Friday, November 4, 2011

Memories!

For Grungy Monday, Linda asked us to create a loving tribute to someone who has passed away, using of course products or techniques of  Mr. Holtz!  Well this was a difficult challenge in many ways!  When I saw the sketch challenge Lisa had given us for Bloggers Challenge, it all fell into place!  The tribute is to the two people in my life that gave me everything!  I no longer have parents and sometimes I am in overwhelming pain.  This was the last picture taken of my parents together.  I lost my Mom in 2004 and my Dad in 2008 and not a day goes by that I don't think of them.  The scanned picture did not turn out very well, so I will make a copy of the photo and use that.

The background patterned papers are Tim's as are most of the inks!  Butterflies and Doily are from Cheery Lynn!  I cut out the doily on white card stock and then inked with Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Tumbled Glass.  Shaded with Walnut Stain!  The butterflies were previously cut and just waiting to be used.   Used the Papillon background stamp for the doily!  The heart trim is from my Mom's belongings and seemed quite appropriate.

Lynn of Trash To Treasure is having a Three Year Blogaversary Giveaway, so you might want to go check it out!  Sure looks like some awesome candy!   

Wishing you all a wonderfuly weekend!  Thank you for stopping by!

37 comments:

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a lovely tribute to your parents.....wishes for a lovely weekend to you and yours Terry...

Cath Wilson said...

Cynthia took the words out of my mouth - what a lovely tribute to someone you loved so dearly. Not something I'm looking forward to as my parents age, so I really feel for you. A really emotional piece x

Dots Dabbles said...

It is good to remember. A beautiful tribute Terry, and a great share.
Ta
Dot x

Netty said...

A beautiful and emotional tribute to your dear parents. A very difficult challenge to take on but you have coped brilliantly. Enjoy the weekend, Annette xx

artistamyjo said...

Lovely remembrance to those you love.
Hugs

donna said...

Beautiful layout Terry. My parents are both gone too so I know the" orphan" feeling..hugs..Donna

Sharon said...

This is really beautiful Terry!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful Terry, and such a wonderful tribute to your parents! Fab use of the sketch - thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Your card is lovely Terry! What a beautiful remembrance of your parents! :D

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love it. It is so heart felt, as well as beautiful.
Thanks for sharing,
Rinda

Chris Arlington said...

Well Terry, I am sure your parents would be very proud of how you displayed them. Beautiful job!
Chris

BarbaraW said...

Terry, You did a wonderful job on both challenges. This is a beautiful tribute to your parents.

Yvonne Garner said...

What a lovely tribute to you parents, Terry. Have a wonderful weekend. Best, Yvonne

Lynn Stevens said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Mom and Dad Terry. I know how hard it is. I think of my dad every day too.
Thank you so much for including my post about the giveaway. I'll add you in for the surprise as well.
Best of luck Girlfriend!
hugs Lynn

craftattack said...

A beautiful way to remember your parents! Valerie

Cheryl said...

oh hun what a wonderful tribute to your parents,oh hun that really is just so beautiful can feel your sadness hun bless your heart,a really emotional piece of art hun hugs cherylxxxx

Linda Monroe said...

Beautiful

Ruby Craft said...

Beautiful Tribute to your parents.

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful tribute to your parents, the card is lovely with those colors and their picture as your focal point.

Jan Hennings said...

How sweet! Love this :)

Meggymay said...

A beautiful and wonderful way to celebrate happy memories of your beloved parents.
Yvonne x.

Electra said...

This is beautiful, Terry! What a lovely tribute to your parents.

Linda R. said...

Well this is sooooo beautiful. Such a lovely way to remember you parents..

Hugs, Linda

Sarah said...

They look a wonderful couple and great parents... the pinks look lovely and make a beautiful surround for their picture.

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fantastic tribute- and I LOVE the frame for your picture of your parents- the subtle colors you used really makes it stand out!

Ira said...

It's absolutely wonderful to see and feel that you have such fond and dear memories of your parents. It's a beautiful hommage, your card. There's no finer way to show that your beloved parents have not been forgotten. Have a great weekend, hugs, Ira

Sherry Edwards said...

Oh Terry, what a very special piece of art you've made - especially with a piece of your Mum's trim included too. I bet they were both so very proud of you. A wonderful tribute to your parents xxx

Brenda Brown said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Mum and Dad Terri the whole design and colouring is perfect. I know what you mean when you say not a day goes past - I am like that too, in fact I stopped at the cemetery yesterday to see them.
Hope you are having a good weekend. We are having fireworks later with the girls (although I can hear lots going off now). It's Bonfire Night here in the UK.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Christine said...

This is gorgeous Terry and quite the tribute!!! Your parents look so loving and caring!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is lovely, Terry. Such a sweet photo and you've done a wonderful job of embellishing it. I'm with you on the 'orphan' train.

Michele said...

your parents were precious treasures. how lovely for you to make this tribute & continue to remember them with love. beautfully done Terry. xo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a wonderful combination of these themes,your tribute to your parents looks beautiful.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful tribute to your Mom and Dad Terri, I know they would be so proud of you for making it. Lovely memories in that picture of them together. Big hugs to you.
~Diane

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a gorgeous card and a lovely photo of your Mum and Dad. Bet they loved you lots,

Lucy x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Terry, you created an absolutely gorgeous tribute to your beautiful parents! The photo is lovely-- what a handsome couple!-- and your use of gentle imagery and soft colors is wise and perfect, as are the butterflies and little hearts.

I love this piece and am so touched that you shared your memories. I have no doubt your mom and dad are very proud of their kind, generous daughter.

lynne said...

Terry
Your parents would be so proud of your art achievements and you as a person. They surely were special people and you created the most wonderful tribute to both of them and I am not ashamed to say I am sitting here with a tear at my eye reading your post.
Wishes
Lynne

Sugar Lump Studios said...

I missed your beautiful tribute! What a lovely photo! It brings tears as I know the empty feeling you have! Hugs to you Miss Terry!

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