphas are by TH from a pack I bought at Art from the Heart, in their sale. At £8.99 instead of £18 they were a good buy.
Thank you for looking and any sweet words you leave me, your support as followers is helping me re-build my life!!